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Hogwarts School (aka Gloucester Cathedral in UK) Goes Solar

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org Formally blessed and sanctified, 150 solar panels forming a 38 kW array have been pressed into religious service at the iconic Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucestershire, England. Dubbed the oldest cathedral in the world to install solar panels, the new photovoltaic system will help reduce the ancient cathedral’s energy costs by 25%. […]

December 5th

Wendell Berry’s Thoughts On ‘Our Only World’

It’s a shame Wendell Berry’s new book of essays, Our Only World, has received scant recognition from reviewers. Not that the media have failed to acknowledge the work, just that they have all printed the same review by Kevin Begos of the Associated Press—a good review, but sadly singular. Spiritual kin as well as an associate […]

March 7th

How To Advance The EV Revolution (Report)

Originally published on EV Obsession. Some good people at Urban Foresight, the International Energy Agency, the Electric Vehicles Initiative, and Clean Energy Ministerial have put together an “EV City Casebook” that I highly recommend checking out (it’s free). The focus of the casebook is a summary of “50 big ideas shaping the future of electric mobility.” We’ll be […]

December 8th

'Super Cells – Building With Biology' – The Hope (And Hype) of Bio-Design [Book Review]

Part ‘history of’, part ‘how to’, and a good portion hype, Super Cells ~ Building With Biology, by Nina Tandon and Mitchell Joachim, is a fascinating, inspiring, and not-infrequently self-promoting/congratulating celebration of the “collision of Biology, Design and Digital Fabrication.” The book heralds a new movement referred to as bio-design (or biodesign) in which diverse designers appropriate the […]

April 15th

NAS & Royal Society Move Climate Talk From Debate To Mitigation

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society of London debut Climate Change: Evidence & Causes, a new publication produced jointly by the two world-leading scientific institutions, live on the internet on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 10:00-11:30 EST. The new publication bills itself as “a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, […]

February 27th

Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees

The story of what’s happening to the world’s bee populations is one that will seriously impact every living person on Earth. Sometimes, though, the best way to tell one story is with another story, and that’s one of the things this book, Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees, happens to be […]

January 8th

'The Inquisition of Climate Science' – A Book Review

The Inquisition of Climate Science by James Lawrence Powell is an essential literary resource for understanding how modern climate science is conducted, and equally, for understanding how climate change denialism has evolved and continues to undermine the public interest, to its great peril. Powell’s title smartly preempts the spurious notion of a “fair and balanced” […]

July 13th

Ecoliterate: A Great Book To Gift Someone This Holiday Season

  Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence is a practically focused book written by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow. The book is not only for educators and students, but also for parents and grandparents. It is a great source of information and real examples that anyone can use to help […]

December 12th

Main Street Vegan: Book Review

  “A great book for anyone who’s curious about veganism. It shows that not all vegans are weirdos like me.” ~Moby Main Street Vegan, written by Victoria Moran (with the great assistance of her daughter), is a book dedicated to vegans and those who are on their way to becoming vegan. It covers a lot […]

November 2nd

Dr. Michael Mann on "The Climate Wars" (Interview)

  Dr. Michael Mann is one of the top climate scientists in the world. As such, Dr. Mann is also a top target of attack for global warming deniers threatened by the reality of global warming and climate change or fooled by industries and politicians trying to confuse the public on this matter. Chris Mooney, […]

February 24th

Ghost Wave by Chris Dixon [Book Review]

Rising from the depths of the North Pacific lies a fabled island, now submerged just 15 feet below the surface of the ocean. Rumors and warnings about Cortes Bank abound, but among big wave surfers, this legendary rock is famous for one simple (and massive) reason: this is the home of the biggest rideable wave […]

October 25th

Review of The Times Atlas of the World

When I stand next to The Times Atlas of the World which has recently garnered so much controversy, sitting in its lovely hardcover slipcase to protect the lovely hardcover beauty that is the atlas itself, it comes up to just below my knee. It’s really big. It deserves to be though, because inside is a series of maps, pages of information and a very comprehensive Index of places.

Here’s my review of The Times Atlas of the World.

October 5th

The Adventures of George Global (Book)

I recently ran across a cool children’s book on environmental issues and action, The Adventures of George Global, via a friend on Facebook. I’m a sucker for these — love them. I know that books like this one and information I received as a kid on environmental topics were a big part of what made me such a green freak as an adult. Additionally, such books are fun!

Who or what is George Global?

July 30th

Book Giveaway: The Wealth of Nature

We’ve got another book giveaway opportunity for our wonderful readers. Additionally, before we get into that, we also have a coupon code for all readers which will allow you to get free shipping if you buy the author’s 3 books.

The book giveaway is for John Michael Greer’s most recent book, The Wealth of Nature: Economics as if Survival Mattered, published by New Society Publishers (my favorite publishing company for many years, I think).

June 15th