Author name: Jo Borrás

I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the Important Media network. You can find me on Twitter, Skype (jo.borras) or Google+.

Cape Coral Verdict Makes Living Off the Grid Illegal in Florida

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.

Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. 7

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

Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. 6

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.

Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. 5

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

Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. 4

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,

Polar Vortex Freezes US, Record Heat Takes Out Bats in Australia

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

Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. 3

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

Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. 2

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

Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Part 1, Ch. 1

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

Pickle Panda Find Love in the Time of Robot Bees: Intro. to Part 1

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.

Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot 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

OrbSys' Closed-loop Shower Uses 90% Less Water

By collecting most of the hot, soapy water that flows off of you during a ten-minute shower, Orbital Systems’ new closed-loop shower promises to reduce your water use by up to 90%, all while reducing the energy it takes to keep that water warm- by as much as 80%! All of which begs the question:

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