Making solar power readily available for car and truck transportation is a big challenge. With an investment from Google Ventures, an important step has been taken by SolarCity, a leading provider of solar energy for homes, businesses and non-profit organizations. Zero emissions is their goal for electric vehicles that will emit no CO2 from the vehicle's tailpipe. Wired Magazine reports that the Company has installed the first solar recharging stations of the thousands that will be ...
The Peterman Glacier is a river of ice in northern Greenland. In a dramatic pair of satellite images of the glacier from the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University-- taken two weeks apart last year --shows the creation of a gigantic iceberg and the beginnings of an ice free fjord. [caption id="attachment_6049" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Peterman Glacier satellite images, July-August, 2010 (source: Byrd Polar Research Center)"][/caption] Equally dramatic is ...
  • 30 July 2011
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For much of the 20th Century, energy development often meant dam building projects across wild rivers. From Maine to Tennessee to one to many western rivers, barriers to the natural flow of water, fish, and river life went up. Now at the beginning of the 21st, the reverse process may be underway as their removals take place and watershed restoration resumes. The latest example of dams-coming-down will be the structure build across Elwah River in Olympic National Park in Washington. Its ...
  • 30 July 2011
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NASA has produced a video illustrating the launch, landing, and analysis they hope will happen when the Mars Science Laboratory, aka, Curiosity reaches Mars next year. The rover's landing required some pretty cool-- almost SciFi like --engineering ideas. Let's hope everything goes well for the robot laboratory as shown in the animation. WHB
By Reilly Capps This video went up on HuffPo yesterday. There is a great deal to be written about Tim DeChristopher and the future of peaceful civil disobedience in this country. The history of peaceful civil disobedience is been complicated and confusing. There have been acts of peaceful civil disobedience that were profoundly misguided, and ended up doing more damage than good. (Although one struggles to think of pertinent examples. Perhaps that's because peaceful civil disobedience ...
Tim DeChristopher-- the climate activist --received a 2 year felony sentence for disrupting a federal auction of oil & gas leases near preserved parklands in southern Utah. He's now in jail. We're not attorneys but other successful bidders in earlier BLM drilling auctions didn't get tried or go to jail for failure to pay. The Huffington Post provided a reasoned perspective on the sentencing and related events here. Whatever the merits or demerits of the trial, we do agree with the ...
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