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Green tech finds: the useful reminders edition

Green tech finds: the useful reminders edition

Keep killing your houseplants because you forget to water? Or wasting gas because you never remember to check your tire pressure. We’ve got solutions for both, and more, in this week’s green tech finds.

Forget to water your plants?: Yep, there’s now an app for that. The Koubachi Wifi Plant Sensor tells an app on your phone when your houseplants need some water.

European Climate Poll Shows 61 Percent Have Acted

European Climate Poll Shows 61 Percent Have Acted

BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 16, 2008 (ENS) – After poverty, climate change is the most serious problem Europe faces according to a Eurobarometer survey presented in the European Parliament on September 11. The poll found that 61 percent of respondents have taken some personal action to cut emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. A quarter…

Democrats Stage First Bright Green Political Convention

Democrats Stage First Bright Green Political Convention

DENVER, Colorado, August 24, 2008 (ENS) – As delegates from across the country converge on Denver for the Democratic National Convention opening Monday, most of them are buying offsets to neutralize the carbon dioxide emitted to power their planes, trains and cars. This Green Delegate Challenge is part of the Democrats’ year-long effort to make…

U.S. Power Plant Carbon Emissions Zoom in 2007

U.S. Power Plant Carbon Emissions Zoom in 2007

WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – The biggest single year increase in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants in nine years occurred in 2007, finds a new analysis by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Environmental Integrity Project. The finding of a 2.9 percent rise in carbon dioxide emissions over 2006 is based on an analysis…

Growth in China's CO2 Emissions Double Previous Estimates

Growth in China's CO2 Emissions Double Previous Estimates

SAN DIEGO, California, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – The growth in China’s emissions of the primary greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, is far greater than previous estimates, making the goal of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases much more difficult, finds a new analysis by economists at the University of California. The authors of the study, Maximillian…

It's Only Rock 'N Roll, But We Like It: Going Green on Tour

It's Only Rock 'N Roll, But We Like It: Going Green on Tour

TreeHugger loves to see the power of pop culture put to good use; not only does it offer a fantastic opportunity to spread our green message to a new, hip demographic, but we can be entertained at the same time. As such, we’ve been happily tracking the progress of the music industry as both up…