Boston Issues Action Plan to Combat Rising Sea Levels and CO2

January 20, 2015 – The City of Boston has a plan to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) by 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050. The plan is called Greenovate Boston and sets sector-specific ... Continue Reading →

Popular Banana Breed is in Danger From Fungus

January 19, 2015 – The Cavendish banana, the successor to the Gros Michel, which succumbed to a fungus, Fusarium oxysporum, also called Panama Wilt Disease, is about to experience ... Continue Reading →
Venus image from Akatsuki

Some Deep Space Firsts to Look Forward to in 2015

January 18, 2015 – This is going to be an interesting year for Deep Space exploration. Here are three missions that will achieve significant objectives and milestones in 2015: Dawn ... Continue Reading →
Nano-sheets constructed of black phosphorus atoms

Phosphorus Comes in Three Shades but the Black Kind is a New Wonder Material

January 18, 2015 – Phosphorus comes in white, red and black. Some attribute a fourth kind, violet. It is one of the most abundant elements, about 0.1% of the Earth’s crust, ... Continue Reading →

A Merchant Vessel Hybrid Concept Called Vindskip

January 17, 2015 – One of my readers sent me a link to a CNN news item about a ship design that incorporates an airfoil. Called the Vindskip ™, which translates to windship, ... Continue Reading →

Good News – If You Are Thinking About Finding a New Planet to Live On They Are Out There in Abundance

January 17, 2015 – The search for habitable exoplanets is turning out to be far more promising according to astrophysicists at University of Toronto. It appears that far more ... Continue Reading →
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A World Record We Don’t Want

January 16, 2015 – Records are made to broken in sports but not in climate. In 2014 we set a dubious new mark. It goes down as the hottest year on our planet since humans started ... Continue Reading →
Illustration for learning to code

Gizmos & Gadgets: Want to Write Them Then Start With These Tools

January 16, 2015 – Today’s guest blogger is Stephen Collins. Stephen was born in Phoenix, Arizona and has spent most of his life in the U.S. Southwest playing, he says with ... Continue Reading →
Venice and rising sea levels

3 Millimeters a Year Doesn’t Sound Like Much But That is the Current Rate of Sea Level Rise

January 15, 2015 – Scientists have been using a figure of 1.5 to 1.8 millimeters (0.059 to  0.070 inches) annually in describing the rise in sea level throughout the 20th century. ... Continue Reading →
3D Electric powerlines over sunrise

Off the Grid – The Evolution of a New Energy Paradigm

January 14, 2015 – Energy companies, that is those that feed power to homes, institutions and businesses, are preparing for a very different future as more consumers opts to put ... Continue Reading →