07 Jan '12, 2pm

How can manure be used to dry crops? Hint: biodigesters: big, plastic bags capturing methane from manure: http://t.co/vV3rBrzl

How can manure be used to dry crops? Hint: biodigesters: big, plastic bags capturing methane from manure: http://t.co/vV3rBrzl

I’m just returning from Honduras, where I spoke at a conference at Zamorano , Central America’s largest agricultural university. What I said, about farm pollution and opportunities to reduce it, was not nearly as exciting as what I saw. The whole place was full of hope and energy and focused on the future--a total contrast to the bombastic naysaying and tunnel vision that seems to have taken root in this country. Honduras has good reason to be excited about clean energy. It's one of the three countries in the world hardest hit by extreme weather events in the last two decades, according to Germanwatch's Global Climate Risk report. These events stand to become more frequent as the planet warms. The clean energy solutions being pursued at Zamorano will create a better future for the country and the region. I was particularly impressed by Zamorano's Stove Center . Nearly half...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/clean_energy_op...

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An Arctic methane worst-case scenario

realclimate.org 07 Jan '12, 1pm

Let’s suppose that the Arctic started to degas methane 100 times faster than it is today. I just made that number up tryin...

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peakoil.com 07 Jan '12, 12pm

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thegoodhuman.com 07 Jan '12, 3pm

I don’t have all that much trash (family of 3, so 1 bag a month doesn’t amount to much. 1. I avoid buying anything in a co...

Ford wants to dry up water use by 30% by 2015

Ford wants to dry up water use by 30% by 2015

green.autoblog.com 02 Jan '12, 1pm

Ford Targets 30 Percent Water Reduction Per Vehicle New aggressive water strategy calls for global reduction target of 30 ...

Waste going to good use! - 'Poop to power' program turns pig manure into sustainable energy

Waste going to good use! - 'Poop to power' prog...

mnn.com 27 Dec '11, 9pm

The system has several components. First, the hog waste is placed in an anaerobic digester, which contains bacteria that c...