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Our Forests & Our Civilization: Interview Series with John Perlin – Part II – Forests Change the World

Welcome to Part II of our interview series with John Perlin, author of “A Forest Journey: the Story of Wood and Civilization,” an important book that has now come out in its third edition. Our topic? Our forests and our civilization. Perlin details the place of forests and wood in our civilization’s evolution. In case you haven’t read […]

November 30th

Be-Wind Innovates In Small Wind Market

When you think of wind power, you probably think of the giant, elegant, slow-spinning wind turbine towers that cover natural landscapes like oversized white pinwheels missing a few blades. Indeed, those wind turbines are so cost-effective at generating electricity that they are often a much cheaper option for new electricity generation than anything else — coal, […]

November 22nd

Tesla’s Insane Innovation

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Kyle Field We spend a lot of time here on CleanTechnica discussing the many benefits of EVs, but there have been a few “hidden” benefits to driving EVs that were nice surprises when we actually started driving one full time. Reminiscent of the early days of the Apple iPhone when […]

November 3rd

IKEA Sustainability Brings Largest Solar Rooftop In Kansas

Reinforcing its long-term commitment to sustainability and confidence in solar technology, IKEA officially plugged-in the largest rooftop solar array in Kansas. The huge solar array will support the recently opened 359,000 square-foot IKEA Merriam and its 1,200 parking spaces soaking up the rays on 19 acres along the eastern side of I-35 eight miles southwest […]

May 15th

Science Inspires Art – ‘The Brain’ Exhibition Opens in NYC [Photo Feature]

 Radial Development by Robert Fathauer – 2014 – ceramic sculpture (one of 42 selected works for The Brain exhibition) From functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and 3D Brain Maps to Cognitive (Neural Network) Models and ‘Neuromorphic’ Computer Chips…Brain Science is all the rage these days amongst scientific researchers and the world-wide science press. And certainly, […]

November 7th

Take Three Minutes To Climate Watch This Weekend

It’s still Climate Week, though the marches and summit conference are over. If you’d like to spend some time doing a brief climate watch this weekend, here are a few suggestions. These short takes are the result of surveying over 500 free and publicly available videos. Each takes around three minutes or less to watch. […]

September 26th

Ancestry Of The iPhone 5 (Kids React)

Hope you are not one of the 8+ million people who has already seen this since it first posted less than a week ago: “Kids React to Old Computers.” Does it make you feel (1) prehistoric? (2) cool? or (3) bored? (Extra points if you know exactly what I’m referring to when I say I […]

May 30th

Apocalypse News Roundup: Corn Declines, A Killer New Virus, NASA Forecasts 'Irreversible Collapse' & Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse [VIDEO]

Greetings faithful readers… Well, March is turning out to be a fine month for apocalyptica of seemingly every sort…So, as your faithful reporter of all things cataclysmic and eschatological (well, I try), I give you this friendly round-up of end-full news items for your reading pleasure, with brief commentary. To wit: Maize Can’t Take the Blaze […]

March 25th

Smokey Bear, Take Two: Forest Fracking

From the artist (anon): The Forest Service is leasing our national forests to gas companies for fracking in several forests already: Allegheny National Forest (PA) George Washington National Forest (WV & VA) Wayne National Forest (Ohio) Talladega National Forest (Alabama) Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National Forest (Colorado) White River National Forest (Colorado) The Bridger-Teton National Forest (Wyoming)

January 28th