Arizona drought

California Isn’t the Only State Taking Action on Water

June 5, 2015 – Like falling dominoes the various states of the Colorado River and Central Basin of the United States are taking action to conserve freshwater in the face of more ... Continue Reading →

IKEA to Spend 1 Billion Euros on Tackling Climate Change

June 4, 2015 – There are few homes in countries where IKEA is present where you won’t find some piece of furniture that comes from the Swedish home furnishings giant. I ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: The Ecocapsule Pod House

June 3, 2015 – When is a house a gadget? When it comes in a self-powered pod with 8 square meters (86 square feet) of living space. If you thought that some Paris apartments are ... Continue Reading →

What’s Coming Down the Pike in the Field of Robotics

June 2, 2015 – Thomas Frey, the futurist speaker, in his latest posting states “we are less than a decade away from workerless factories, robots with their own bank accounts, ... Continue Reading →
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The GMO Debate – The Irrational Versus Science

June 1, 2015 – The diagram below depicts the world of irrational nonsense coming from belief systems such as religion, the paranormal, pseudoscience and pure quackery. None of ... Continue Reading →

When Oil Companies Just Don’t Get It

May 31, 2015 – ExxonMobil’s May 27th annual shareholder meeting was given a political lesson from the CEO of the corporation. In response to shareholders’ concerns ... Continue Reading →
California drought Oroville Lake 2015

The New Normal in Weather – Extremes

May 31, 2015 – It’s May 31st and here in Toronto the temperature has already hit the high for the day, 10 Celsius (50 Fahrenheit). That’s after a week of well above ... Continue Reading →

A Way to Speed Up EV Adoption – Get the Power Utilities Involved

May 29, 2015 – Washington state has a new law that gives power companies a new business opportunity, electric vehicle  (EV) charging stations. Why? Because one of the two reasons ... Continue Reading →
Project ThunderStruck

Gizmos & Gadgets: Project Thunderstruck on Kickstarter Plans Reusable Space Glider

May 28, 2015 – RLV stands for reusable launch vehicle. The American Space Shuttle fit that bill but it required significant maintenance between flights which drove up mission ... Continue Reading →

Three Energy Stories That Emerged in the Last Week

May 27, 2015 – In the last week or so we’ve seen the convergence of energy companies and climate change action in a number of announcements from the fossil fuel industry. ... Continue Reading →