Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 213

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In the last decade, two of the largest three glaciers draining that frozen landscape have lost enough ice that, if melted, could have filled Lake Erie.

On Monday I became a bike commuter for the very first time, and I can’t say that I was perfectly prepared for it.

With the cost of fossil fuels (both financially and to the environment), alternative energy options are finally being sought after and are in high demand. Everything from wind energy to tidal energy, from algae biofuels to solar powered energy and more. So since we’re on the subject of alternative energy and solar power, let’s take a look at some really cool ways people have tapped into the power of the sun to run these solar-powered machines.

With states across the U.S. looking for ways to balance budgets and save money, the Colorado prison system could just be the model for cutting operational costs for the expensive institutions.
To date, nine state prisons in Colorado have installed photovoltaic (PV) solar panel arrays to generate solar electricity.

Early Wednesday, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood held a joint press conference in which they unveiled a new, national fuel economy label for vehicles. Reducing the burden of increased gas prices on American families is a priority for the Obama administration, said the heads of both departments. It’s their belief that the updated, easier to understand labels will help consumers take advantage of increased efficiency standards.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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