US conversion to zero-carbon future

What Will it Take for the United States to do What Costa Rica Has Accomplished in 2015?

December 27, 2015 – Costa Rica has been providing electricity to the country using no fossil fuel sources. The diesel generators are silent as renewable energy takes over. There ... Continue Reading →
Earth melting into water

Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape

December 26, 2015 – Did you know that in the past two decades, 90% of major disasters were weather related? There were nearly 7,000 record heatwaves, storms, floods and droughts. ... Continue Reading →
Close up mosquito pupae and larvae underwater

The UK Considering Field Trials for Genetically Modified Insects

December 25, 2015 – It may prove to be the best Christmas present ever for populations in countries where malaria and dengue fever are rampant. The British government, in particular ... Continue Reading →
Cyclone Palm Tuvalu damage

Climate Change From Personal Responsibility to Citizen Action When the State Fails to Act

December 24, 2015 – It is Christmas Eve and this morning I woke up to temperatures of 16 Celsius (61 Fahrenheit) here in Toronto. Although it is winter it certainly doesn’t ... Continue Reading →
DNA Colorectal Cancer Detection

New Non-invasive Test Developed for Detecting Colorectal Cancer

December 23, 2015 – I have a colonoscopy every five years because intestinal polyps have been detected in each of my last two procedures. Fortunately the polyps have been benign. ... Continue Reading →
Apple ResearchKit

A Potential Medical Research Game Changer – The Apple ResearchKit

December 23, 2015 – Today’s guest blogger, Aaron Rote is Chicago-based. He writes on a wide variety of subjects from entertainment and the outdoors to craft beer culture. ... Continue Reading →

SpaceX Launches Satellite and Lands – A Space Technology First

December 22, 2015 – We are indeed entering a new phase in accessing outer space. Yesterday SpaceX not only successfully returned its Falcon 9 launch system to flight status, but ... Continue Reading →

I’m Tired of Reading Editorial Opinion that States COP 21 was a Failure

December 21, 2015 – Today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere of our planet, and here in Toronto we are being told that Christmas and this month of December will ... Continue Reading →

Food Waste and Climate Change: They Are Related

December 20, 2015 – We humans waste 1.3 billion tons of food every year. The loss amounts to 2 to 3% of global gross domestic product (GDP). It happens on a planet where one in ... Continue Reading →
locust inspires robot design

Gizmos & Gadgets: Robot Locomotion Inspired by Grasshoppers

December 19, 2015 – The animal kingdom has invented all kinds of means of locomotion. From multi-legged centipedes to eight-legged arthropods, six-legged insects, four-legged ... Continue Reading →