Hydropower: Energy from Moving Water

Today, most of the world’s electricity-generating infrastructure involves generators which are turned by turbines. This technology has been in use for the past 120 years, and throughout its history, the two main means to turn turbines have been steam and moving water. Steam is, of course, generated by boiling water, which is boiled using the […]

Carbon Offsetting

A carbon neutral lifestyle, business, or organization is an attainable goal. It can mostly be achieved through energy conservation and use of alternative fuels. But in these transitional times, before things like biofuels and wind power become widespread in the economy, there are instances when you just can’t avoid the use of fossil fuels. This […]

Light and Heat from the Sun

Recent commercials produced by the fossil fuel industry claim that their products are necessary for light and heat. But the light and heat stored by fossil fuels originally came from the Sun. Why not cut out the middle-man and go straight to the source? Solar energy can be harnessed directly for heating and indirectly for […]

Wind Power

Wind power is one of the best energy alternatives in existence today. Once installed, it is one of the world’s cheapest modes of energy production — the fuel is free! And one of the many other benefits of wind power is that it provides an economic boost to struggling rural communities. Wind power has come […]

Renewable Solutions

There’s no one solution to slowing global warming — there are many. From energy conservation to biofuels, there is a whole toolbox full of exciting possibilities to help human communities reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. In 2005, Princeton scientists Robert Socolow and Stephen Pacala developed the concept of “climate wedges,” based on graphs of […]

Top Ten Global Warming Myths

The Arctic is melting. But is it really the result of global warming? And if global warming is happening, how do we know humans have had anything to do with it? How can we be sure? Here are ten of the questions most frequently posed by people who are skeptical about whether or not global […]

Global Warming FAQ’s

The most frequently asked questions about climate change and how it is impacting our Earth. Use the answers here to help you when talking with your friends, coworkers and others about why it is so important for all of us to do everything we can to slow the progress of climate change.   Global Warming […]

The Low-Carbon Lifestyle

Reducing the total carbon load on the atmosphere begins with choices individual consumers can make every day. Find out how much carbon you are personally responsible for by using a carbon footprint calculator. Then, trim off as you can in your daily life through energy-efficient lifestyle choices. Finally, go completely carbon-neutral by purchasing offsets for […]