Posts Tagged ‘environment’

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    Gas Prices

    Dec 11, 10 • 312 Views • No Comments

    Have you been paying more for gas? Looking at this map, you can see that gas prices around the country have been rising in most places. Economist James Hamilton suggests that the price of gas is directly connected to the GDP. Citing the BEA breakdown of...  [read more]

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    The Locavore Challenge

    Aug 24, 10 • 266 Views • 1 Comment

    Being a locavore is not always easy but it can feel very good. Those of us who are locavores believe that we are helping the planet by saving on transport costs and emissions, patronizing small businesses rather than distant impersonal corporate giants, and...  [read more]

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    Wind Farms

    Aug 2, 10 • 305 Views • No Comments

    What if peak wind for your wind farm equals peak demand? Good? Not necessarily. The key is timing. According to a NY Times article, certain wind installations have to “dump energy late at night…” because there is no demand for power at...  [read more]

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    Green Jeans

    Jul 23, 10 • 327 Views • No Comments

    Reading about a new Eco Index started me thinking about competition. The Eco Index is somewhat comparable to the Energy Star rating created by the EPA in 1992. For appliances, Energy Star ratings convey energy efficiency information. For apparel, the Eco...  [read more]

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    Environmental Emissions

    Jun 25, 10 • 284 Views • 1 Comment

    A letter in “The Mail” section of a recent New Yorker tells us about a funny error on the cover of the May 17, 2010 issue. Mainly portraying emissions from vehicles, factories, and cows, the cover focuses on our environmental problems. According...  [read more]