Posts published during August, 2010

A few years ago, Wired Magazine published an interesting map showing carbon footprint per capita that graphically demonstrated the obvious: Where you get sprawl, lots of cars and air conditioning, you get a much bigger footprint for every citizen due to their higher energy consumption. So if we want to reduce our footprint and get off oil, what is the best thing for Americans to do?

Move to Buffalo.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/08/if-you-want-to-get-off-oil-move-to-buffalo.php?campaign=daily_nl

This simple passive water-harvesting device takes advantage of one attribute that most deserts have — a major temperature differential between night and day.

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/a-solution-to-reverse-africas-growing-deserts