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World Class Marine Response to Oil Spills Remains a Fiction

November 4, 2016 – In the latest essay from the David Suzuki Foundation, the subject is oil spill response. Having worked with technology companies trying to address the challenge ... Continue Reading →
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Washington State Puts Carbon Tax on the Ballot

November 3, 2016 – In five more days America votes. In the state of Washington there is a proposition Initiative 732 or I-732 for short. It is a vote on whether to implement a ... Continue Reading →
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Post Pluto Space News – What We Now Know About the Dwarf Planet

November 3, 2016 – The download from New Horizons is complete. Does that mean we now know everything we can about Pluto? Not really. Just this week a re-examination of Voyager ... Continue Reading →
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Lasers Will Be The Method of Communication We Will Use to Connect to First Humans on Mars

November 2, 2016 – The Deep Space network deployed by NASA today uses radio frequency technology to send and receive data from spacecraft circling Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: UK Company Develops Imaging Tech That Finds Cancer in Real Time to Help Surgeons Remove It

November 2, 2016 – Lightpoint Medical is reimagining medical imaging for use in cancer surgery. The company, located in Chesham, United Kingdom, has developed imaging technology ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: A Chlorine Maker for 1.8 Billion Who Have Unreliable Contaminated Drinking Water

November 1, 2016 – MSR Global Health is a division Mountain Safety Research, an outdoor equipment manufacturer. The company prides itself on creating solutions built on a sustainable ... Continue Reading →
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Pipelines – Energy Highways, Spills Waiting to Happen, Defeat for a Low Carbon Economic and Environmental Future?

October 31, 2016 – On the eve of Halloween, celebrated here as in most places in North America by children going door-to-door receiving treats and seldom doing tricks, I have ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: A Solar Roof That Will Cost You Less Than a Normal Roof Plus the Cost of Electricity

October 29, 2016 – Yesterday in Los Angeles Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Solar City and SpaceX went on an outdoor stage surrounded by homes with roofs studded with solar panels. His ... Continue Reading →
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Global Warming or Climate Change: Which is It?

October 28, 2016 – Since these two terms get bandied about interchangeably it is time to understand the difference. They do not mean the same things. Global warming describes ... Continue Reading →
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Last Friday I Couldn’t Tweet – Defending the Internet is Key to Our Future

October 27, 2016 – The Internet is technology’s great emancipator making knowledge ubiquitous. It along with mobile devices has forever changed the nature of communications. ... Continue Reading →