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Streamflow iPhone App: Mobile Monitoring of Streams and Rivers

The first time I met Bill McKibben, he was giving a speech and I have a vivid memory of him describing the cycle that happens as the ice melts from the world’s glaciers, antarctica and the arctic: all that water evaporates and has to come down somewhere as rain. So with record flooding on the Mississippi and elsewhere, the new free iPhone app Streamflow is a good tool for anyone who needs to monitor river heights during flood events.

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05.20.11 | 1 comment

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Bikes Make Life Better Projection by People For Bikes (Video)

Short video has riders triggering projectors throughout a city, transforming an urban environment into a vibrant, colorful world. A world made better, by bikes.

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05.11.11 | Comments Off

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My Water’s On Fire Tonight “The Fracking Song” (Video)

“My Water’s On Fire Tonight” is a product of Studio 20 NYU (http://bit.ly/hzGRYP) in collaboration with ProPublica.org (http://bit.ly/5tJN). The song is based on ProPublica’s investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling (read the full investigation here: http://bit.ly/15sib6).

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Oxfam’s ‘Follow the Money’ Backstory on Daily Gas Consumption

Standing at the pump, watching the numbers tick away, do you ever wonder where the money goes? You’re not alone: People on the other end of the pipeline are wondering too. While we feel the pinch in our pockets, citizens of oil-producing countries are often not seeing the profits.

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05.10.11 | Comments Off

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Six Principles of Green Building

What is the greenest house? Should I buy or build? So many questions when it comes to eco-minded construction. Check out this guest post with the six essentials of greenifying your shelter.

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04.09.11 | Comments Off

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Klaire Labs Ther-Biotic Complete Powder Supplement

This is a great supplement in general, but it’s really useful if you find yourself on anti-biotics.

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03.15.11 | Comments Off

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Youth Bike Summit NYC from Recycle a Bicycle January 14 – 16, 2011

Recycle A Bicycle’s upcoming Youth Bike Summit is January 14th – 16th in New York City. The conference is a 3 day gathering geared towards students, educators, and advocates aiming to inspire people from different educational disciplines to explore, network, and learn how bicycling can be a legitimate and safe form of transportation for today’s youth.

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01.12.11 | Comments Off

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Colbert Report: Fen Montaigne Global warming, Antarctic Penguins, Rising sea levels (Video)

Fen Montaigne explains how global warming affects Antarctic penguins and rising sea levels. (04:59)

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Baby Panda Cub Twins Move Into New Crib Madrid Zoo (Video)

ZooBorns reports that Zoo Madrid’s almost three-month-old panda cubs are currently settling in to their brand new crib.

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Global Baby Business (Video)

In a hospital room on the Greek island of Crete with views of a sapphire sea lapping at ancient fortress walls, a Bulgarian woman plans to deliver a baby whose biological mother is an anonymous European egg donor, whose father is Italian, and whose birth is being orchestrated from Los Angeles.

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Damn You, Autocorrect! Web Site humor timewaster iphone spelling spell check mobile apple smart phone tech technology web site online

There’s nary an iPhone user who has not found themselves uttering the phrase “Damn you, Autocorrect!” Now that utterance is captured along with user-gernerated autocorrect fails on the new Pop Hangover Network site damnyouautocorrect.com.

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11.01.10 | Comments Off

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Central Park App

A new iPhone app is out with everything you ever wanted to know about the Park. All proceeds go to the Central Park Conservancy.

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Teeny Panda Cub Twins Born at Madrid Zoo

Two newborn pandas are the latest additions to the Madrid Zoo. The hairless, pink twins were born to a giant panda Tuesday after being conceived through artificial insemination, and each weigh 150 grams (5 ounces), the zoo said.

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09.19.10 | Comments Off

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Dark Side of the Lens (Video) nature photography, documentary, surfing, oceans, sea

Sumptuous nature photography by some intrepid surfers.

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09.17.10 | Comments Off

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NYT’s “The Medium:” Blogosphere Lessons Learned from the ScienceBlogs Dust-Up

Over at the New York Times’ Medium column, our old friend Virginia Heffernan weighs-in on the not-so-niceties going on at ScienceBlogs. Virginia’s firm rebuke of this sci-blog demimonde is a stiff blast of cogency among thickets of toxic rhetoric masquerading as being above the hateful comment threads (that they are literally above).

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08.03.10 | Comments Off

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Anthony Weiner Does the Right Thing: Fiery Speech After Defeat of 911 Bill for Sick Rescue Workers (Video)

We bring you video of Brooklyn boy Representative Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y) who did the right thing making a fiery speech after House Republicans wrangled enough votes late last night to defeat a bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to the rescue workers made ill by toxins from the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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07.30.10 | Comments Off

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Skuut: Wooden Balance Bike for Kids

Just got the Skuut balance bike for the twins. The idea of the Skuut is for kids to first learn how to balance and then progress to riding the big bikes, hopefully bypassing training wheels all together.

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07.17.10 | Comments Off

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iPhone 4 FaceTime Commercials: Are Apple’s TV Ads Really “Heartbreaking?” (Video)

First there was the 1-minute wordless Apple FaceTime spot set to Louis Armstrong music featuring the intimate moments in family life which can now be shared over distances thanks to this new iOS4 technology. Fortune online is calling Apple’s new commercials for FaceTime “heartbreaking.” Spolier warning: nobody gets any bad news. As a matter of fact, in two out of the four spots, the characters in fact receive good news. In the other two, things are bittersweet at worst and basically all the ads have happy endings. We think the emotional term the business-minded folks over at fortune were looking for was “heart-warming.” Hey, it’s July — it must have been the heat (wave) going to their heads. Perhaps, Philip Elmer-DeWitt, no matter how good is his depth of knowledge of Apple, is thinking of this heartbreaking iPhone 4 FaceTime ad.

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07.12.10 | 2 comments

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iPhone 4 FaceTime Deaf Communications Service Unveiled (Video)

The original 1-minute Apple FaceTime ad directed by Sam Mendes featured a couple chatting in American Sign Language (ASL). Now, the new service ZVRS makes it possible for the deaf and hard-of-hearing to communicate with the hearing is coming on line.

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07.10.10 | 1 comment

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Plastiki Lessons Learned: CNN (Video)

The journey of the Plastiki catamaran, made of recycled plastic, is coming to a close. Crew members give their musings, insights and wisdom gained.

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07.09.10 | Comments Off

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Apple iPhone 4 FaceTime Commercial Parody Friday Moment of Levity (Video)

The new iPhone comes loaded with new features and apps including FaceTime which allows families to video chat with the phone’s front-facing camera to share life’s most intimate, special moments. College Humor’s parody has dad completely missing out on his son’s life.

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07.02.10 | 1 comment

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Mac Pc Ad Satire: Deadliest Conflict Minerals in Congo (Video)

Brooke Smith deploys actors Joshua Malina and John Lehr to shed light on consumer electronics and conflict minerals in the Congo.

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06.28.10 | Comments Off

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The Oldest Houses Can Be The Greenest Homes: Renovation Expert Matt Grocoff Tour (Video)

Old House Web has a green initiative called “Old is the New Green” all about turning those old houses into fantastic contemporary ones when it comes to the greenitude factors involved in their renovation.

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05.27.10 | Comments Off

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ONLINE: Old House Web

Apparently having not been sued out of existence by the folks who own the This Old House franchise, Old House Web has been around since the old web itself: founded way back in 1999. The site has the goal of “creating the best story collection ever assembled for old-house enthusiasts.”

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05.20.10 | Comments Off

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Cape Wind Gets Green Light from Government; To Be First Offshore Wind Farm in United States

Through lampooning from Jason Jones on The Daily Show, becoming the subject of a book expos

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04.28.10 | 1 comment

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How Many Sockets Are There in the US to Screw a Light Bulb Into?

US Lighting Industry Statistics: Just how big is the US lighting industry? LEDInsider has compiled some staggering stats on the biz of light bulbs and beyond.

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04.23.10 | Comments Off

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Big Oil Companies Likely to Back Climate Bill Says Senator Kerry

Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman release expect to have the backing of three of the five major oil companies for the climate bill to be unveiled Monday. Mother Jones has breaking coverage and the details are fascinating…

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04.23.10 | Comments Off

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How Big is the Home Efficiency Improvement Market? Find out.

With Con Edison warning us of rate hikes thus giving us a green kick in the pants when it comes to finally doing those home upgrades, this graph caught our eye. Based on research from Green Grid Analytics and Strategy Group is the result of asking people the likelihood that they will invest in home efficiency improvements in the next year. On one side of the 7-point scale was “no chance” with “certainly” on the opposite end. So just how many consumers project they will invest in Home Efficiency in 2010?

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04.22.10 | Comments Off

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“Trust Hormone” Oxytocin Influences Human Decisions

We all intuitively know that trust is important in relationships, especially when we find ourselves snooping at our partner’s emails and mobile phones. But much less known is that beneath intuition lies a biological factor. NPR’s All Things Considered looks into the hormone oxytocin which plays a role in the decisions people make as whether or not to trust someone.

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04.22.10 | Comments Off

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Green Grid Analytics and Strategy Group

Green Grid Analytics and Strategy Group LLC is a Washington State LLC committed to helping organizations that want to build a sustainable future. Areas of interest include working with organizations that are driving home efficiency, sustainable living, renewable energy, animal habitat conservation, and climate impact management. The do-gooder belief that we are responsible for keeping our world safe, healthy and possible for future generations drives GGASG.

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