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Articles by Cora Nucci
posted in March 2008
I'll get to the undercrackers in a moment. First, a word about a global event scheduled for Saturday, March 29, which is either a planet-friendly gesture we can all feel good about, or a misguided act of "environmental indoctrination."
This is the time of year many of us start thinking and talking about losing weight. Again. Vague goals like wanting to "slim down for summer" are tough to achieve,in part because they are imprecise. (And in part because pancakes make superior butter delivery platforms.) The desire to "be more green" is another vague yearning I'm hearing a lot these days.
The XPrize Foundation is doing for cars what it has already done for commercial space flight (and is trying to do for human genomics and lunar exploration) -- it is pushing for groundbreaking technical innovation by offering big prize money.
In a study of 100,000 IT professionals surveyed by The Corporate IT Forum in the U.K., "About 58% said it was difficult to make a business case for green IT; they found it difficult to overcome the 'so what?' factor."
Here's the problem: Power costs keep rising, while storage needs keep growing. Whether your data center is a couple of servers or a roomful of racks, creating efficiencies doesn't have to be complicated. Here are five ways to start cutting costs today.
Your guide to online coverage of the road to The Big Dance -- from streaming video and bracket resources, to the best blogs and Facebook apps.
Call it sinflation. The Vatican has doubled the number of mortal sins and one of them is really dirty: polluting the environment.
If you're certain that daylight-saving time is good for the planet, put your hands up. Now put your hands down, because a recent study of more than 7 million residential meter readings over a three-year period shows what many of us have believed anecdotally for years. Electric bills go up when we switch to daylight-saving time.
California dairy cows are giving the state's power grid a blast of renewable energy, but the real money maker in bovine biogas may lie elsewhere.
GM announced plans Tuesday to roll out a second-generation version of the GM Hybrid System with a more powerful lithium-ion battery. The announcement comes just weeks after GM vice chairman Robert Lutz called global warming a "total crock of s***."