Thirty six days after the original Deep Horizon explosion and the beginning of the United States' worst eco-crisis ever, BP will seek to end this oil spill nightmare with its two-day Top Kill procedure. The cement mud mix would effectively plug the well, the latest in many failed attempts to end the oil spill. In the latest effort to quell the spill and public dissatisfaction, BP will show the procedure live on video. But what remains to be seen is what will finally be killed, the oil spill or the last vestiges of public trust for BP and the Obama Administration's crisis response team.
This week many climate organizations are working together to create an all-out, bare-knuckled, three-day calling campaign to demand the strongest possible climate and clean energy legislation. RePower America wants you to take the pledge.
The Hip Hop Caucus is an organization whose mission is to foster civic engagement among young people on issues of social and economic justice, human rights, the environment, and international peace, so they can attain increased opportunities for themselves and their communities. Their main focus is on meeting young people where they are, by linking cultural expression with social and political experience.
On the heels of U.S. President Obama's State of the Union address, the NRDC Action Fund has launched This is Our Moment -- a web video campaign that is urging Congress to pass the first-ever climate and clean energy bill that will break our dependency to foreign oil, reduce carbon pollution, and create thousands of green jobs.
The video campaign features celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jason Bateman, Chace Crawford, Felicity Huffman, Justin Long, Edward Norton, Emmy Rossum, Forest Whitaker and more.
On Tuesday, we will test drive the new Chevrolet Volt, the highly talked about electric vehicle that will be released this year. In addition to its place as on of GM's cornerstones of the future, the Volt is supposed to be an incredible emissions saver, delivering 40 miles on a full charge. 75% of Americans drive less than 40 miles everyday. The car then uses it's gas engine to deliver a hybrid performance.
Go Green Expo is a fabulous green trade show and "green-living" showcase that will begin its tour around the U.S. this week, starting in Los Angeles on Saturday the 23rd.
If you live in the eastern United States, then you are no doubt dealing with plenty of snow this winter. Ever wonder just how the snow removal systems work that make your life that much easier trying to get to school and work in the morning?
The snow is "removed" by the use of sodium chloride. The melting snow, ice and rain cause salt to run off roads onto nearby vegetation and soil, eventually seeping into streams, lakes and rivers. This is of course very harmful to wildlife and vegetation in the area. This runoff salt has also been found in residential drinking wells in some Northeastern and Midwestern states.
Big ups to New York City! The NYC Transit has recently rolled out a new electric bus, DesignLine, that uses a turbine engine to recharge its lithium-ion battery every time the driver hits the brakes. Keeping up with the eco-exterior, the interior is lit by LED panels and has room for a whopping 37 seats (rider number can double with standing room). Currently there are three buses already operating in Brooklyn and Manhattan, with 87 more are slated to arrive by the end of 2010 if these pilot buses are approved.
Designer Liu Hsiang-Ling has come up with a clever concept design that makes charging a cell phone with sunshine as easy as possible - just slap it onto a window and wait for the magic to happen.
The concept behind the Sticker Phone is pretty simple; most of us tend to place our mobile phone near windows for better signal reception. So the designer has taken this to a design level as this concept takes it a step further by adding a solar panel to the back of the phone and adding a suction so that it can stick to the window glass for sunshine.
Integrating solar cells into mobile phones is gaining continuing to gain popularity.
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Check out this new spot from Plane Stupid to bring awareness to the amount of wasted CO2 from flights. Plane Stupid created the ad with Mother, a London agency, to confront people with the impact that short-haul flights have on the climate and used polar bears because they are a well understood symbol of the effect that climate change is having on the natural world.
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