Archive for the 'Articles of Interest' Category

Gantt Fire & Sewer article!

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Click HERE for article on Gantt Fire & Sewer District’s new building.

Gantt Service District Grand Opening – Live Stream!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

If link above not working, click HERE to see live stream of Gantt Service District grand opening!

1 Ceiling Fan = 115 lbs of CO2 per year!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

That represents 3/4 days worth of household CO2 production!

(115/150 = .76 days of household CO2 production)

1 Day = 150 lbs of CO2 per U.S. household – excerpt from the March 2009 issue of National Geographic Magazine titled Saving Energy – It Starts at Home. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

Paris Climate Agreement Signed!

Monday, April 25th, 2016

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Click HERE for full coverage at National Geographic. The incredible images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Paris Climate Talks – What you need to know!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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The National Geographic examines the Paris Climate talks and why they are important. Click HERE for more info. The image above is from the National Geographic article.

Paris Climate Talks!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

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The Economist magazine explains what the upcoming climate talks will mean. Click HERE for more info. The images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Town Confronts Watery Future!

Monday, October 12th, 2015

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The NPR Cities Project reports on Hightower Beach, Florida. The town of Hightower sits on a “barrier island that’s getting lower as sea level rises”. The town is looking at “ways to keep the water at bay or retreat from it’. Click HERE for more info. The incredible images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Phoenix Solar to Build 32-Megawatt Plant for Duke Energy!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Located in Fayetteville, NC, the plant is part of a total 300-megawatts of solar capacity Duke is seeking to build. Click HERE for more info.

The Global Addiction to Energy Subsidies!

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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The Economist magazine explains why the world is so addicted to fossil fuel energy subsidies. Click HERE for more info. The incredible images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Grove Elementary & Community Service!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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Students at Grove Elementary in Greenville SC learn design principles. Click HERE for more info.

Widespread Methane Leakage Off U.S. Coast!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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Researchers have found more than 500 methane vents on the seafloor between North Carolina and Massachusetts. There could be 30,000 vents worldwide. This gas is “contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrates”. Could this methane leakage contribute to Global Warming? Click HERE for more information.

Contributors To Rising Sea Levels!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Thermal expansion, melting glaciers & ice caps are all contributors to rising sea levels. Click HERE for more info. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

1,300 Megawatts of Solar Thermal Electricity!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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In 2009, BrightSource signed [a deal] with Southern California Edison. At 1,300 megawatts it was the world’s largest solar-power purchase agreement. See 2009 BusinessWeek article, click HERE.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The incredible image above is from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Geo-Engineering fixes for Arctic Methane!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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Many scientists and academics fear a release of methane from offshore will exacerbate global warming. Some are promoting technical climate fixes such as cloud-whitening towers. Click HERE for more information.