By Becky Striepe on November 1, 2011
White roofs were getting a lot of press for their ability to help fight global warming. Heck, we wrote about the virtues of a white roof right here! Last summer, the U.S. Energy secretary had the Department of Energy install a white roof to lead by example. Now, new research is showing that white roofs may not be all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, they could be making things worse.
By Becky Striepe on June 27, 2011
We’ve talked before about the trouble with biodegradable plastics, and a new study highlighted yet another issue with these plant-based plastic alternatives: in the landfill, biodegradable plastics break down and produce methane.
By LiveOAK Staff on December 13, 2009
Here’s a funny little comic about a topic that is now laughing matter… So? What if it’s a big hoax? What are the catastrophic consequences of taking action to curb carbon emissions that we are going to regret?
By LiveOAK Staff on April 29, 2009
Avaaz.org has created this clever spoof of those Exxon Greenwashing commercials that have been running on TV for the last few months. The ad has the tone and look and feel of the Exxon campaign but the actor in the ad is urging people to stay complacent and allow them to derail any meaningful climate policy. Their goal is to raise $100,000 so they can air it on CNN during the Climate Summit in Washington this week. As I am writing this post they are up to $92,289, less than $8,000 to go!