Posts Tagged ‘greenhouse gas emissions’

Could a Different Livestock Diet Reduce Methane Emissions?

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In the never ending debate regarding how to reduce greenhouse gases, there are some that believe that we should be looking less to our vehicles and more to our dinner table.  Factory farms are cited as a major contributor to climate change, but with a different livestock diet, we could reduce methane emissions. New research [...]

Warm Up Your Car Without Wasting Energy

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Baby, its cold outside!  Winter is here and that often means a freezing cold, iced over vehicle to get into in the morning. If your daily habit includes starting the ignition and leaving the car idling while you grab the rest of your things inside, you are doing more than just wasting gas.  When you [...]

Green Toys Recycle Truck

From the Manufacturer Sort bottles, cans, and paper or just have a blast. Your eco-conscious little one will learn recycling basics while playing with this super cool recycling truck that has a movable recycling bed and open/shut rear door. The awesome eco-design has no metal axles. The Green Toys Recycling Truck is made in the [...]

The Grass isn’t Always Greener

Lawns are supposed to be nice and green, right?  Whether you enjoy a lush turf in your backyard, or perhaps heading to the local park in your neighborhood, do you know what it may cost you carbon-wise? Certainly, anyone from a dry, desert region knows that grass is not the wisest landscape choice when it [...]

Going Greener in the Emerald City

Impressive news from the Pacific Northwest this week!  The city in which I grew up, Seattle Washington, announced that its greenhouse gas emissions last year were a full seven percent (7%) lower than they were in 1990.  They are obviously going greener in the “Emerald City,” Seattle’s unique moniker. The levels that were achieved in [...]

Significant Drop in U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Great news on the global climate change front: this week a significant drop in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions was announced by the United States Energy Information Administration (aka EIA).  Such a large decline in greenhouse gas emissions (preliminary data shows a 2.8% drop in a single year) has not been seen since 1982. Since we’re [...]

Clean Coal Technology

Have you heard about the new “clean coal technology?”  I have.  And I wondered what it was all about.  After all, we know that burning coal releases atmosphere-clogging CO2. Nearly 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the world are attributed to burning coal. What can be clean about coal?  Miners regularly die from black [...]