There’s so much going on in sustainability, it’s hard to narrow down the news to share. This week we’ve gathered stories about new solar installations at the University of Arizona and Luke Air Force Base, weird global weather patterns bringing to mind global warming, falling worldwide carbon dioxide levels and others.
Arizona Gets Two New Solar Installations
The University of Arizona and Luke Air Force Base will be home to two new solar panel power plants within the next year. UA will host a 1.6 mega-watt plant while Luke upstages the university with a 15 mega-watt plant.
San Diego Schools will be Home to Solar Roofs
Schools in the San Diego Unified School District will lend their roofs to Amsolar. In turn the schools can buy power at a significantly discounted rate.
Harvard Offers Online Sustainability Course
Executives and employees have even less time than before, so this online class offered by The Harvard University Extension School gives people a chance to learn at their own time. The adjunct professor teaching the class expects as many as 130 people from 20 countries to enroll.
With a cornucopia of strange weather events – everything from floods to fires to huge chunks of glaciers breaking off – trouncing the Earth this summer, can we deny global warming? Or should we just call it global weirding?
There’s Some Good News, and Some Bad News
Global carbon dioxide levels fell 1.3 percent in 2009. In a world that seems to be falling apart (see article above), it’s good to know that going green does have an effect. Although the decrease could have been greater, Asian and Middle Eastern countries increased their output while Europe, Russia, Japan and the United States decreased their outputs.