All Dutch electric Trains now run on Wind Power

All Dutch electric Trains now run on Wind Power

The Netherlands has long been associated with the harnessing of winds. Windmills, which dot the countryside across the European nation, have been used for centuries. Winds were harnessed to mill grains and to pump water out of low-lying lands into rivers beyond the dikes so  fields could be farmed. These days, though, winds in the Netherlands power…

We’ve been Warming the Climate longer than We’ve Thought

We’ve been Warming the Climate longer than We’ve Thought

As mass industrialization got underway in England, and much of the rest of Europe, we began to change the planet’s climate by emitting vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. From the mid-19th century onward we set global warming unwittingly in motion. Or so the story goes. Turns out…

We’ve missed the boat on Climate Change

We’ve missed the boat on Climate Change

We’ve had a chance to curb climate change. But we’ve blown it. So say researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, who have looked more closely at the pledges made by individual countries at last December’s climate conference in Paris to reduce their carbon emissions. Those…

The Greenest Book on the Planet?

The Greenest Book on the Planet?

The Greenman’s Guide to Green Living and Working – it’s a fitting title for what could be the greenest book on the planet.  Made with 100% FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) recycled paper, printed with vegetable ink, offset with enough carbon credits to make the book effectively a carbon sink, and even…