Monday, October 12, 2015 | By EarthShare | No Comments
6 Facts About Net-Zero Buildings
The House on the Bay is a solar-powered net-zero home designed by Italian architect Andrea Ponsi / Inhabitat
In the US, buildings account for a whopping 70% of our electricity consumption and roughly 40% of carbon emissions – that’s more than either the transportation or industry sectors! Of course, buildings don’t have tailpipes like cars do, so this fact might not be obvious, but the electricity it takes to heat, cool and light buildings usually comes from a coal or gas-fired power plant.…
Saturday, October 10, 2015 | By EarthShare | No Comments
Trick or treat, bats bring us lots to eat!
Pallid Bat / Merlin D. Tuttle
By Micaela Jemison of EarthShare member Bat Conservation International
When October rolls around many people start to think of bats as keeping company with witches and ghosts. But in reality, bats have a lot more to do with the foods of Halloween, like candy corn, than the spooky spirit of the holiday.
Bats provide important pest control services for many of our agricultural crops including, walnuts, almonds, rice, chocolate, and coffee.…
Friday, October 9, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | No Comments
Three years ago, the Bureau of Land Management designated low-conflict areas for solar energy development on public lands in the Southwest through its Western Solar Plan.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | No Comments
The Wilderness Society has issued the following statement from Dan Smuts, Senior Regional Director for California: