What to do in Northern Thailand

STA Travel Blog - Warmer than Norway and greener than Greenland; as “norths” go, northern Thailand is pretty brilliant. Getting there is pretty simple as the Bangkok – Chiang Mai train... The post What to do in Northern Thailand appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Exploring Northern Jordan

STA Travel Blog - Recently having explored the lesser-traveled Western Asia while studying Arabic, Tristan Davis has put together a list of his must-sees if you're going to the area yourself.  The post Exploring Northern Jordan appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

A local’s guide to London

STA Travel Blog - Another installment of our 'Local Insider Series' - this time bringing good ol' London into the limelight. Emma Beynon, Marketing Manager for BUNAC is a born and bred Londoner, and wanted to give us the goss on where's hot in town nowadays. And she doesn't just talk about east London. The post A local’s guide to London appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

15 things we’ve learned about traveling the world, as told by Queer Eye

STA Travel Blog - STA Travel HQ have a total obsession with the fab 5. Watching it gives us happy tears, warm fuzzies, and has taught us 101 new ways to use an avocado. So, we thought what better way to celebrate Pride, than a travel-related Queer Eye blog. The post 15 things we’ve learned about traveling the world, as told by Queer Eye appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Prague: The Ultimate Guide

STA Travel Blog - Raylin Pellatt (@rayy_baybay), is a major travel enthusiast having visited over twenty four countries (and counting)!. Having recently graduated from Michigan State last year, she’s... The post Prague: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Taiwan: The Ultimate Guide

STA Travel Blog - An underrated destination that should be on every globetrotter’s list, Taiwan offers a diverse landscape for travelers: a kingdom with stunning national parks for outdoor... The post Taiwan: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Best Pride Parades on the Planet

STA Travel Blog - It’s true, love really does make the world go round. That’s love, not money. And definitely not the conservation of angular momentum. Insert confused face... The post The Best Pride Parades on the Planet appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

On Your Radar: Taiwan

STA Travel Blog - If you thought the only things to come out of Taiwan were laptops, toys and bikes bearing the words ‘Made in Taiwan’, then think again.... The post On Your Radar: Taiwan appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

6 LGBTQ+ friendly places to travel, some you may or may not know!

STA Travel Blog - Sometimes you can feel as if the world can’t be the easiest place to travel if you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, and while this... The post 6 LGBTQ+ friendly places to travel, some you may or may not know! appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Japan: the Ultimate Travel Guide

STA Travel Blog - So you’re going to Japan. Cool… take us with you? At STA Travel, our motto is ‘we know because we go’. Or in my case,... The post Japan: the Ultimate Travel Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Where Is the Global Energy System Headed?

Greentech Media: Headlines - Every year, we see a wide range of models for the future global energy system. The scenarios come from an array of organizations: the International Energy Agency and the Energy Information Administration; oil companies like BP, Shell and Equinor; and research outfits like Wood Mackenzie and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. And the conclusions are all over the map. So a group of experts at Resources for the Future put them all together and created their own … [Read more...]

Energy Capital Partners Acquires Industrial Energy Storage Specialist Convergent

Greentech Media: Headlines - Private equity firm Energy Capital Partners has bought its way into the energy storage development business with Convergent Energy + Power, the companies announced Wednesday. New York-based Convergent develops, owns and operates large-scale storage for industrial customers and utilities. It distinguished itself as a rare startup that chose to self-fund its projects, raising $70 million to do so. Convergent also took the title for largest commercial and industrial … [Read more...]

Forest carbon credits ‘worse than nothing’? There’s more to this story

Climate Change – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - More than 3,000 people in the United States had a heart transplant last year. This life-extending procedure crossed from the (c) Climate Change – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

How Distributed Energy Is Reshaping the Energy Landscape

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Analysts: China’s Energy Storage Market to “Skyrocket” by 2024

Greentech Media: Headlines - China is set to become the leading energy storage market in the Asia-Pacific region by 2024. That's according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. China’s cumulative energy storage capacity is projected to skyrocket from 489 megawatts or 843 megawatt-hours in 2017 to 12.5 gigawatts or 32.1 gigawatt-hours in 2024. This represents a 25-fold increase in the installed base. Policy incentives have been the main drivers behind … [Read more...]

Business in a changing climate, pollution loopholes, fishing bans: 3 big stories you might have missed

Climate Change – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about. (c) Climate Change – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Traveling this summer? Airline offers way to offset impact

Climate Change – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - To help stop climate change, offset the carbon emissions of your flights. (c) Climate Change – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Complexity of New York City’s Green New Deal

Greentech Media: Headlines - The Green New Deal is now a driving force in climate politics. But up until now, it’s been mostly theoretical. And then, in April, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that New York City is creating its own version of the plan. As part of the law, large commercial buildings will need to cut emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and by 80 percent by 2050 — or face steep fines. After so much theorizing about the Green New Deal, we can finally see what happens … [Read more...]

Why Long Island Could Become New York’s First Energy Storage Hot Spot

Greentech Media: Headlines - It can be hard to keep up with the steady drumbeat of energy storage policy updates emanating from the Northeast, and New York in particular, but last week's announcement of $55 million allocated for Long Island deserves a second look. The specifics of the incentive — $250 per kilowatt-hour for residential storage or commercial systems up to 5 megawatts — parallel similar opportunities offered to customers elsewhere in New York as part of a $280 … [Read more...]

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #25

Skeptical Science - A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Jun 16 through Sat, June 22, 2019 Editor's Pick A Degree of Concern: Why Global Temperatures Matter Credit: NASA-JPL/Caltech Part 1 of a Two-Part Series If you could ask a sea turtle why small increases in global average temperature matter, you’d be likely to get a mouthful. Of sea grass, that is. Of course, sea turtles can’t talk, except in … [Read more...]

Review – "We Are The Destroyers" by D.K.Lindler

Reduce Footprints - A good story can entertain while delivering an important lesson. Unlike instructional books, fiction often reaches us on an emotional level and, when that happens, we tend to remember both the book and the message.I was invited to read We Are The Destroyers by D.K.Lindler.The ScenarioThis is the story of a dying planet. Over consumption and environmental abuse have caused food shortages; so, to feed a rapidly growing population, synthetic foods are created. While these … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Linoleum Could Be the Best Flooring for an Environmentally Sustainable Home

Reduce Footprints - LinoleumAs a home builder, I know that choosing your flooring can be one of the hardest parts of decorating the interior of your home. The first step is to choose what type of flooring that you want –tile, carpet, or a beautiful hardwood. Many home owners choose linoleum flooring for the desirable sustainable qualities and modern appeal. Linoleum is made from linseed oil, rosin (from pine trees), wood flour, limestone, pigments and jute. Linseed oil is obtained from flax, and … [Read more...]

Ocean advocates are increasingly concerned about climate change

Skeptical Science - This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Daisy Simmons SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The world’s oceans are deeply affected by climate change – and vice versa. But until recent years, ocean advocates throughout California had long tackled issues like over-fishing and coastal pollution without as much emphasis on the broad-reaching relationship between climate and oceans. That’s all changed, as evidenced by a March annual lobbying event at the state … [Read more...]