Rising sea levels get engineers' attention.
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On site observers find Arctic ice thinner, softer than satellite data indicated.
Smart appliances aware of electric grid demand and prices.
EcoFactor signs deal to save energy for customers of Texas's largest utility.
Of course, there's no substitute for human arrogance an dignorance. We insist on living along earthquake faults from San Francisco to Tokyo.
We're not talking about pop singers or scrawny fashion models. We're talking Mother Earth.
An update to the most recent IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report warns that even smaller temperature increases could mean even larger real life changes than earlier IPCC projections. This study was authored by a panel of scientists whoare members of the IPCC.
Assuming Americans can sometime in the future begin to buy new appliances, the next gen of toaster or blender may be more energy efficient. President Obama has directed the Energy Depatment to issue new efficiency guidelines by August of this year.
Today President-elect Obama was specific in his call for more spending on energy conservation and on production of alternative, not-fossil-fuel-based, energy. Some items on the Obama wish list for his hoped-for stimulus plan: double alternative energy production in three years, construct a smarter electric grid to reduce waste, spending on insulation and other conservation moves.
Lots of petroleum-derived materials in today's automobile. Gone is the chrome plating and wooden dashboards of yore.