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Where and How? New Carbon Footprint Study Shows Location, Lifestyle Matter

April 17th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

UC Berkeley Researchers Jones and Kammen, working at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) have conducted a landmark GHG emission analysis of U.S. households, and which also provides a tool for more effective consumer and governmental policy decision-making. The "tool" here is the "carbon calculator" made available for free on the Cool Climate Network website


Completion of Earthquake Early Warning System Urged for U.S. West Coast

April 6th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

Despite the huge loss of life following the Tonoku earthquake and consequent tsunami, the losses would have been even greater were it not for an earthquake early warning system set in place by the government of Japan following the devastating Kobe quake in the mid 1990's. A similar early warning system has been underway for nearly ten years in California, but remains incomplete



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