Google’s product portfolio has now expanded from search engine power to solar power.
Despite a large majority of scientists with intimate knowledge of the planet’s climate agreeing that climate change is real and human-induced, the public still persists in distrusting the majority at the hands of a few wayward sceptics.
This is not surprising, but a new study conducted by Caren Cooper, a research associate who works on citizen science projects at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, sheds some light on just why the public insist on letting the minority influence their opinions on this matter.
Whether you want to do your bit for the planet or you just want to cut down your electricity bill, ensuring your house isn’t leaking all that warmth outside is going to be good for your pocket, and good for the environment.
Japan was struck by what is now known as a magnitude-9 level earthquake, which took place on March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. local time (05:46 UTC) off the east … [Read full article]
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In case you weren’t aware, Google Earth has been used to create a number of great climate change tours in the past year or so. From climate change effects to … [Read full article]
11:149. This is basically the ratio of pro- and anti-climate legislation lobbying expenditures in 2009. The oil and gas industry put in $175 million. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce put … [Read full article]
As Director of Climate Change Initiatives for Google over the past three years, Dan Reicher has been an inexhaustible, high-profile symbol of Google’s interest in energy policy: participating in congressional … [Read full article]
Professors Christakis and Fowler explore the nature of Social Networks (SN) and reveal the rules that govern how these networks form. Knowing these rules allows us to predict, and possibly prevent, new disease epidemics.
Two ecologist discover that by adapting Google’s Page Rank algorithm they were able to “reverse engineer” the collapse of food webs, and thus determining which species in a given web are most critical to the web’s existence.
Protect your right to free and fair information. Sign a Net Neutrality petition (or two) today. There is a huge, fundamental 1st Amendment issue that is being threatened right now … [Read full article]
Using peer-reviewed science and Google Earth technology, a new map shows what will happen if the global average temperature goes 4°C above the pre-industrial average. Climate change is very abstract, … [Read full article]
How long did the idea that green issues and the economy were in competition proliferate the US? For decades. Now, top-of-the-world entrepeneurs, the President of the United States, leading representatives … [Read full article]