Nature

Global temperature map example (Global elevations (sites.google.com/site/)

Weather And Climate — Similarities & Differences

Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

Weather and climate are similar but different. For the most part, they are very distinct phenomena. Below, we talk about the weather first, and then delve into the climate. Weather We measure what’s going on in our atmosphere ... Read More


Activism

Image courtesy of the US National Park Service.

Climate Synthesis Sent To World Leaders By IPCC

Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

Or do you? It’s time to pay attention to climate change now—as if it wasn’t back in 1800, when our current problems started. We all need to acknowledge that stunning industrial achievements can carry with them ... Read More


Green Your Life

california solar power plant

California Solar Power Hits New Output Record

Published on August 23rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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California solar power plants recently hit a new electricity output record for electricity from utility-scale solar power plants. It hit 4.813 gigawatts of output on August 15 at 12:03pm. The data comes from CAISO, which only tracks ... Read More


Green Cars

Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius (VIDEO)

Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius (VIDEO)

Published on August 21st, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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A couple of Via Motors employees decided to have a little fun and see how the two compared on a long commute. They drove 43.3 miles to work, 86.6 miles round trip. While the Volt driver ... Read More


Health

almonds

Almonds Can Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol (LDL) Says Research

Published on August 17th, 2014 | by Jake Richardson

This post originally appeared on Healthfooddaily.com. This interview about the potential health benefits of eating almonds is with Dr. Sujatha Rajaram who worked on the following study: “Serum lipid response to the graduated enrichment of a Step I ... Read More


Humor

Randall Munroe's world time dial (xkcd.com/1335/)

World Time Calculator, or “Dial-a-Time”

Published on August 15th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

Here’s one of the funniest ways to tell world time that I have ever seen. I call it “Dial-a-Time,” although that’s not the official name for it. (The official name is “xkcd.com/1335/”.) First of all, with ... Read More


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