On MNN: The maple syrup bubble, soundproofing your apartment, and the library of things

On MNN: The maple syrup bubble, soundproofing your apartment, and the library of things

treehugger.com 06 Feb '16, 4pm

A roundup of posts Lloyd Alter has written for sister site MNN.com about technology, boomers, and whatever. How to soundproof a noisy apartment It's hard if you rent, but there are a few things you can do. This photo of pillows got a few laughs on Twitter but seriously, when you are in an apartment your soundproofing options are often limited, and filling it with sound absorbing materials can make a difference. There are other, more conventional options discussed, like medieval tapestries. More on MNN: How to soundproof a noisy apartment You can learn more about innovation from Renaissance Florence than from Silicon Valley Lloyd Alter/CC B...

8 lakes and rivers that are drying up

mnn.com 06 Feb '16, 6pm

Lake Poopó was once Bolivia's second largest lake but is essentially dry now. The left side of the image was taken in April 2013 and shows th...

Dot Earth Blog: As Rubio Waffles, Two Floridians in the House Seek Bipartisan Climate Solutions

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 06 Feb '16, 10pm
Dot Earth Blog: As Rubio Waffles, Two Floridians in the House Seek Bipartisan Climate Solutions

Photo Of the 50 states, Florida is the most vulnerable to rising sea levels , standing just a few feet above the current level. Miami is in a...

Today is national libraries day - here's why they're still crucial to our communities

neweconomics.org 06 Feb '16, 11am

NEF is the UK's leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our aim is to transform the economy so that it works...

What happens when an NAACP leader becomes a climate activist? Some really cool stuff - Grist…

grist.org 06 Feb '16, 12pm

And we’ve been working to increase access to healthy, fresh food. If people are receiving food assistance and they don’t have access to groce...

Energy

The end of the oil age? Even Opec nations will be celebrating. My latest column for @rechargenews

The end of the oil age? Even Opec nations will be celebrating. My latest column for @rechargenews

rechargenews.com 05 Feb '16, 1pm

The bad news for fossil fuels piled up and the good news for clean energy snowballed. Much of this had nothing to do with the success of the ...

US: Cumulative solar installs top 28 GW, 16 GW of renewables installed in 2015 @pvmagazine #PV

pv-magazine.com 05 Feb '16, 1pm

US: Cumulative solar installs top 28 GW, 16 GW of renewables installed in 2015 04. February 2016 | Top News , Applications & Installations , ...

Fashion

Morocco switches on phase one of the world's largest solar plant

inhabitat.com 05 Feb '16, 2pm
Morocco switches on phase one of the world's largest solar plant

The massive plant is part of the country’s plan to achieve 42 percent renewable energy by 2020, along with major developments in wind and hyd...

What's the ecological value of #vultures? They're critical to preventing spre...

awf.org 06 Feb '16, 4pm
What's the ecological value of #vultures? They're critical to preventing spread of disease:

They’ve got all the right tools. Unique adaptations make vultures some of the most successful...

160 MW Of 2 GW Noor Solar Thermal Project In Morocco Now Connected To Grid

cleantechnica.com 06 Feb '16, 9pm

This project shows that CSP is (still?) a pretty viable bet cost-wise, at least when storage ...

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