Airbnb to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog Airbnb to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders New global initiative will provide free or subsidized housing for healthcare professionals, relief workers, and first responders, typically closer to where they are working ; Airbnb Hosts can opt in to provide homes that follow new cleanliness protocols based on recommendations from medical experts Airbnb is partnering with the International Federation of the Red Cross and […] Airbnb to Help … [Read more...]

An open letter from our CEO, Dr. M. Sanjayan

"Human Nature" Blog Feed - <div><p>At Conservation International, we have always considered ourselves and everyone associated with us as family. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, this sense of community is more important and meaningful than ever. I know this is a difficult time for all of us. I feel it with my family, my parents and loved ones who live abroad, far from us. </p><p>Conservation International&rsquo;s mission has never seemed more … [Read more...]

Meet a scientist: a species-discovering savant

"Human Nature" Blog Feed - <div><p><i><b>Editor&rsquo;s note: </b>A <a href="https://www.researchamerica.org/sites/default/files/Americans%27%20Attitudes%20about%20Science%20and%20Scientists%20in%202017.pdf" target="_blank">2017 survey </a>found that 81 percent of Americans could not name a living scientist. No, not a single one. At Conservation International, we have lots of scientists you should know. Here&rsquo;s … [Read more...]

Ways Eco-Friendly Hemp Products Drive The Health Supplements Market – Blue & Green Tomorrow

"green living" - Google News - Ways Eco-Friendly Hemp Products Drive The Health Supplements Market Blue & Green Tomorrow (c) "green living" - Google News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Performs Unplugged at iHeart Living Room Concert For America – Billboard

"green living" - Google News - Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Performs Unplugged at iHeart Living Room Concert For America Billboard (c) "green living" - Google News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

G20 Nations Sending Billions in Finance to Fossil Fuels

GreenActionNews - Each year, G20 countries provide nearly four times more public finance to fossil fuels than to clean energy, according to a new report released yesterday by Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth U.S.,... The post G20 Nations Sending Billions in Finance to Fossil Fuels appeared first on GreenActionNews. (c) GreenActionNews - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Iceberg the Size of Delaware Close to Breaking off Antarctic

GreenActionNews - According to Project MIDAS, a UK-based Antarctic research team, a large section of an ice shelf known as the Larsen C is close to calving, making it to be one of the largest ice... The post Iceberg the Size of Delaware Close to Breaking off Antarctic appeared first on GreenActionNews. (c) GreenActionNews - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Pioneering Waste-Reusing Plastic Roads

EcoGeek - A new way of building roads with recycled plastic is being developed by Dutch company KWS Infra. As a resident of Michigan, where the combination of hard northern winters and a legislature that refuses to do its job have led to a statewide condition with many roads in embarrassingly bad shape, this hits close to home. The plastic roads are claimed to offer a number of advantages that make this a potentially revolutionary technology. The proposed system is going to use “100% … [Read more...]

Osmosis Power Is Off the Table Now

EcoGeek - Not every energy technology that is explored is going to lead to a successful new power industry. Osmosis power was one of the more unusual technologies we’ve come across. But now, after a few years of investigation, it appears that this technology is not a viable option for larger scale power generation. Statkraft, the Norwegian company which had opened a pioneering research facility to explore the potential of osmotic power generation, has closed its operations.  Moreover, a … [Read more...]

Spring Cruises Look Unlikely to Sail

Sustainable Living - With ocean-going departures from American ports suspended until at least April 11, here’s what those interested in spring cruises can expect. (c) Sustainable Living - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Beautiful World Beside the Broken One

Sustainable Living - Nature is wide open for business. Here is the alternate world we need right now. (c) Sustainable Living - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Trump Extends Coronavirus Social Distancing Guidelines Till April 30

EcoWatch - President Donald Trump has bowed to the advice of public health experts and extended social distancing measures designed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus till at least April 30. Trump had originally signaled a desire to return to business as usual by Easter Sunday — April 12—even as the U.S. became the new global epicenter of the outbreak, but reversed course Sunday during the White House coronavirus task force press briefing."Nothing would be worse than declaring victory … [Read more...]

3 States Pass Anti-Pipeline Protest Bills in Two Weeks

EcoWatch - In just two weeks, three states have passed laws criminalizing protests against fossil fuel infrastructure. Between March 16 and March 25, the governors of Kentucky, South Dakota and West Virginia all signed laws designating oil and gas pipelines and facilities "critical" or "key" infrastructure and imposing new penalties for anyone caught tampering with them, HuffPost reported Friday. The laws came as much of the nation was absorbed by the spread of the new coronavirus, which has … [Read more...]

CURA is a hospital in a box

Latest Items from TreeHugger - But does building it out of refurbished shipping containers make any sense? (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Photo: Pounce!

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Our photo of the day comes from Rockyview County, Alberta. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Don’t Sweat It: Tips for Reducing Summer Energy Costs

Living Green Magazine - With Mother Nature expected to show no mercy this summer, many families across the U.S. will predictably sweat it out financially via increasingly costly electric bills.  To cope with this summer’s high temperatures, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), an organization that advocates for energy consumers, recently announced its top 10 tips for reducing summer energy costs. Record high temperatures are expected from coast to coast in the coming months, likely … [Read more...]

Shopping For Energy Efficient Lighting? Don’t Forget These Considerations

Living Green Magazine - Lightning is one of the most critical elements in home installations and, not surprisingly, it has a significant impact on household’s energy consumption as well. A well-lit room can reap a bevy of advantages, affecting the mood, health, comfort, and productivity of its occupants. With massive advancements and improvements in lighting technology during the past few years, the array of lighting options are greater than ever. The passing of the EISA (Energy … [Read more...]

QUIZ: Can You Identify These Famous American Historical Figures?

Topix - How many can YOU identify? (c) Topix - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Quiz: Can You Pass 9th Grade History?

Topix - Ah, 9th grade history. Miss it? (c) Topix - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #13

Skeptical Science - A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 22, 2020 through Sat, Mar 28, 2020 Editor's Choice The Nature of Crisis Photograph by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / Getty Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments. An idea beloved of the technorati is that we are actually living not on the earth we seem to inhabit but … [Read more...]

The pros and cons of planting trees to address global warming

Skeptical Science - This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Bruce Lieberman It seems like such a simple, straightforward, empowering idea: plant trees – a lot of trees – all over the world, and watch the planet’s temperature fall. Who doesn’t love a tree or two, even far more – the right tree in the right place? Along with the refreshing shade they provide on hot days, trees of course also store carbon, and they’ll suck it right out of our fragile … [Read more...]

Why are so many solar-climate papers flawed?

RealClimate - The Zharkova et al paper that incorrectly purported to link solar-climate effects to movements of the Sun around the barycenter has been retracted. This paper generated an enormous thread on @PubPeer where the authors continued to defend the indefensible and even added in new errors (such as a claim that the Earth’s seasonal cycles are due to variations in the Earth-Sun distance). Additionally, it seeded multiple nonsense newspaper articles in the UK and elsewhere (some … [Read more...]

Why not use a clever mathematical trick?

RealClimate - There is a clever mathematical trick for comparing different data sets, but it does not seem to be widely used. It is based on so-called empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs), which Edward Lorenz described in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientific report from 1956. The EOFs are similar to principal component analysis (PCA). The EOFs and PCAs provide patterns of spatio-temporal covariance structure. Usually these techniques are applied to datasets with many … [Read more...]