Parents. You’re dumb. Well, not ALL of you–just most of you. Joe Mohr is a cartoonist for a variety of publications and children’s writer and illustrator. His first book ROBOT+BIKE=KITTEN … [Read full article]
As Annie Leonard illustrates in “The Story of Electronics”, most of our computers, phones, etc are designed for the dump–they don’t need our help. Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and … [Read full article]
Shel Silverstein said, “Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.” I try to stick to that, but I do want … [Read full article]
As the New Year gets rolling, consider raising a toast to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Despite suffering repeated funding cuts in recent years, the Department of Energy-funded … [Read full article]
Though looking at Ireland from space is always stunning, with it’s masses of dark green spread across the vast majority of the island, in this image there is something even … [Read full article]
The Internet uses more electricity than the entire auto industry’s production of cars and trucks combined. IT companies and users need to discover renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power to provide electricity for the Internet.
The world’s fourth largest island and the subject of quite a funny animated film, Madagascar is caught on camera by the European Space Agency’s satellite Envisat on 30 June, 2009. … [Read full article]
A few weeks ago we were sorely reminded of the extremism of the majority of the current Republican candidates. Among many other alarming things said, Republicans suggested eliminating or privatizing: FEMA, NASA, the EPA, the Federal Labor Relations Board, Medicaid and food stamps. Herman Cain promised not to appoint any Muslims who want to kill Americans to his cabinet. Michele Bachmann supports states’ rights on gay marriage, but also supports a constitutional amendment outlawing it. Rick Santorum wants to “a system of discipline” to “punish” gay soldiers, which suggests that his problem with pornographic Google results is not likely to abate. Tim Pawlenty views Iraq as “one of the shiniest examples of success in the Middle East.”
Everyone has heard about the beautifully romantic city that is Venice, and sometimes we even get to see inside the city thanks to movies like The Italian Job and Casino Royale. However this beautiful image taken by Ikonos-2, a commercial satellite that provides panchromatic and multispectral high-resolution imagery for the European Space Agency shows us another, but just as spectacular view of the city.
First and foremost, I would like to mention September 24, 2011 and Moving Planet! It’s time to get away from dirty energy. Join in on an already organized event or start one of your own! More info can be found including the events nearest you, at the Moving Planet website.
The Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite captured this natural-color image on June 15, 2009 of Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays which lie along the northern Siberian coast, southeast of the Lyakhov Islands while the ice still lingered on the sea surface and on some inland water bodies.
Smoke from the Lateral West Fire burning in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (GDSBWR) in southeastern Virginia was caught by the GOES-13 satellite streaming out to the east.
This amazing mosaic of the Arctic near the north-pole in the summer was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra on June 30, 2011.