Sustainable Engineering News
Infinyte I4: A Purely Electric Catamaran Cruiser
Electric Cars | Future Technology | TransportationWhile solar-power electric hybrid vehicles are a proven success story on the roads, the time is ripe for the appearance of solar-electric watercraft. Already a pontoon boat – Loon – is available in the market. It is solar-electric powered...
Brooklyn Bridge Park: Greenest Destination in New York City
Energy Politics | Environment and Sustainability | Solar PowerNew York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting even greener with the addition of a solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station - the first of its kind in New York City. Brooklyn Bridge Park has already added a number of gr...
Oriental Hornet: Expert Solar Power Harvester
Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDo you know who is the most competent solar power expert, according to a research team from Tel Aviv University? It is the humble common Oriental hornet found in our gardens! Much to the astonishment of the scientists and researchers, ...
This summer, skip the spray-on sunscreen
Spray sunscreens have gained popularity because they promise a quick application and more convenience for hard-to-reach parts of your back. But they raise a number of concerns.
Photo: Gorgeous Western Tanager spotting in California back yard
"Western Tanagers are one of my favorite birds, but I don''t see them very often," writes Rick Derevan.
''Free Range'' parents cleared of child neglect for letting their kids walk 1 mile, but...
But there''s a second similar case from Child Protective Services that is yet undecided...
What''s Out There? A new database and guide to North America''s designed landscape legacy
The Cultural Landscape Foundation brings their amazing work north of the border to Toronto.
Tesla''s solar-powered, free-to-use Superchargers growing like weeds worldwide
21st century infrastructure to help us get off oil.
Hybrid rooftop wind and solar generator now available in U.S. for early adopters
The SolarMill, a 1.2 kW combination wind and solar energy system, will be sold in the U.S. for about $3000.
Exotic 248 sq. ft. tiny home inspired by India & Morocco (Video)
The luscious, colorful fabrics and intricately detailed woodwork take this tiny dwelling on a voyage to far-off places without ever having to leave home.
France passes new law forbidding food waste
This unprecedented step will force all large supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities or farmers.
Watch a prefab tiny house tower go up in a New York minute
Every fifteen minutes another module is set at Carmel Place
Watch a modular micro-unit get set on New York prefab tower (Video)
It''s a tower of tiny houses going up in a New York minute.
Snap: Colorful clamps turn found materials into DIY furniture (Video)
These clever metal clamps can clip onto flat materials of any shape, allowing you to make your own furniture, wherever you go.
The Era of Response
The third stage of the process of collapse, following what I’ve called the eras of pretense and impact, is the era of response
Peak Oil Notes - May 28
Oil prices have fallen for three straight sessions this week closing Wednesday at $57.51 in New York and $62.06 in London
Peak Oil in an Era of Fossil Fuel Abundance
Chris Nelder on why peak oil isn''t dead.
Towards a New Municipal Agenda in Spain?
A new film explains why Spain’s right-wing press reflections on the elections are wrong: they fail to understand where the new leaders really come from.
Back in Time: Retracing the Path to Diversity
How are some plant breeders, farmers, millers and bakers retracing the path to ancient, diverse grains that will see us eating healthier, tastier bread into the future?
No Climate Protection without Climate Justice; No Climate Justice without Degrowth
...[T]he...climate movement tends to deny...that renewables are unable to maintain our Western...consumer lifestyles on a global level.