Ever looked in your trash can and asked yourself: “What if I could get paid for all this stuff. Surely someone can do something with it!” Well, you’re right. All..
Cell phones will always die at the most inconvenient time… probably when there is no charger in site. But what if you could power your phone, or other electronic device,..
Photo Credit: Discovery News We think of solar panels as flat panels arranged to face the sun. But why are they flat? And more importantly, could they be more efficient..
Image Credit: FamiliesAndSchools.org Because the All Green Electronics Recycling National Corporate Headquarters is based in Tustin, many of the posts on this blog center on green news in Southern California...
Photo Credit: Conserve-Energy-Future.com It may come as no surprise to you that California is known for solar energy. But which city in California produces the most solar power? It’s not..
Your next flight might be powered by cooking oil. Okay, so maybe it won’t be entirely powered by cooking oil (yet!), but starting this week, Alaska Airlines will fly 75..
Last week, I talked about my Post-It Note obsession. So it probably won’t surprise you that I was excited to hear that 3M, the company that brought us Post-It Notes,..
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with computers and know that when used for long periods of time, the machine gets overheated and needs to..
So we’ve all heard about electric cars, but what about electric airplanes? A Pennsylvania team called Pipistrel-USA won $1.35 million from NASA after taking first place in the agency’s CAFE..
It’s a well-known fact that public transportation and walking have a lower impact on the environment than driving a car. But what’s the public transportation like where you live? Although..
Between the computers, cell phones, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc…, it probably comes as little surprise to you that we consume a lot of energy. But how much is a lot?..
You’ve heard that the newspaper is dead, right? That may not be the case for much longer. Due to newly-discovered bacteria, old newspapers could potentially be converted into butanol, a..
Credit: Inhabitat.com Many of us view oranges as a form of energy for humans, but could it go beyond that? Tropicana recently took things to a whole new level by..
Have you ever wondered how much land we’d have to cover with solar panels to fuel the entire world with solar power? It doesn’t take up as much space as..
Image Credit: istockphoto.com Can you sort out fact from fiction when it comes to the green industry? Let us know your thoughts about these eco-myths: Myth: Renewable energy receives more..
Would you live in Florida, Southern California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, or New Mexico if there was no air conditioner? All of these areas have experienced above average growth in the..
If you live in Southern California like we do, you probably heard about Carmaggedeon. (Or Carma-kidding, as it was, since most people heeded advice and stayed home.) One would think..
Did you know that data centers consume a lot of energy? On Tuesday, I expressed concern that Apple’s iCloud will have a negative impact on the environment. Picturing the environmental..
Photo Credit: The Jakarta Globe It bothers 15-year-old Ega Sribuarti– a high school student in Bogor, Indonesia–to see her friends charge their cell phones in class. “I think it’s almost..
Credit: Wikipedia Back in April, Google invested in the world’s largest wind farm in Oregon. But they didn’t just stop there. Google and CitiBank recently announced that they have teamed..
This infographic by the Mother Nature Network (MNN) shows us how each U.S. state shines or suffers in regards to the environment, nature, public health, or social justice. (Click on..
Image Credit: FamiliesAndSchools.org It’s a common myth that making green choices is difficult and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are five things that you can do right..
I strongly believe that when it comes to helping the environment, every little bit counts. Going green sounds like it will be expensive and difficult–but it doesn’t have to be...
Photo Credit: Conserve-Energy-Future.com If supported by public policies, 80 percent of the world’s energy demands could be renewable by 2050, according to the United Nations. According to Earth911: In..
Photo Credit: Conserve-Energy-Future.com It’s no surprise to learn that sunny California produces more solar energy than any other U.S. state. The actual gap between California and the other top solar..
Last week, California passed a law requiring a third of the state’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2020. This is the strictest energy mandate in the United States...
Credit: Wikipedia Google announced today that the company and its two Japanese partners (Itochu and Sumitomo) will pay the General Electric Company $500 million dollars in exchange for a large..
We’ve had several posts about the environmental impact of computing, but we’ve found another great infographic. Credit: WordStream Internet Marketing A portion of this infographic talked about data centers. Did..
Photo Credit: NASA Is Obama doing too little about climate change? According to a recent poll, 35 percent of Americans believe so. Here are the results from Climate Progress: “The..
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons Leaves are the ultimate in solar energy because they can convert water and sunlight into storable fuel. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology now say..
As e-readers and e-books gain popularity, our requirement for print books is on the decline. In January, we asked whether e-readers are eco-friendly when compared with print books. The answer?..
On Friday, we asked whether people need a reward to go green. If saving the environment isn’t enough incentive for you, what about saving money? According to the Mother Nature..
The California State Senate approved an ambitious clean-energy bill. According to the LA Times: The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure requiring California utilities to buy 33% of their..
Today, Vice President Joe Biden announced a comprehensive plan to help the nation reach President Obama’s goal of giving 80 percent of Americans access to high speed rail in 25..
The Walmart Foundation announced a new program today that will donate $2 million dollars to help food banks save money on their energy bills. The food banks selected were located..
The world’s most famous office building is going all green. The 2.85 million square foot building announced in its press release that it signed a two-year contract to purchase 100..
Swiss based solar company reached a mile stone in aviation with a 24 hour flight powered only by the rays of the sun. Even though solar technology is not a..
During his weekly address, Barack Obama announced that two solar power companies will be receiving nearly 2 billion dollars through the U.S. Recovery Act. “These are just two of the many clean energy investments in the..
The Cape Cod Times is reporting that U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the production of the U.S.’s first wind farm. If everything goes smoothly, the wind farm will..
It looks like creating cement contributes up to 5% of carbon emissions in our atmosphere. Fortunately, a Canadian based company Pond Biofuels has teamed up with a cement factory to capture emitted..
It’s mind boggling that 16 mega-freighters create as much pollution as all the cars in the world. That’s exactly what is being shown by award-winning science writer Fred Pearce, who is also..