Residential Solar Power Makes Sense For Multiple Reasons

solarpowernow:

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Switching to solar power is not only the right thing to do environmentally,  it also makes great financial sense. For many homeowners it can be the difference between spending $20,000 or $40,000 over a 20 year period. That’s right, for many Americans conventional energy can easily be twice as much, especially as utilities keep increasing rates.

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utnereader:

Climate Change: It’s Not All in Your Head
The affects of climate change can be harmful to the earth—and your mind.

utnereader:

Climate Change: It’s Not All in Your Head

The affects of climate change can be harmful to the earth—and your mind.

html-wings:

SO MUCH GREENERY http://ift.tt/1oL1YBA

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"We need to stop building bad places. We don’t need to build Rome or Paris. We just need to stop building Houston."

Eight Steps To Improve Urbanism | Streets MN, 7/26/2014 (via atlurbanist)

(via thisbigcity)

Tags: seriously

thinksquad:

At least 6,593 hate crimes occurred in 2012, according to hate crime data compiled by the University of Michigan.

The maps below reveal where different groups are most likely to be victims of hate crimes. Each county is colored based on its hate crime rate, the number of hate crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012.

A key caveat is that local law enforcement agencies are not required to report hate crimes. The data here covers 91% of the U.S. population, and unreported hate crimes likely explain the gap in the Deep South.

The worst offenders, where we have the data, and their hate crime rates are called out in each map.

http://mic.com/articles/95132/hate-crime-maps-reveal-the-most-prejudiced-places-in-america

I’m embarrassed to live in Idaho.. This is insane.

(via cognitivedissonance)

Tags: hate crimes

ecowatchorg:

Innovative Bill Would Fight Climate Change While Aiding Middle Class Americans
How can the U.S. help repair shrinking ice caps while also aiding the shrinking middle class?
SEE MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/30/bill-would-fight-climate-change-aid-middle-class/

Maybe this would work.. Probably need to read into the details more. But come on, lets do something already.

ecowatchorg:

Innovative Bill Would Fight Climate Change While Aiding Middle Class Americans

How can the U.S. help repair shrinking ice caps while also aiding the shrinking middle class?

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/30/bill-would-fight-climate-change-aid-middle-class/

Maybe this would work.. Probably need to read into the details more. But come on, lets do something already.

Go look at the graph at the bottom of this article comparing opinions for China and the United States…

Wow. 

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Teh womenz no need teh rightz.
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Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked.

This blog is fantastic. I know I try to stick to mainly climate change but after delving into environmental ethics I have found that feminism is another piece of the picture that needs to be addressed. (More on this later… for now look at this blog and laugh for days) 

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Teh womenz no need teh rightz.

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Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked.

This blog is fantastic. I know I try to stick to mainly climate change but after delving into environmental ethics I have found that feminism is another piece of the picture that needs to be addressed. (More on this later… for now look at this blog and laugh for days) 

elenamorelli:

{ the lake and the mountains, the sky and the breeze }

elenamorelli:

{ the lake and the mountains, the sky and the breeze }

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Go camping and re-connect to nature. Get your daily dose of medicine to combat nature deficit disorder.

Go camping and re-connect to nature. Get your daily dose of medicine to combat nature deficit disorder.

archi-tecture:

Proposition for the Biotic Arch, a skyscraper that absorbs carbon dioxide, to be buit in Taichung, Taiwan; designed by Vincent Callebaut

More Info Here

I wonder if it could double as an urban farm? That’s what I first thought it was..

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"While all of us can celebrate the return of the charmingly geeky, super enthusiastic field trip champion, Ms. Frizzle’s renewed presence in American living rooms is especially important for women and girls. That’s because, despite Ms. Frizzle’s unstoppable energy and daring thirst for adventure, real-world examples of her character — women who rock the science field — are lacking."

Netflix is bring back ‘Magic School Bus’ and that’s huge for women in science (via policymic)

BEST NETFLIX MOVE.
I have been wandering around Netflix lately at a lost of watch to watch… Here it is, I found it.

(Source: micdotcom, via cognitivedissonance)

de-preciated:

 (via Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina | Flickr - Photo Sharing!)
The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia.

The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.
Description Source

de-preciated:

(via Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina | Flickr - Photo Sharing!)

The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia.

The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.
Description Source

(via climate-changing)

Tags: glacier