Environment Forum

from DealZone:

Now Musk blogs on his divorce

July 9, 2010

Following in his estranged wife's footsteps, electric carmaker Tesla's colorful co-founder and Chief Elon Musk is now blogging about his messy divorce. In a lengthy recounting in the Huffington Post, Musk said he wants to "correct the record" on his personal life but would "rather  stick a fork in my hand" than do it.

Are Americans bullying BP?

July 8, 2010


With all the comparisons to the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989, there’s at least one arena where BP appears to be head and shoulders above its oil-spill predecessor — suffering public mockery.

BP, oil and seabirds — Baltic Sea ducks had worse luck

July 8, 2010

gannetBP’s vast and spreading oil disaster is killing ever more birds and other wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico — but one of the worst spills for birds was a harmless-sounding 5 tonnes of oil in the Baltic Sea in 1976.

The Green Gauge: IBM rides a high

July 5, 2010


If there’s any tech company that has been able to constantly transform itself over the past century to actually be sustainable, it’s got to be IBM.

from The Great Debate UK:

Oliver Lowenstein on making Cyclestations work

July 2, 2010


There's nothing new or unusual about the idea of using bicycles to replace cars to help combat the effects of climate change on the environment. Neither is there anything new or unusual about it taking so long to put the concept into practice.

from The Great Debate UK:

Heather Rogers on fixing “Green Gone Wrong”

June 30, 2010


How can human production be transformed and harnessed to save the planet? Can the market economy really help solve the environmental crisis?

Showcase, don’t shun, economics of climate at G20

June 25, 2010


— Dr. David Suzuki is a Canadian scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.  Any views expressed here are his own. —

Fold sustainability into economies, G20 urged

June 25, 2010


Consensus among sustainability experts at a Toronto conference this week was that world leaders in the Group of  20 nations face a fecund opportunity to make gains integrating environmental concerns with all other levels of economic development.

The roof is on fire

June 24, 2010

FRANCE/Much has been written about how solar power could help to
solve the energy crisis facing mankind. Ideas range from
harnessing the Sahara’s heat through parabolic mirrors to
transmitting solar energy from space to earth.

from The Great Debate:

Smart grid skepticism derails Baltimore plan

June 23, 2010

Maryland Public Service Commission highlighted the political resistance smart-metering advocates must overcome when it shot down proposals for compulsory smart metering submitted by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE).