Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Daily Roundup: July 24, 2009

« Turning Clunkers Green | Main | Green Your Art: Buy Recycled »

July 24, 2009

Daily Roundup: July 24, 2009

Natural High: Zero-emission plane flights may be in our near future, say a team of University of North Dakota scientists. The key is a new biofuel, made of canola and soybean oils, that has successfully powered a rocket over the Mojave Desert. ENN

Cloudy Weather: Clouds may play a bigger role in the global-warming cycle than we thought, says a new report. It appears that climate change is causing clouds to dissipate, removing a protective layer that helps cool the planet. Science and Apocadocs

Energyse Me:
More than 100 educational groups and environmental nonprofits have signed a letter asking the Senate to reconsider support for Obama’s RE-ENERGYSE program, which would devote millions to preparing youth for careers in America’s clean-energy future. Dot Earth (NYT)

Great Wall of Bacteria: Desertification is a major problem facing North Africa. Magnus Larsson, a “dune architect,” suggests combining bacteria with sand to create a concrete-like wall that would block the desert's spread. BBC News

Green Highways: Several states are looking at ways to turn their highway systems into clean-energy machines. Possibilities include lining roads with solar arrays and using speed bumps to generate energy. Treehugger and Green Inc. (NYT)

--Jamie Hansen


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Daily Roundup: July 24, 2009:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...