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, ...
Peak Oil Notes - July 2
A midweek update. Despite a rally on Tuesday, New York oil futures closed on Wednesday at $56.69 a barrel, the lowest level since mid-April.
The Dream of the Machine
The fact that one narrowly defined aspect of the universe seems to behave like a machine, though, does not prove that the universe is a machine, any more than the fact that one machine happens to look like a purple dinosaur proves that all machines are purple dinosaurs.
Defra Reports Reveals Extent of Impacts on People Living near Fracking Wells
People that live near fracking sites could be affected by health problems and financial hardships – and fracking might not even help climate change – a government report has revealed.
What Does Community Mean?
Community is an important buzzword these days. People recognize that social structures are deteriorating and that people want more of a sense of connection with others.
I Live In A FarmUNtopia
If the new notion of local farming and food production is to endure, it must start with determined individuals willing to go through the hellfire of unpleasant physical work and low financial returns.
Living Co-operatively: Everyday Dissent
Co-operatives (housing, energy, food and worker) act in opposition to the ruthlessness of capitalism, and provide security, opportunity and positivity to those involved with them.
The Mystery of the Missing Carbon
It’s a whodunit with huge consequences for life on Earth.
Quorn gets Carbon Trust certification, working to slash emissions
Love it or hate it, this mycoprotein meat substitute is getting greener all the time.
Change your shopping habits to reduce food waste
Shoppers need to think about food waste before they go to the store, rather than figuring out what to do with it at home.
Another one bites the dust: Seattle''s Edith Macefield House might have just 90 days
I could write this post in my sleep, it is such a tired playbook that happens so often in real estate development.
Another way to hide the bed: Winch it up to the ceiling
It''s an interesting alternative to a Murphy bed, and gets it out of the way fast.
BP to pay $18.7 billion for Deepwater Horizon spill
Gulf Coast states and the federal government agree to the highest fine for an environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Photo: Ecuadorian tiger moth has trippy coloring
Photographer Andreas Kay writes that the species is "Chlorhoda tricolor."
Sex-reversal observed in wild lizards for first time, global warming probably to blame
More worrisome is the fact that the offspring of the ''sex-reversal'' female lizards were then born with a different genetic makeup.
China''s war on pollution: Retired officials can still be punished for pollution that occurred when they were in charge
Incentives are powerful. This could change the behavior of many people in power in the country.
Once again, the annual whine about fireworks.
They are dangerous, they are polluting, and we should grow up already.
Michigan lawmaker wants to call burning tires "renewable energy"
Proposed bill would make burning tires and other industrial solid waste count towards the state's mandate of generating 10 percent of its energy from renewables.