Our Weekly Newsletter - 9 October 2014


In this week's newsletter: why ocean science is critical to understanding how warm the future earth could be, solar could be our largest source of renewable energy in the coming decades, climate change takes its toll on the mighty walrus, and it turns out green power is even greener than first thought.

Also: great ideas for reducing CO2 polluting standby (vampire) power and consider new solar bikelights as the days grow shorter.



Mystery of ocean heat deepens as climate changes

Solar energy could be largest source of global electricity by 2050

35,000 walruses start their own climate march

Study: Renewables as green as you’d expect



5% of carbon dioxide emissions occur from transporting and treating potable water.

The average household could save $100 per year by reducing standby (vampire) power.

Because filling your car with 10 gallons (60 pounds!) of gasoline is a snap, no wonder it’s hard to appreciate the massive amount of energy we use in our daily living.

Luckily, there are lot’s of good ideas to reduce your energy use at home and on the road.


ClimateStore offers great products to help you reduce your carbon footprint!

The DUO is the perfect way to dry small garments, dish towels, and intimates. It features 16 durable hanging clips and folds easily for storage or travel.

This Australian made take on an old fashioned washboard enables you to achieve a machine quality wash in just minutes. It's perfect for travel, vacation, backpacking or even sports gear!

This integrated rain barrel and composter is a great way to green your garden, literally AND figuratively! The tumbling barrel makes rich compost for your garden and the rain barrel collects run off from your roof.

The Amelia is well-made to handle all sorts of household tasks. It’s stylishly designed for indoor centerpieces and tough and resistant for outdoor use.

The first thing you can do to save energy at home is to start understanding and measuring how much energy each appliance uses. Watch and track your electricity usage with the easy-to-read energy display.

See and be seen with the Blinder 4! With a brightness of 80 lumens, it's a great headlight in urban environments. The wide beam provides about 25 ft of visibility and can be seen from over 800 yards away.