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Study warns against hyping carbon-fixing biochar

To determine whether man-made charcoal, or biochar, can significantly cut carbon levels in the atmosphere, large-scale systems need to be tested, according to an NRDC analysis.

By November 29, 2010


Gamers waste $1 billion of energy? Probably not

NRDC claims that gamers are wasting $1 billion of energy by leaving their consoles on, but CNET finds the assumptions of the study a little unbelievable.

By November 20, 2008


Study: PS3, Xbox 360 energy use improved

Game consoles made in 2010 consume about 50 percent less energy than their 2006 counterparts, a study from the Natural Resources Defense Council finds.

By June 9, 2011


Larry David bows to the will of the Internet

What's the going rate to get a celebrity to join Twitter? In Larry David's case, about $10,000 in charitable donations.

By May 14, 2012


Study: DVR, set-top box use most energy at home

The Natural Resources Defense Council says HD DVRs and HD set-top boxes together use more energy every year than a recent-model refrigerator. The problem? There's no real on/off switch or low-power mode.

By June 14, 2011


Apple icon drops pants, suggests you e-mail your senator

In a PSA in support of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Bill, "Get a Mac" icon Justin Long encourages you to e-mail your senator. He also reminds you he's the Mac guy.

By January 28, 2010


How oil dependent is your state?

Natural Resources Defense Council report ranks which states are hardest hit by oil prices.

By August 12, 2009


Pro teams form Green Sports Alliance

The alliance--endorsed by six professional sports leagues--will focus on environmental sustainability at stadiums and training centers.

By March 24, 2011


Hacking down on video game energy use

The Nintendo Wii tops the list as most energy-efficient game console in a study which recommends console industry adopt easy-to-use power-management features.

By November 23, 2008


Is coal technology the key to climate regulations?

Although still not commercial, advocates argue that pursuing technology to store carbon dioxide underground is the best way to muster the political will to pass a climate change law.

By April 21, 2009