Tucson Explorer II robotic Lake Lander to help combat eco disasters

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: It has been just over a year since the horrible events that unfolded in Japan which to the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant leaking nuclear contamination into the adjacent ocean area. Experts claim that it would take another 40 years, at the very least, to clean up the mess. But even then those venturing for the cleaning process could be at risk of nuclear contamination.

I think this significantly enhances our bid for the Olympics*

Environmental Economics

The top four locations were San Antonio, Las Vegas, San Diego and Tucson. SmartAsset, a personal-finance technology company, has named Columbus the fifth best city in the country for conferences. The group’s report looked at nine metrics, including hotels and their cost, the violent-crime rate and the distance from the airport to the city’s center. It noted that Columbus has an average hotel room rate of $123, and that the average cost of a restaurant meal is low, at $22.

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The new solar sculpture at TIA captivates visitors with its ever changing colors and patterns

EcoFriend

Pratima Kalra: Considered to be the Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, the new solar sculpture at Tucson International Airport links the history of the region with its technological future. The sculpture is encircled by six circular medallions, which depict the past and the present of Tucson through images. One such image shows Tucson’s first flight in 1910; another one shows a woman harvesting saguaro fruit.

10 Amazing Food Co-ops Across America

Green (Living) Review

At Food Conspiracy Co-op in Tucson, Arizona, community members teach courses; local nonprofits and schools apply for donations; and workshops on water harvesting and native trees take place. In 2013, the Co-op installed a rainwater harvesting system behind their kitchen with a grant from the city of Tucson. Cooperatively owned grocery stores exist all over the country.

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Aquaponics Revolutionizes Local Food Growing by Recycling 90% Water

Green (Living) Review

2013 Aquaponics Conference Highlights Technology in Tucson, AZ from September 20-22 TUCSON, AZ, July 2013 (WORLD-WIRE) With U.S. Tucson Mayor Johnathan Rothschild has proclaimed Friday, Sept. society challenged by the increasing needs for locally-grown healthy food, water conservation in drought-like conditions across the Southern and Western U.S., and the global need to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels, aquaponics becomes increasingly important.

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Arizona Republicans planning to make protest illegal

Green (Living) Review

Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is that the person who may have broken a window, triggering the claim there was a riot, might actually not be a member of the group but someone from the other side. [.] Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is that the person who may have broken a window, triggering the claim there was a riot, might actually not be a member of the group but someone from the other side.

Most Bike Friendly Cities

The Go Green Blog

Even though Chicago has more than 110 miles of on-street bike lanes, more than 30 miles of marked shared lanes, many miles of off-street paths (including the 18.5-mile Lakefront Trail), more than 12,000 bike racks, and sheltered, high-capacity, bike parking areas at many CTA rail stations; we’re still out ranked by Minneapolis MN, Portland OR, Boulder CO, Seattle WA, Eugene OR, San Francisco CA, Madison WI, New York City NY, and Tucson AZ.

New study reveals main sources of light pollution

AGreenLiving

Researchers conducted an experiment in Tucson, Arizona, where all 14,000 streetlights in the city were dimmed at 1:30 a.m.

Recovery: Bats with Your Tequila

Nature Conservancy - Science

Lesser long-nosed bat at a hummingbird feeder in Tucson. In 2007, following widespread agave failure, people in the Tucson area started noticing lesser long-nosed bats at their hummingbird feeders. With the alien fungal disease white-nose syndrome devastating North American bats it’s time for some good news about the order. So consider the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s January 5 th proposal to delist the endangered lesser long-nosed bat. “In

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The Sustainable and Sleek 2013 Lexus ES

Eco Chic

Eco Chick was invited by Lexus to attend the ESPN Women and Sport’s Summit in Tucson, Ariz. Lexus — the presenting sponsor of the summit — gave me the opportunity to test drive the new 2013 Lexus ES Hybrid around the open roads of Tucson (which enabled me to take it for a true spin!). Driving through Tucson, I kept the car in “eco” mode which maximizes the car’s fuel efficiency.

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Electric Vehicle Events in 98 Cities

Sierra Club Compass

This week alone, individuals, businesses, and government agencies are test driving EVs and other alternative fuel vehicles at the Plug In 2013 conference in San Diego and at the Green Fleets conference in Phoenix –where I got a chance to drive for the first time the Chevy Spark EV, the Hyundai Tucson hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and the Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid. Were you one of the more than 35,000 people who attended electric vehicle (EV) promotion events in 98 cities this past weekend?

4 Fascinating Room Setup Options For 2019

Green Prophet

Keep the above ideas in mind when you’re shopping through the many Tucson homes for sale , and imagine the possibilities of what you can do when you find the right home for you! We’re always looking for something new and creative to do with our homes. But eventually, you get tired of just rearranging the furniture and are at a loss as to what else to try. You’re in luck, because finding cool new stuff to do with your home is surprisingly easy, and a lot of fun to boot.

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Check Out an Electric Car This Weekend

Sierra Club Compass

Organizers of the Tucson, Arizona , Plug In Day event have been selected to feature one of only a handful of these pre-production beauties at their event. By Michael Marx, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Director. This weekend the third annual National Plug in Day celebrates surging electric car sales at more than 90 events. Today, less than three years after electric vehicles arrived on the mass market, more than 130,000 Americans are driving EVs.

Environmental Report Card: Obama Gets "C-" for First Half of Term

Green (Living) Review

TUCSON, Ariz.— In a report card released today, the Center for Biological Diversity gave President Obama a grade of C- for his two-year environmental record. The report card chronicles positive and negative policies on endangered species, climate, energy, public lands and oceans. Barak Obama is no George Bush, but he’s no Theodore Roosevelt either,” said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center. His environment record is pretty dismal, considering all the promised hope and change.”

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Share Your Field Notes: Nature’s Notebook

Nature Conservancy - Science

Tucson, Arizona. Have you noticed changes in your area? Maybe flowers tend to bloom a little earlier in the year or birds that used to migrate are hanging around your yard through the winter? The timing of natural events (like blooming flowers and migrating animals) is called phenology. Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle events, their timing, and relationship to the environment.

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Monoculture Threatens Margaritas

Environmental News Network

Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Tequila’s soaring popularity is creating agricultural risks that may force its own collapse if current production practices continue. A bit of background. Tequila has been made from the agave plant in Mexico for hundreds of years. The agave is sometimes called the century plant because of a myth that it blooms once in a century and then dies. Well, there’s some truth to this.

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A Parent and Faith Leader's Perspective: Why We Need Strong Smog Standards

Sierra Club Compass

The Sundt plant, right in Tucson, affects our public lands and the public health of those in surrounding neighborhoods. As the father of an asthmatic child, and as a person of faith, I'm grateful for the Clean Air Act. That might seem like an odd introduction, but let me explain. Last fall, Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) complained that, in enforcing the standards of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has "overreached" its authority.

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A New Life for Bighorn Sheep in the Land of Laughing Waters

Nature Conservancy - Science

The sheep had been captured the day before in the Silver Bell Mountains northwest of Tucson, and transported 130 miles to the Conservancy’s Aravaipa Canyon Preserve. The gates opened, cameras clicked and 11 desert bighorn sheep jumped to freedom. Within seconds, they had vanished into the rocky, saguaro-studded slopes of the Galiuro Mountains in southern Arizona’s Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness.

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Luxury Hybrid Leader Lexus Supports Environment and Education With Its Eco Challenge

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick had the opportunity to test drive the new Lexus ES at the ESPN Women + Sports Summit in Tucson, Arizona in October. Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader with five low-emission hybrid vehicles available. Since its very first Luxury hybrid in 2005, Lexus has helped advance the concept of sustainability without sacrifice. Suffice it to say we were beyond impressed. You can read more about our experience at the Summit here.)

Woodburing Masonry Heater Education Program Announced for 2012

Green (Living) Review

Tucson, AZ : The Masonry Heater Association of North America recently developed the HMED (Heater Mason's Education & Development) program designed for masons and people interested in learning how to build efficient wood-fired masonry heaters.

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World Wildlife Fund Announces Earth Hour 2012

Green (Living) Review

The public unveiling of this initiative will take place at an event on March 31 in Tucson, Arizona just before Earth Hour 2012. Going Beyond the Hour, Daring the World to Save the Planet WASHINGTON, D.C., March 20, 2012 : In less than two weeks, clocks will strike Earth Hour as Americans switch off non essential lights for one hour in celebration of the world’s largest voluntary environmental action.

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The Bra Recyclers Exceed Goal During Bra Recycling Month for a Second Year

Green (Living) Review

The 2011 Bra Recycling Month campaign inspired women’s organizations such as Sisters of Esteem in California, offered a unique bonding opportunity to mothers and teenage daughters who formed ambassador teams, and helped launch new municipal bra recycling programs at Tucson Environmental Services in Arizona, and in Cecil County in Maryland. October 2011 marked the second annual Bra Recycling Month, hosted by Arizona based textile recycling company The Bra Recyclers.

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NASA calls Middle East drought “worst in 900 years”!

Green Prophet

Kevin Anchukaitis, co-author and climate scientist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, said in a statement on the NASA climate change website, “It’s not necessarily possible to rely on finding better climate conditions in one region than another, so you have the potential for large-scale disruption of food systems as well as potential conflict over water resources.”

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Obama Administration Denies Endangered Species Act Protection to 251 Species

Green (Living) Review

The current review includes five new species since the last review: the Kentucky arrow darter, a fish in danger of extinction due to surface coal mining and gas exploration in eastern Kentucky; the Rosemont talus snail, a highly endangered snail that occurs only in the footprint of a proposed copper mine outside Tucson, Ariz.;

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Center Calls for Arctic, Deepwater Drilling Halt Until New Oil Spill Safety Guidelines Implemented

Green (Living) Review

TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday called for an immediate stop to offshore drilling in the Arctic and all deepwater drilling until new safety requirements outlined in Tuesday’s national oil spill report are implemented. It also called for the withdrawal of the controversial drilling and leasing approvals that were issued in the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico in the past month as the commission prepared to release its report.

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Freecycle Cairo: Who Says There’s no Free Lunch?

Green Prophet

On May 1st, 2003, Deron Beal sent out a message to about 30 friends and family, as well as a handful of non-profit organizations in Tucson, Arizona, announcing that he had started The Freecycle Network. Okay, so maybe you won’t get a free lunch, but if you become part of a small but growing number of people who are members of Cairo’s Freecycle Network , you could get a toaster, a couch, cutlery, couches or even lightly-used clothes – for free.

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The Voice of Bart Simpson Wants You to Check Out Electric Cars Next Week

Sierra Club Compass

In Scottsdale and Tucson , AZ, Las Vegas, and other cities there will be solar-powered public EV charging stations. I knew the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week would be big, but I didn't realize it would be this big! We're having free events in 135+ cities September 15-21 to share the fuel cost-saving, clean-air, and fun-driving benefits of electric vehicles (EVs); there is probably an event near you. The

Urging clean energy and justice for tribal nations

AGreenLiving

Nearly all the electricity produced at the NGS was exported off the Navajo Nation to Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Urging clean energy and justice for tribal nations Roger Sorkin Thu, 04/01/2021 – 00:45 During the 20th century, coal was a cheap and reliable source of electricity. Today it’s relatively expensive and highly polluting. The shift to cleaner, less expensive renewable energy is rapidly underway, and it’s happening faster than anyone expected.

Amid devastating forest fires, One Trillion Trees movement puts down U.S. roots

AGreenLiving

Tucson, Arizona, is planning to plant 1 million over the next decade. Amid devastating forest fires, One Trillion Trees movement puts down U.S.

Climate Change News from Earth Gauge

Green Living Ideas

Tucson, Arizona reported its warmest June on record with all days in triple digit highs. Get your weekly dose of climate change news from Earth Gauge! Earth Gauge is a free environmental news service from the National Environmental Education Foundation. This super in-depth (and slightly scary) US national climate change news is from their weekly email. Sign up here to get climate change news in your inbox too! National Climate Summary : Highlights from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour Shows Americans How to Reduce the Use

Green (Living) Review

Tucson, Ariz.; PISCATAWAY, N.J. March 2011: Managing local water supplies – drop by drop – is now a mainstream concern across the United States. Many communities already are experiencing a tighter water supply, while 78% of consumers are looking for ways to cut household utility bills and energy costs. The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour is hitting the road this month to bring water-saving solutions to consumers and plumbers.

Hydrogen driven Lexus LFA-h beats gasoline version in terms of.

EcoFriend

Hyundai showcases hydrogen-electric version of Tucson at Geneva. Hyundai has unveiled a hydrogen-electric version of the Tucson at the Geneva Motor Show. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets. Recycling. Green Living. Innovations. Wind Power.

Brian Richter’s ‘Chasing Water’: Smarter Solutions for the Coming Water Scarcity

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some of the biggest electricity users in that region are urban water delivery systems — the Central Arizona Project canal delivering water to Phoenix and Tucson, the California State Water Projec t delivering water to Los Angeles and San Diego — as well as huge groundwater pumps that irrigate farms. Image credit: Kevin Cortopassi /Flickr through a Creative Commons license. Water shortages aren’t just for California.

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10 vegan myths, debunked

AGreenLiving

Tucson-based Alison Ozgur , registered dietitian at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa and an instructor for the T. Vegans and vegetarians are often the target of jokes, scorn, concern and/or fear by a majority culture that routinely consumes animals. The upcoming holidays are a prime time for omnivorous family members and friends to heckle a loved one who is vegan while brandishing a turkey leg or Christmas pudding.

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There’s A Place for Us

Sightline Daily

In Tucson, meanwhile, residents near the University of Arizona pay less than 1¢ a day to park on the street in their neighborhoods, but nonresidents pay up to $1.15 There are places in this world the savvy traveler would never drive with any hope of finding street parking: Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, for example, or just about anywhere in downtown Los Angeles. Parking meter at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. Photo by Juli D’aniello. That’s what you might think, anyway.

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The ESPN Women + Sports Summit and the Global Ascendancy of Females

Eco Chic

Eco Chick was invited by Lexus to attend the ESPN Women + Sports Summit at the Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton in Tucson, Arizona this past October. The Summit brought together influencers and leaders in the world of women and sports, and it was an unforgettable experience. I met so many inspirational women, heard so many powerful stories, had the opportunity to test drive the new Lexus ES (in “eco drive”) and took away so much in a matter of three days.

Sustainable Landscapes

The Green Changemakers

The Red Ribbon, Tanghe River Park Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province, China Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. Sustainable landscapes are responsive to the environment, re-generative, and can actively contribute to the development of healthy communities.

Best of the Permaculture Drylands Magazine - Now Online!

The Green Changemakers

[link] Founded by Scott Pittman circa 1986, PDJ was (and remains) the only publication in the world with the specific focus on Drylands Permaculture. Published for 11 years (1986 - 1997) by the Permaculture Drylands Institute, operating out of Arizona and New Mexico, this publication has lots to offer to permaculture students even 10 years after its final issue was delivered. Permaculture Institute has posted most of articles on its website for free public access.

ICLEI Case Studies - Locally-based projects that support sustainability

The Green Changemakers

[link] ICLEI Case Studies profile locally-based projects that support sustainability. Each study documents: the local context of the project the anatomy of the project results lessons learned the project's replication potential budgeting and financial issues Please note: Case Studies 1 - 55 will be available soon.

Recycling in art and architecture

The Green Changemakers

Anna's Bed & Breakfast This is Anna's Bed and Breakfast near Tucson, Arizona. The Bottle Wall Introducing the Bottle Wall, a peculiar form of stained glass. You won't see any mention of bottle walls or bottle houses in the stately and academic tomes of stained glass history. But stained glass it is, and it deserves recognition. anonymous bottle wall - posted on Flickr be prepared for lots of pictures. I became interested in the bottle wall phenomenon most recently through a TV show.

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What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

The Green Changemakers

In Tucson, Arizona, the once-vibrant retail and cultural district is now struggling to draw people. PPS is working in partnership with the landscape architecture firm Wheat Scharf Associates, the transportation planning firm Transcore, David Tryba Architects, the City of Tucson, and Tucson DOT to help revitalize downtown by growing places around existing assets, such as historic theaters, a bus transfer center, a landmark hotel, and a restored train depot.

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How the Navajo got their day in the sun

AGreenLiving

Mined and burned to provide power for Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tucson and Phoenix. How the Navajo got their day in the sun Danny Kennedy Thu, 05/28/2020 – 02:00 In late March, during the early hours of the COVID-19 crisis, just as New Yorkers were realizing how many might die, a small solar development company closed a $4 million financing deal.

How the Navajo got their day in the sun

AGreenLiving

Mined and burned to provide power for Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tucson and Phoenix. How the Navajo got their day in the sun Danny Kennedy Thu, 05/28/2020 – 02:00 In late March, during the early hours of the COVID-19 crisis, just as New Yorkers were realizing how many might die, a small solar development company closed a $4 million financing deal.