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“Running the Numbers” - Excellent for Perspective


Chris Jordan has a gallery called Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait, which is an (excellent) attempt at putting massive numbers related to controversial issues in the US into perspective, such as pollution, the war, tabacco deaths, SUV sales, etc.
This new series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. […]

Chocolate-powered biodiesel roadtrip


AboutMyPlanet reports that two British men have embarked on a roadtrip with a difference this month - they are covering the 4500 miles between England’s south coast and Timbuktu in Mali using biofuel derived from waste chocolate. Their goal: to raise awareness about climate change and biofuels along the way.
The duo will start […]

Top meteorologist ‘refutes’ Gore’s claims


The Sydney Morning Herald reports that one of the world’s top meteorologists ‘has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize “ridiculous” and the product of “people who don’t understand how the atmosphere works”.’
Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, told a […]

Americans willing to pay for change


A recent national poll conducted by Yale University found that nearly three quarters of US citizens are willing to pay more taxes if the government is to boost efforts to combat global warming.
Another poll conducted by AP and Stanford University found that Americans are pessimistic about the state of the environment and disapprove of the […]

Windbelt wins PM Breakthrough Award


As ScribeMedia and the November issue of Popular Mechanics reports, Popular Mechanics has honoured MIT alum Shawn Frayne for developing a small, scaled down wind generator, dubbed a windbelt. The device uses a membrane that flutters as air passes through it, with magnets at its ends generating an electric charge.

Prototype testing suggests that 28 year […]

Gore wants Prize to spur urgency


As the BBC reports, Al Gore said while speaking in Palo Alto, California, that he wants to figure out the best way to use the honour and recognition that comes with his recent Nobel Peace Prize as a “way of speeding up the change in awareness, and the change in urgency” related to Global Warming. […]

Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.


SurfaceTension is all about seperating the signal from the noise when it comes to renewable energy, climate change debate, protecting the environment, and embracing green, environmentally friendly technology and energy alternatives.
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