Green schools

Zayed Future Energy Prize Winner Green School Bali Is Raising A Generation Of World Changers April 28th, 2018 by Kyle Field on Clean Technica  Turning down the bumpy dirt road, it was not clear what, if anything, was at the end but we continued, albeit at a slower pace than we had enjoyed on the paved road. Rounding the bend revealed a checkpoint where …

Light Tubes, Prism Lighting, & Other Daylighting Solutions

April 28th, 2018 by James Ayre on Clean Technica  While LED lighting is arguably far “greener” than incandescent lighting is, both lighting modalities are easily trumped by daylighting solutions, where and when that is applicable. While daylighting solutions won’t replace dark-hour lighting needs, they can easily displace artificial lighting needs during transitional near-dawn and dusk periods of time — as well as improve …

The Role of Health in Climate Litigation

American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) April 2018 Sabrina McCormick PhD, Samuel J. Simmens PhD, Robert Glicksman MA, JD, LeRoy Paddock JD, Daniel Kim MPA, and Brittany Whited MPHAuthor affiliations, information, and correspondence details Published Online: April 26, 2018 Abstract, Full Text. References, Supplements, PDF, PDF Plus Objectives. To examine how the courts, which play a critical role in shaping public policy, consider public health in climate change and coal-fired power plant lawsuits. Methods. We coded US local, state, and …

Wind, solar deliver stunning 98 percent of new U.S. power capacity in January, February

Renewables to provide 69 percent of new capacity by March 2021, as dozens of coal plants are retired By JOE ROMM on Climate Progress APR 24, 2018 WIND TURBINES AND SOLAR PANELS IN CALIFORNIA, 2013. CREDIT: KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/GETTY IMAGES Solar and wind power was responsible for a remarkable 98 percent of all new U.S. power generation capacity that came online in the first two …

A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., is dedicated to victims of white supremacy. By Campbell Robertson, 25 April 2018 The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., remembers the thousands of victims of lynchings. CreditAudra Melton for The New York Times MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a plain brown building sits an office …

Mitakuye Oyasin – A Powerful Lakota Prayer for All Our Relations

Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ (All Are Related) is a phrase from the Lakota language. It reflects the world view of interconnectedness held by the Lakota people of North America.[1] This concept and phrase is expressed in many Yankton Sioux prayers,[2] as well as by ceremonial people in other Lakota communities.[3][4] The phrase translates in English as “all my relatives,” “we are all related,” or “all my relations.” It is a prayer of …

Cambridge University rejected Facebook study over ‘deceptive’ privacy standards: panel told researcher Aleksandr Kogan that Facebook’s approach fell ‘far below ethical expectations’

By Matthew Weaver Tue 24 Apr 2018, The Guardian  https://www.scribd.com/document/377241955/Letter-by-Cambridge-University-ethics-panel  One member of the panel said the Facebook users involved had not given sufficient consent to allow the research to be conducted. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters A Cambridge University ethics panel rejected research by the academic at the centre of the Facebook data harvesting scandal over the social network’s “deceptive” approach to its users privacy, newly released …

Diu becomes first Smart City to run on 100 per cent renewable energy; Diu had been importing 73 per cent of its power from Gujarat until last year

Moneycontrol News@moneycontrolcom, 23 April 2018 Diu Smart City has become the first city in India to run on renewable energy during daytime, setting a new benchmark for other cities to become clean and green. The city is offering its residents a subsidy of Rs 10, 000 to Rs 50,000 for installing 1-5KW roof top solar panels and its savings amount …

Nearly Half Of US Rooftop Solar Potential Is On Low-Income Housing, Finds NREL

April 19th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill, Clean Technica A new study published this week by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US has found that nearly half of all the residential rooftop solar potential in the country is available atop low- to moderate-income households, representing a 320 gigawatt (GW) opportunity. The new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was …