8 Tips for Running Your Heating & Cooling Systems Efficiently

The Eco-Friendly Family - Pin ItDid you know that, according to the American Lung Association, the average American breathes 3,400 gallons of air each day? That means that your heating and cooling system has a big job to do, each and every day. We spend a great deal of time in our homes and Filtrete, a company I have used for years, wants to help–which is why I’ve partnered with them in this series of Healthy Home articles. (See 6 Steps to Cleaner Indoor Air & Naturally Deodorize Your … [Read more...]

New daily temperature dataset from Berkeley

RealClimate - Guest commentary from Zeke Hausfather and Robert Rohde Daily temperature data is an important tool to help measure changes in extremes like heat waves and cold spells. To date, only raw quality controlled (but not homogenized) daily temperature data has been available through GHCN-Daily and similar sources. Using this data is problematic when looking at long-term trends, as localized biases like station moves, time of observation changes, and instrument changes can introduce … [Read more...]

Winning the Battle Against Extreme Mold

Living Green Magazine - By Maile Pingel for TakePart.com When an apartment flood strikes, Maile Pingel learns that water damage is only the beginning. Several weeks ago, I came home to find my husband in a panic and water pouring down like rain from our ceilings. Our upstairs neighbor’s bathroom had flooded, and our apartment was fast filling with water. With the help of maintenance teams, we frantically moved furniture and covered everything we could with plastic sheeting. A … [Read more...]

It never rains but it pause

RealClimate - There has been a veritable deluge of new papers this month related to recent trends in surface temperature. There are analyses of the CMIP5 ensemble, new model runs, analyses of complementary observational data, attempts at reconciliation all the way to commentaries on how the topic has been covered in the media and on twitter. We will attempt to bring the highlights together here. As background, it is worth reading our previous discussions, along with pieces by Simon Donner and … [Read more...]

Geothermal Energy Potential in California!

Green Living Ideas - This press release from Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) shares the great news that the potential for geothermal energy is largely untapped in the largest state in the United States. That’s good news for renewable energy sectors and bad news for the fossil fuel industries. And according to Planetsave there is still a lot of potential for US geothermal energy, so who knows what will be found in the next few years. And no doubt, this is a super lucrative business to … [Read more...]

Facing My Own Green Stereotypes

Accidentally Green - For the original post, visit Accidentally Green - Making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environmnent. Before I started turning green, I admit that I had a very narrow stereotype formed about environmentally-conscious individuals. In general, I believed they: Wore Birkenstocks (with socks in the fall and winter and bare feet in the spring and summer). Had long, straight, greasy-looking hair. Were politically, religiously, philosophically and socially … [Read more...]

My Top 2 Tips for Going Green

Accidentally Green - For the original post, visit Accidentally Green - Making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environmnent. If you haven’t lived with any inclination of a green life – and I’ve been there – how in the world do you begin making greener choices? Since I made a major turn-around in my own life, I know it’s possible. It’s not even very difficult. And it can be fun. If you’re just getting started, here are my Top 2 tips: 1. Know why you’re going green. Please … [Read more...]

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