Over the past decade, Green Technology has organized hundreds of educational and training events, with a focus on supporting the efforts of public and private sector professionals engaged in sustainability programs and projects. Along the way, it has developed relationships with a wide range of experts in subjects ranging from energy efficiency and renewable energy to Read more about Online Training Series Debuts[…]
Public television KCET has announced new episodes of its SOCAL CONNECTED news magazine that will highlight environmental progress, environmental justice and the challenge of balancing nature and humans. An edition airing on Tuesday, July 18 at 8 pm PT, “The Cutting Edge,” will offer a look at environmental practices at a farm where soil is Read more about A Farm Where Soil is King[…]
In advance of this week’s G20 Summit in Germany, California Governor Jerry Brown joined a group of signatories that published a commentary in the journal Nature warning that “should emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, the temperature goals set in Paris become almost unattainable.” The collaborative Mission 2020 campaign also issued a report, 2020: The Climate Read more about Report: Three Years to Avert a Climate Tipping Point[…]
One more reason to move away from fossil fuels: A study just published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters suggests that air pollution has the potential to reduce solar output by as much as 17-25 percent in some regions. “Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) has the potential to diminish solar energy production by direct and indirect radiative forcing Read more about Study: Air Pollution Reducing Solar Energy Production[…]
It’s a familiar story for anyone concerned with environmental issues: the more we learn about the natural systems with which human activities interact, the more we discover that we don’t know enough about them to predict unwanted consequences. Science Daily reports that new climate calculations from researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the University of Cardiff suggest that even Read more about Study: Gradual Rises in CO2 Can Lead to Climate Tipping Points[…]
Beijing smog: Studies have found that auto exhaust is the main source of pollution. In the face of proposed changes in federal efforts to fight climate change, California’s aggressive efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have become more important than ever. Federal officials have said that rolling back climate programs will allow the EPA to focus Read more about California Climate Fight More Urgent Than Ever[…]
As of January 2017, businesses, government buildings and multifamily structures in California that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week are legally required to recycle it. Specialists working to support implementation of the law are finding that there are twists and turns on the road to compliance. A concurrent session at the Green California Summit Read more about Recycling Organic Waste: Summit Training[…]
There’s no doubt that 2017 has been a wet year. California mountains are covered with snow, and most reservoirs are above their long-term averages. While we won’t see a surface water shortage in 2017, UC Davis notes that some remnants of the drought will persist for decades.
An emerging network of distributed, interactive energy generation, storage and delivery, described as the “enernet,” is expected to be the foundation for smart cities and the “internet of things.”
In just over three decades, 70 percent of Earth’s population is expected to live in cities. A study from The Economist asks citizens and businesses in 12 diverse cities around the world, from Los Angeles to Shanghai, for their thoughts about the potential benefits of smart cities.