Author: Tim Tyler

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Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Appears On David Letterman

Last week, climate activist Tim DeChristopher received a warm welcome on the David Letterman Show. The 12-minute interview with Dave was productive and seemed to give the host a little insight into climate activism. DeChristopher had a chance to discuss climate activism, the upcoming documentary Bidder 70, and the events leading up to DeChristopher’s imprisonment. During the interview, […]

July 2nd

Researchers Construct Atom-Thin Solar Photovoltaic Device

An atom-thin photovoltaic device with high quantum efficiency has been developed by an international team of researchers, researchers from the University of Boston, University of Oxford, and the National University of Singapore. The atom-thin photovoltaic device has a quantum efficiency of 30%, which is simply a measure of the number of photons converted into charge-carrying electrons. To […]

May 5th

Streetscaping For LA Cyclists & Pedestrians

Reposted from Bikocity: After several years of planning, the Figueroa Corridor Streetscape project (MyFigueroa) is coming even closer to reality. Soon, the Figueroa Corridor in Downtown and South Los Angeles will accommodate a bus-only lane and cycle tracks, while still maintaining vehicle access. When completed, Figueroa Corridor will provide a safer, sustainable, more comfortable local […]

April 7th

MSHA Approves Coal Slurry Impoundment Taller Than Hoover Dam

Alpha Natural Resources has received approval from federal regulators to expand the Brushy Fork coal slurry impound, one of the biggest coal slurry impoundments in the nation, to a height  taller than the Hoover Dam. The impoundment is located near Whitesville, West Virginia, and will increase its holdings of coal waste from 6.5 billion gallons […]

March 27th

Variety Of Tsunami Threats On U.S. East Coast, New Research Concludes

  New studies conducted by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey have found that tsunamis pose a risk to the East Coast of the United States. Researcher Uri ten Brink noted that, “although the risk is small,” a variety of sources could actually trigger a tsunami on the East Coast. Brink also stated: “Hurricane Sandy showed […]

November 22nd

Why Climate Deniers Have No Scientific Credibility

  Ever wonder where the climate deniers stand in the scientific community? Although it is not uncommon to see a news contributor (aka: research scientist) on one of the opinionated news outlets state the long-debunked nonsense that “human-caused global warming is not real,” these scientists almost always base their findings upon opinion and not peer-reviewed facts. (The sad part is they […]

November 19th

The World’s Greenest Cities (Infographic)

  The folks over at HouseTrip, which is a holiday rental site, have taken their expertise and created an infographic showing the top greenest cities in the world. These eco-friendly cites were judged on everything from tree planting to water usage. Six cities where selected, including; London, New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. Among the […]

October 19th

Climate Change Causing Extreme Drought and Flooding in UK

  The UK has experienced a record rainfall on top of a severe drought this year. The record rainfall created widespread flooding of a magnitude never seen before. Still, the groundwater levels were above and “well above” the average for early Autumn. Terry Marsh from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) says: “sustained recoveries of […]

October 19th

Global Crisis Wrap-up (Global Crisis Series)

There are many causes that could create a global crisis, from food shortages to financial shortfalls to the effects of global warming and climate change. But the biggest concern is what effect a crisis could have on humanity. When a crisis occurs, it is usually followed by some type of suffering that is endured by […]

March 3rd

Global Financial Crisis (Global Crisis Series)

There has been a recent decline in the global financial system as many countries are facing a severe financial hardship, high unemployment, and a decline in currency value. The global market relies on each country to import and export goods. This is needed to sustain the global economy. When one or more countries are not able to contribute to the global economy, then the impact trickles down to the rest. The global financial system is a balance that must be adjusted according to supply and demand. When a country begins to suffer a financial strain, then the chance of inflation increases. This forces other countries to adjust their monetary value to stabilize the market. These types of actions create the possibility of a crash in the financial system, as countries loose value in their currency.

October 30th

Global Food Crisis (Global Crisis Series)

Just as the world is fragile and susceptible to devastation, so is the human race. If the perfect balance that keeps humanity together is disrupted, then some of the consequences can be quite unfortunate. The perfect balance that keeps the world in harmony is being disrupted and the possibility of a major catastrophe is imminent. There is an ominous global crisis about to transpire from a shortage of food and a decline in the global financial system, and it will have a dire effect on all humanity.

October 29th