New NASA Study Says Human Crews Going to Mars with Today’s Technology Would Arrive Brain Damaged

May 4, 2015 – Should this be a surprise to anyone who has studied radiation and its impact on living things? Conventional propulsion and shielding technologies will not cut it ... Continue Reading →
Lake Mead in drought

Lake Mead Continues to Drop with Dire Implications for Seven U.S. States and Mexico

May 3, 2015 –  Back on April 27th I wrote a posting entitled the Colorado River Flows to Sea of Cortez as U.S. Southwest Deals with Drought. In the research for that posting ... Continue Reading →
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North Atlantic Warming Changing Fish Populations

May 2, 2015 – A census of fish populations published in Global Change Biology confirms that marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic are being altered by rising ocean temperatures. ... Continue Reading →
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Anglican Church Divesting Investments in Fossil Fuels

May 1, 2015 – The divestment movement that began in American universities, progressed to include Rockefellers among its successes, has now won over the Church of England. Yes ... Continue Reading →

Tesla Home Battery is Not Anything Like What the Leaks Said

May 1, 2015 – Time to come clean. A few days ago I wrote a sneak preview of Tesla’s upcoming announcement about a home battery to use with solar rooftop panels. Well I couldn’t ... Continue Reading →
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The Rise of Community Solar

April 30, 2015 – My wife and I rent a condominium. We cannot install solar panels as a result. And when you consider our apartment uses electric heating, and the bills we have ... Continue Reading →
Sao Paulo running out of water

Are 70 Cities at Risk of Running Out of Freshwater by 2040?

April 29, 2015 – The world is increasingly urbanized. In the past six decades the population of the planet has shifted with more than half of us living on less than 1% of the ... Continue Reading →

Tesla’s Home Battery About to Become a Reality

April 28, 2015 – Tesla Motors‘ next product doesn’t go on wheels. It is an in-home battery that can harness the excess energy generated from photovoltaic rooftop panels ... Continue Reading →
Extreme heat events

Study Links Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change

April 28, 2015 – Are extreme weather events the “smoking gun” of climate change? Back in July 2012 I wrote a posting entitled, “Weather Extremes and Global Warming ... Continue Reading →
Colorado Delta after

Colorado River Flows to Sea of Cortez as U.S. Southwest Deals with Drought

April 27, 2015 – It isn’t much but even a trickle of water that gets to the sea from the Colorado River is a huge change for Northwestern Mexico, something that has rarely ... Continue Reading →