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Given that most of us spend as much as two-thirds of our time at home, our environmental footprints are largely determined by the efficiency of our residential heating and cooling systems and the resources we consume to keep our houses up and running. Now a movement is afoot among real estate lenders to offer special mortgage purchasing programs and incentives designed to reward energy efficiency and sustainable building and restoration.
It’s been a quarter century since the big eruption at Mount St. Helens that killed 57 people and devastated 230 square miles of formerly verdant forest. What has astounded scientists who gathered to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the May 1980 event is the natural recovery of the lands surrounding the volcano. Findings from the re-growth in the "blast zone" have influenced management practices in other places, including those ravaged by man-made incursions.
A mere four years ago, fuel-cell stocks were the toast of NASDAQ, with millions of individual and institutional investors driving share prices through the roof. But cut to the present and Ballard’s stock is down from an all-time high of $140 per share in 2001 to just $6 and change these days.
As human-induced climate change makes its ominous presence known, investors are starting to size up corporations on the basis of their preparedness for associated risks and opportunities.
With hundreds of species going extinct every day in the world’s tropical rainforests, eco-travelers need to see Peru’s cradle of the world’s biodiversity while there are still intact tracts. Posada Amazonas, an eco-lodge along the Tambopata River deep in Peru’s Amazon basin, provides the ultimate jumping-off point to learn about the region’s wildlife and ecology, while also helping the local indigenous community make a sustainable living.
Many venture capitalists seem to be banking on the so-called "clean tech" sector—start-ups committed to sustainable practices and products, embracing such industries as alternative energy generation and water purification. Today, the deals are flowing as both individual "angel" investors and well-established venture capital (VC) funds are vying for their piece of "clean tech."
Good Cooking: Green Kitchen Renovation Pays Dividends Retrofitting Your Kitchen With Green Products & Appliances Makes Financial & Environmental Sense
When lifelong environmentalists Kim Wells and Bob Scheulen set out to renovate their kitchen in Seattle, they wanted to be both “green and sensible”…
While no one questions that conservation efforts have made the bald eagle’s recovery possible, even the environmental community is split on whether delisting the bird is a good idea…