Sunday, January 6, 2008

Reading Roundup: Jan. 6, 2007

Reading Roundup is a regular feature of WebEchoes. It exists to limit the number of "read this" posts with minimal commentary on my part.

Carbon Copy - Greenhouse gases - Carbon Emissions | Fast Company
Forwarded to me by a friend and reader, David Roberts of Grist has an article in Fast Company discussing why some companies are and more should embrace emissions reporting and reduction voluntarily.

New Home: 90% Less Energy, only 10% Extra Initial Cost » Celsias
Nice short video about a man who built a house that uses 90% less energy at low additional expense. Now if someone would just start putting together articles about retrofits and talk real dollars and options.

Plasma TVs Suck (Electricity) : TreeHugger
Considering a Plasma TV, watch your electric meter spin really fast when its on. 2 entertainments for one low (or not) price. Also check out the sizing for viewing distance link.

Can baking soda curb global warming? | CNET
A means of using CO2 in flue gases to create baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and reduce 90% of CO2 emissions. Yields a really big pile of baking soda, and some other compounds.

Photography: Solar Eruptions Captured By DiY Astronomer
Cool Photos.