Originally published on GAS2. The new for 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid is set to make its debut at “select dealerships” this week, according to Hyundai’s PR people. “The 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for Hyundai and gives drivers the best of both worlds by providing the power delivery […]
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If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live … so get into your backyard and work to save your bees!
Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees is available now, on Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBookstore, Barns & Noble Nook, and on Scribd.
America’s farmers are on the front lines of food and fuel production, and this 60 seconds video explains how they work to serve America more sustainably.
Chevron says the people of Ecuador have engaged in the criminal act of trying to collect on the settlement they won, and are subject to RICO act charges.
Go down any suburban street in America and you’re likely to see a lot of pretty similar looking American lawns- or, are you? Climate change has had a bigger impact than you might think.
To combat the poaching and help preserve the sanctity of Indonesia’s wildlife, the nation’s top Muslim clerics have issued a fatwa against poachers.
Last Sunday, thousands took to the streets of San Francisco on bikes, scooters, and on foot in another car-free “Sunday Streets” event at the Embarcadero waterfront.
If you’re in Florida and hope to live a more sustainable “off the grid” lifestyle that’s free from the influence of energy companies and massive agricultural conglomerates by adding solar panels to your home, harvesting rainwater, and planting an organic garden on your property- watch out.
Photographer Brandon Ballengee created these striking photos by chemically clearing and staining terminally deformed, 7 legged frogs he found out in nature and scanning them.
Even when you know the truth, that this is a Russian/NASA joint experiment on the ISS, it still looks like the hit movie Gravity is playing out in real life with a dead Russian cosmonaut.
Reports out of the Arctic over the past year have been anything but encouraging for planet-watchers, and this new video tracking 25 years of ice melt isn’t any better.
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 7 “Our reports indicate that she is not in her office,” said a tiny man in a utility jumper. “She is there,” said one of the woman seated at the table. “Our records indicate […]
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 6 “Don’t worry about it,” said Pickle. “Just stick your hand in there and pull out whatever you find.” “No, no,” said Meghan, rifling through her purse. “I had a twenty in here yesterday. […]
In 2009, defense contractors at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – or, DARPA, for short – publicly revealed that they’d successfully created cyborg insects capable of carrying miniaturized surveillance equipment deep into enemy territory.
Last week, residents of Bobtown, PA were awoken by a massive, fiery blast at the town’s Chevron-owned fracking well. The explosion is believed to have killed at least one person- but Chevron knows how to make it all OK: with pizza!
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 5 Pickle and Kelsi navigated her Tuesday morning classes more or less without incident. With the initial shock of the first day over, they were having an easier time navigating the college campus. “I’m […]
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 4 “See you tomorrow,” said Pickle, mocking Ramses’s deep baritone. “Who does he think he is? Telling me to ‘be cool’ and calling me ‘bro’? It’s maddening!” “O. M. G. Shut. Up,” said Kelsi, […]
I remember seeing the first pictures of the North Pole marker underwater last summer, and being immediately, irreconcilably bummed out.
Hybrid and electric cars can make a huge difference in reducing local air quality, and can help their owners save money while staying more insulated against the volatility of fossil fuel prices. Unfortunately, most plug-in electric cars cost more than the used cars that lower-income families and communities — the people who could most benefit […]
By Brian Kahn Follow @blkahn The question of how global warming will influence El Niño has been a challenging one for scientists to answer. A new study suggests while the overall number of El Niños is unlikely to increase, particularly strong “super…
A new process developed by the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) in Abu Dhabi is pulling ethanol biofuel from desert plants fed by non-potable seawater- and it’s doing so more efficiently than many “typical” plant-based ethanol…
While most of the northern US was hit with a polar vortex and record cold earlier this month, Australia and New Zealand were hit with a polar opposite record heat wave (see what I did there?). How hot was it? Australian newspaper, the Star, started off its article with the words “Bats are dropping from […]
The Unitarian Society of Germantown holds its worship in a tall, elegant cathedral set in a leafy suburb of northwest Philadelphia- but, unlike other religious organizations where ecological responsibility has been slow to make a real impact, this congregation has committed to making a real difference. “We don’t have a creed, but we do follow […]
What is being call a catastrophic collapse in the lion population has left fewer than 250 adults of breeding age left the wild. As such, there is a real possibility that nothing can be done to prevent West African lions going extinct, according to a recent survey. The research behind the survey was conducted by […]
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 3 As soon as Meghan started shouting about the panda, Ramses could sense, instinctively, that something was wrong. He was already turning towards her when she started fainting, and, moving swiftly with a grace […]
As the Earth’s polar ice caps continue to melt away, shipping companies in the north Atlantic are enjoying a serious boom time. New shipping routes are being opened up, including a “Northwest Passage” that dramatically shortens travel times and fuel costs. Once captain reportedly saved nearly $80,000 on a Vancouver, Canada, to Pori, Finland, trip […]
It’s a question that comes up every few “friendly debates” over environmental issues like suburban sprawl, wetland conservation, etc. Which is really better for the environment, cities or suburbs? The answer, of course, depends on who you ask and what you mean by “better”. In the case of climate-altering greenhouse emissions, though, I think we […]
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 2 “Meghan Watson, Ph.D.” she said, looking into the mirror. “Doctor Meghan Watson,” she tried, again. The woman she saw in the mirror didn’t look like the other “doctors” she talked to in the […]
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 1 “I never should have brought you,” said Kelsi, flustered as she tried to make sense of the crude map the university had provided her while navigating the hallways full of students. “It’s my […]
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Introduction “Hello, again! If you’re just joining us on Good Morning St. Augustine, we’re here with Dr. Joyce Sartin, a professor from the Environmental Science department of Flagler College. She’s here to talk to us about bees. […]
The story of what’s happening to the world’s bee populations is one that will seriously impact every living person on Earth. Sometimes, though, the best way to tell one story is with another story, and that’s one of the things this book, Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees, happens to be […]