Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Reading Roundup: Jan. 8

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

A long edition this time around read more through the continue link.

PolyWhey™ Floor and Furniture Coatings From Vermont : TreeHugger
A company in Vermont has developed a floor and furniture coating (clear) that uses waste from cheese making to make a low-VOC, non-hazardous product. They also use recycled and recyclable (plastic #5) packaging.

The Associated Press: New Energy Uses for Asphalt
Using road ways as a means of heating water for later use in heating and road clearing in the Netherlands. Given the amount of road surface out there, there's probably a lot of it that would be practical for this sort of treatment.

WorldChanging: Stablization and Peak Targets: Understanding CO2 Numbers
A nice short explanation of sustainable and peak CO2 atmospheric measurements.

Scientific American’s Solar Grand Plan : Sustainablog
Powering the US on abundant solar energy is a suggestion published in the January 2008 Scientific American, as reviewed by Sustainablog. I'll be finding this edition and reading with interest.

U.S. miscalculates threat of global warming | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist
Impact of sea-level rise on the US not being given much attention. Granted, 1 meter isn't "predicted" this century, but then, it isn't understood how quickly the glaciers and polar ice caps are melting and raising ocean level.

FAQ: Carbon Capture & Sequestration « Earth2Tech
Summary of the CCS technologies and investors currently at work, primarily in the coal fired electric generation industry.

Fighting False Solutions Interview: Kevin Smith & Jutta Kill » Celsias
"You need to replant an area roughly the size of Belgium to offset the emissions from tourism related travel every year and keep those trees for decades, if not centuries. So there is an issue of where to plant these trees if we ever decide to try this"


I was beginning to despair of finding a cool photograph for this edition of Reading Roundup. Found via WorldChanging.