2017 TrendsWord is that these Virtual Assistant speakers from.
DECEMBER 29, 2016
2017 Trends Word is that these Virtual Assistant speakers from Amazon “Echo” and Google “Home” were big sellers over the 2016 holiday season.
Fuel Cell vs. Battery Electric Transport
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
We all now know that battery powered electric vehicles clearly have won round one of the next generation of transportation motor evolution.
ramblingwanders:Lakes so blue, its almost too good to be true.
JANUARY 31, 2015
ramblingwanders : Lakes so blue, its almost too good to be true. Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine .
Enrollment Declines At University Of Phoenix — Again Molly.
APRIL 1, 2014
Enrollment Declines At University Of Phoenix — Again. Molly Hensley-Clancy, buzzfeed.com. Declining enrollm….
Wells Fargo and B. of A. are best bank brands in U.S.:
MARCH 19, 2014
Wells Fargo and B. are best bank brands in U.S.: report marketwatch.com. Wells Fargo & Co. and Bank of America Corp. Wells Fargo & Co.
Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt : To introduce the all-electric Leaf to the new South African audience, Nissan decided to use a bit of humor by pranking gas station attendants. Combustion oriented cars now have some real competition around the world. The part I like best? No smell
Solar Bright Spot
OCTOBER 3, 2011
With many of California oil fields in decline, they are requiring steam to extract the last parts of oil out of the rock. This is a win for everyone
AUGUST 21, 2011
Gold is near and dear to people’s hearts. My Grandmother was a “goldbug” and followed gold mining stocks daily. Prepare to short it
Bike Commutes Make Time, Car Commutes Suck Time
MAY 27, 2011
There is certainly a cost to owning that “cheaper” home in the suburbs. Cars are especially bad at captivating and restricting occupant movements.
China and Africa - Friends or Foes?
APRIL 24, 2011
China’s influence and. China loves Africa’s natural resources, low wages and easy exploitation of workers and the environment with little transparency.
How Green is Natural Gas?
APRIL 23, 2011
The study whose principal author is Robert Howarth uncovers some of the previously undistinguished leaks in the natural gas production system. .
Are Solar Companies Hoping to Double Panel Sales This Year?
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
The solar industry is getting big, but will it double in 2011 over 2010? Capacity is the key word there. More is better, right? What about Africa?
A new study by the Cancer Foundation of China estimates that.
JANUARY 26, 2011
Worldwide governments need to move to a free market approach to drugs. This is all thanks to the instatiable US demand.
e readers will win this battle over time. Books will be.
JANUARY 13, 2011
e readers will win this battle over time. Books will be considered vintage. still in use in 100 years, but most everything will happen electronically.
An impressive electronic publication that is also a good glimpse.
NOVEMBER 23, 2010
ECOLUXE magazine is a global, bi-monthly online magazine. The online, digital format reflects our commitment to minimal environmental impact.
Logitech has released the world’s first solar-powered.
NOVEMBER 5, 2010
Logitech has released the world’s first solar-powered wireless keyboard (model K750). Why did it take this long? Well, let’s not complain! green gea
“We realize a game won’t change the world but we hope to.
OCTOBER 30, 2010
But this game is part of a changing world. Sustainability is probably the most crucial lesson we can teach our kids today. green gear
Field Report: Green Education in Ethiopia
OCTOBER 14, 2010
I am now on a flight back from Ethiopia (located near the horn of East Africa, surrounded by Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Eritrea). field reports Africa
Lumenhaus: Virginia Tech has built a “100% energy efficient.
OCTOBER 8, 2010
This house responds to the weather and performs according to its resident’s lifestyle. That’s good news. sustainable lifestyles
Tim Jackson’s Economic Reality-Check (larger viewer)
OCTOBER 8, 2010
Tim Jackson’s Economic Reality-Check. larger viewer ). investing in life
"Apple computers have emerged as the clear leader as far as green computers go."
OCTOBER 4, 2010
made of recyclable polycarbonate. Apple will recycle your old machines. less product packaging is used. 5-year / 1000-charge battery. green gear
by Rachel Botsman
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
by Rachel Botsman. sustainable lifestyles
Is the iPad a laptop killer?
MAY 22, 2011
I am sitting here making this post on my iPad. However, I am typing on a regular keyboard. have the logitech/Zagg bluetouth keyboard and iPad case ( www.zagg.com ). I can pretty much do everything on here I can do on a laptop, but with the added convenience of a touchscreen. So, what has Apple done to constrict features on this machine.?
Nuclear? Non, Merci
MARCH 18, 2011
While recent events in Japan have the world all twitterpated about nuclear power, the facts remain the same. Nuclear power is not economic in terms of return on investment. While it is true that older plants create significant free cash flow, new plants are too expensive to build, resulting in negative returns on investment.
Massive Defense Budget in the US does not Increase Security
FEBRUARY 20, 2011
Massive Defense Budget in the US does not Increase Security : The roughly $1 trillion spent on defense is eight times the defense budget of the Chinese.
Hi Brett. Amrit here. I just read this article in the New Yorker, which is saying basically that hybrid vehicles won't help our environment at all. In fact, they will do the opposite. That the more energy efficient we make things, the increase in demand will more than offset the energy savings. What do you think? [link]
JANUARY 25, 2011
Hi Amrit, Great question. The answer is not so straight forward. like the fact that we have all these different ways to consume/produce energy. Competition means diverse supplies, fewer interruptions and lower prices. I think it is up to the people to decide if they want to lower consumption or increase consumption based on price.
Nissan Leaf Burning up Electrons at High Speeds
DECEMBER 21, 2010
I just read a post by Oliver Chalouhi, the first person in the country to take ownership of a production Nissan Leaf. All is well, and he loves it. It is quiet, peppy and the electronics are really sophisticated. His only issue is that when he drives on the highway at 75mph, his range goes down to 60 miles from the published 100 mile range.
Nissan and GM Poor Online Electric Car Marketers
DECEMBER 4, 2010
Electric vehicles are now ready for the masses. Top tier auto companies are now shipping production vehicles. Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt are now available in select markets. . Neither company is doing the best job building demand on-line. . Let’s take the Volt. Where can I buy one? See his blog, evsandenergy.com here.
The Pope Going Electric?
DECEMBER 3, 2010
The Vatican is looking for a new Popemobile. Preferably one that runs on electricity. Pope Benedict the 16th is big on clean energy, and the church even published a book showing what the Vatican has done to make itself sustainable. Not a problem, say the experts. Zero to 60 in three seconds flat. Mercedes makes the current edition of the Popemobil
World Resources Institute
OCTOBER 19, 2010
World Resources Institute : “Working at the intersection of environment and human needs.”. Check out WRI’s Markets & Enterprise section
Counting birds that count on us.
JANUARY 28, 2017
The World’s biggest citizen science wildlife count takes place this weekend. The reason for its success is its simplicity. How easy is that?
I Remember Elephants
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Every now and then, I need to cut the world off and clear my mind. We are facing a plague of poaching that is again decimating the species. Shrunk?
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Everyone knows what a male Mallard looks like. Yet you would be wise to take a second look at that mallard hen. Check The Hawaiian Duck ( A.
Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland–A Book Review
OCTOBER 4, 2016
British birders are very serious about birding and their birds. and share their expertise , or do big years or write excellent blog posts. inches.
"House conservatives' sweeping plan for Trump's first 100 days, explained"
JANUARY 10, 2017
To get a flavor for what’s in store, there is one line in the extensive document really worth reading. via www.vox.com. billion cost number.
There’s a bear! There’s a bear!
OCTOBER 13, 2016
In the most of Europe, Brown Bear is a mythical creature that lives only in mediaeval tapestries and folk tales. By us. And I came here to track them.
"Why did Beall's List of potential predatory publishers go dark?"
JANUARY 18, 2017
The decision to take down the site — and Beall’s faculty page at the Auraria Library, where he remains a tenured associate professor — was his own, the University of Colorado Denver tells Retraction Watch. The site, scholarlyoa.com, which just earlier this month included a list of more than 1,000 such publishers, now contains no information.
The Smell of Napalm in the Morning
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Photo: This area holds 3 to 4 breeding pairs of White-tailed Eagles , which represents the biggest density per square mile anywhere in the country.
The human/climate change connection: two approaches, same story
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
What is the connection between humans and temperature changes over time? Click to enlarge
We are Just Money Grubbers
DECEMBER 22, 2016
Out of just under 200 bird species I observed this year in SE Europe, there are 6 threatened species. Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser eruthtropus.