Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Sustainability Journal - Vikram R Chari - Volume 2012 Issue XYZ

To all my Sustainability blog followers and readers,

I will now continue my Sustainability Journal blog at OR

Please follow me at the new site. Looking forward to your comments and interactions at the new site.

Thank You and Happy Reading!

Vikram R Chari

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Sustainability Journal - Vikram R Chari - Volume 2012 Issue 100

Cheap Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Moves toward Commercialization
Energy Efficiency - das beste "tool" für thermal audits gibt es "for FREE!" Für die Industrie, auch für KMUs.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. ~Ansel Adams
Interested in the issues surrounding energy & climate? Take a look at The Energy Collective, approved personally...
Interview with Plug Power Shows Fuel Cells Gaining Steam
Apple starts selling the Nest smart thermostat
Desalination gaining political momentum in TX…
When trash is unavoidable, choose recycled plastic trash bags - a more sustainable choice for the planet.…
Oklahoma's 2012 water plan, recommends "maintaining statewide water use at current levels through 2060"… And here's the text of Oklahoma's new law (signed by gov last wk) seeking to maintain current water use levels in 2060…
Tale of two cities: sustainability trailblazers in America's heartland | Guardian Sustainable...
Kurt Mix, BP Engineer, Faces First Oil Spill Charges -
An IKEA subsidiary is clear-cutting forests that are hundreds of years old:
EEIP debate on energy & resource efficiency at the EU Commission on 21/06! All the leaders from industry
U.S. Sets Tariffs on Chinese Wind-Turbine Towers
Report: US Has One Of The Highest Child Poverty Rates In The Developed World -
Photographs by Michael Danner Offer a Rare View Into Germany’s Nuclear Plants ~Inhabitat
SB12CON is less than one week away! Join 180 speakers and nearly 1500 attendees to shape the future of sustainability
Tac Motors will have MotoCzysz make electric-SUV powertrain -
Energy Department Announces Funding to Test a Wave Energy Device
The Energy News Catalyzer is out!
North Carolina considers outlawing accurate predictions of sea level rise -
BRIEF: Temperatures could reach 100 degrees in North County this week - MENAFN
Shanghai Donghai to Expand China’s Major Offshore Wind Farm - Businessweek
Climate Dividends: California's Chance to Change Hearts and Minds - Huffington Post
Corporate Donations Compete With Climate Stance, Group Says - Bloomberg

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Sustainability Journal - Vikram R Chari - Volume 2012 Issue 99

LEED Bashing: Plastic People Join The Lumber Industry in Trying To Get The Feds To Drop LEED
Smart Grid - Zpryme Smart Grid report details future of distribution networks
Dilma Rousseff must veto Brazil's devastating new forest code | Paulo Adario
Heico Sportiv debuts Volvo V40 mods with bio-diesel racer -
Geothermal Heat Pump Stock a Deep Bargain: Filed under: Energy News
7th ITU symposium on ICTs, the environment and climate change opens in Montreal ITUGreen. Join Webcast at
applenws To Power Data Center with 100% Renewable Energy
New Report Shows UK Green Economy Grew By £5.4 BILLION In 2011 -
Is A Zero-Waste Society Possible? via FastCoExist | Cities need to step up, corporations need to wake up. Waste=food!
See how wahmdiva re-purposed old barn wood for raised beds in her garden.
And the winner is... Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2012 - winners announced - full list
Businesses scramble to keep up with green product demand -
Green Auto News: Nissan Tire Pressure Innovation, Toyota Prius Sales Growth, Fisker Karma Deliveries
The War Between Organic and Conventional Farming Misses the Point…
Fungus threatens another bat species, heads west -
Energy Department Announces Funding to Test a Wave Energy Device
Will Seattle Oppose The Development Of Coal-Export Terminals?
With Latest Corporate Defection, Heartland Institute Losses Now Exceed $1 Million
Mo’ynoq’s Desert Ships Are a Testament to Man’s Impact on the Environment ~Inhabitat
Report: Tariffs' Impact on Solar Project Costs Will Be Small: A new set of tariffs on Chinese silicon solar cel...
Heico Sportiv debuts Volvo V40 mods with bio-diesel racer -
Avery Dennisons Retail Branding Division Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition
The world’s first radiation sensing cell phone
Factory Farms Produce 100 Times More Waste than U.S. Population -
California smog threatens ancient trees

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Friday, May 25, 2012

The Sustainability Journal - Vikram R Chari - Volume 2012 Issue 98

Slow pace of sustainable development a key issue for Rio+20 -
Jeff Dah-Yue Shi’s Brilliant Bamboo LED Lights Double as a Modular Building Material ~Inhabitat
Accusations that climate science is money-driven reveal ignorance of how science is done. Great article
Q. and A.: Linking People's Needs to Nature's - NYTimes
Why an English Butterfly Is a Rare Winner in Global Warming - Time
KKR’s Green Portfolio Program Continues International Growth Del Monte, Capsugel and Versatel join KKR Green Portfolio Program
ECOTality sues California PUC over the NRG deal to install electric vehicle charging stations
UK Again Cuts Solar Feed-in Tariffs: The UK government yesterday unveiled an overhaul of its solar feed-in tariffs.
"Since 2008, the US has nearly doubled generation from renewable energy sources. We need to keep this momentum going."
Is China a developing country? Key question unresolved in latest round of climate talks - Washington ... Is China poor? Key question at climate talks - AP -
Climate change - Chicago Tribune - Tribune reporter Michael Hawthorne penned a typically thoughtful a...
International climate change treaty talks end in discord and disappointment - Raw Story
Threats of sea-level rise acknowledged, ignored - Maui News
PennFuture Slams EPA for Proposing a Free Pass for Toxic Air Pollution -
Key issue at Rio+20: slow growth of sustainability.
A Group of Delft Tech Students Get Crafty and Build an Interactive Modular Pavilion from Wood ~Inhabitat
Diverse ecosystems are healthy. Monocultures are prone to failure. I want a healthy journal ecosystem
They didn’t need The Green Thing, It was a way of life!…
Food becomes an official NRDC interest area
Energy is everything but do we understand it? focusthenation fights energy illiteracy:
LA bans plastic bags -
Costa Rica: Whole Nourishment: My heavy eyelids pop open with the constant hammering of coconut on concrete. It...
QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing - Inhabitat

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Sustainability Journal - Vikram R Chari - Volume 2012 Issue 97

A Solar House with Soul in Wiscasset, Maine…
Where will the loggers strike next? Map could model deforestation vulnerability across the Amazon rainforest: Re...
Solar feed-in tariff cut delayed
Power beats tourism: Rampant hydro development could destroy Nepal's nature-based tourist trade unless planners ...
Hot Nests Mean Baked Baby Leatherbacks - New York Times
Verizon - Video on investing in a sustainable future:
New Inexpensive and Environmentally Friendly Solar Cell
33000 deaths will happen before 2050 - thanks to climate change. Help us save lives,
How life begins in the deep ocean | video | GrrlScientist
Green Blog: Tracking the Travels of Young Bluefin Tuna
The Self-Inflicted Downfall Of The Heartland Institute
NRDC in the News 5/23: Keystone would drive up gas prices, energy efficiency in...
China to spend $27 billion on emission cuts, renewables | Reuters
China and EU - green energy buddies
Why Are We Putting 21st Century Light Bulbs in 19th Century Sockets?
China tariffs could slam U.S. solar panel firms - CNNMoney
Ingenium Offers Recycling Ideas at Seattle Science Conference – The CSR Minute Video -
California expands solar net metering program
Solar Backpacks to Charge Marines in the Field:…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Sustainability Journal - Vikram R Chari - Volume 2012 Issue 96

The Domino’s effect: The pizza giant refuses to phase out inhumane pork
Who’s really hurting Aspen’s environment: Jet-setters or immigrant workers?
Britain announced plans Tuesday to finance a new generation of nuclear power plants and renewable energy facilities…
Inviting U.S. firm group for decontamination in Fukushima -
CSR Reporting Leaders In The Pacific Northwest…
"This used to be a forest?" Indigenous people from Peru travel to Alberta to glimpse their future.
SVTC Survey Finds Solar Industry Improving Social Performance -
Dot Earth Blog: Clean Energy 101
Apple’s NC Data Center to Use all Renewable Energy
How can we get smarter about how our food is produced?
Asthma, Air Pollution, and the Importance of Epithelial Cells: By Jan Dye Because epithelial cells ─ the surface...
Germany beefs up monitoring of nuclear shutdown - AP -
China and EU - green energy buddies
SVTC Survey Shows Solar Industry Improving Environmental Performance -
SunRun’s $60M Round Leads a Small Streak of Solar VC Funding: Despite the modest results or non-performance of...
Green Blog: On Our Radar: Radiation at Fukushima
Republicans try to force the military to use dirty energy it doesn’t want, by Dr Grist
Without maple trees, there would be no maple syrup. So how will syrup farmers make a living?
Adaptation is the only means to reduce the now-unavoidable costs of climate change over the next few decades. -
Nissan and GE prepare the grid for the EV “culture”
Viridian Reports Small Consumer Choices Have Big Collective Impact -
Shale gas boom helps slash US emissions
How Rural America Got Fracked -
Climate change could help Riverina wheat growers - ABC Online
Monumental transformation
Piloting sustainability in Africa
Even Saudi Arabia is Desperate for an Alternative to Fossil Fuels
CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table ~Inhabitat

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Sustainability Journal - Vikram R Chari - Volume 2012 Issue 95

Activating Sustainability: Engaging Consumer Commitment, Ownership, and Investment
GM crops: protesters go back to the battlefields: A decade ago anti-GM protesters tore up fields and Britain...
 The Truth Will Out: Government Regulation: Government regulation regarding CSR reporting is a growing trend -
Green Blog: Parasites Can Be Good for You (Seriously): Frogs exposed to a diverse array of parasites fare better...
ES-Select: for Renewable Developers and Energy Storage: It is a measure of the Obama administration -
Practically Green: CSA like having veggie plot someone else works
Some commercial fishermen rely almost entirely on invasive species. Is that a bad thing?
Tarragon leaves are rich in iodine, mineral salts and vitamins A and C.
Green Blog: Parasites Can Be Good for You (Seriously)
Ecolabeling and the power of uncommon collaborations
SB Whitepaper: Best and brightest thought leaders on CSR weigh-in with their secrets to success.
Dear Heartland, Stop using Arthur Robinson’s Trick To Hide The Temperature Incline -
Manmade Pollutants May Be Driving Earth’s Tropical Belt Expansion And Subtropical...
Smart Grid - If you could design a smart grid demo project, what would it be? Share your ideas with SmartGridNews
Asian unicorn' at risk of extinction from poaching, WWF warns -
Thunderclouds Are Increasing Global Warming By Retaining Pollution and Heat -
World's oceans need greater protection: UN chief - Xinhua News Agency
Sensenbrenner: ‘CO2 Is A Natural Gas. Does This Mean That All Of Us Need To Put Catalytic Converters On Our Noses?’
StickBulb by RUX Design is an LED Lighting System Made from Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk ~Inhabitat

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