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And the drought moves on …

January 27th, 2013 · No Comments

This guest post comes from GreenMother …
I worry about the ongoing drought every day. I know I am starting seeds, and talking about gardening, but there is always a part of me that is worrying about the long terms effects of the last two years extreme heat, and of course, what the Spring and Summer [...]

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Tags: climate change · water

Sustainability and water in draft Tunisian constitution

January 6th, 2013 · No Comments

The nation which sparked the Arab Spring is engaged in a national conversation as to what should be the basic legal rules and structure for the nation.  As part of this, the draft Tunisian constitution (pdf) is being discussed in a series of meetings across the country and, in that draft form, has many articles [...]

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Tags: Energy · water

Water, water, everywhere …

October 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Water, water, everywhere
Where it comes from
Where it goes
Does anyone care?
Water, water, everywhere,
From the sky, from the ground,
What it costs we seem unaware
Does anyone care?

For most people in the developed world, clean water is a given. And, using that water for play (pools), friviolity (whether Las Vegas fountains or greening the law), and flushing a bug [...]

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Tags: Energy · water

Energy Bookshelf: the green blue book

December 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The questions of our individual and societal water footprint and virtual water are of ever increasing importance as we approach peak freshwater in regions around the globe.  With all my attention to energy and environmental issues, including more than a little to water issues (including Energy COOL ways to cut one’s own water consumption), I’d [...]

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Tags: energy bookshelf · water

Energy COOL: Searching for the Perfect Flush

November 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL.
Humanity has treated natural resources as boundless. [...]

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Tags: Energy · eco-friendly · energy cool · energy efficiency · environmental · water

What about President Obama’s Drinking Problem?

July 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments

According to the Washington Post, Barack Obama has a serious problem: he is too perfect. Thus, there is much press attention searching for Obama’s character flaws, ever more diligently focusing on Obama’s cigarette usage rather than asking probing questions at press conferences on irrelevancies like energy policy. Considering the fact that the last President [...]

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Tags: barack obama · environmental · water

Send friends to Energy Smart Austin

June 12th, 2008 · Comments Off

Austin, Texas, is a leader in the United States on paths toward a more energy smart future.  MSN called it the “Greenest City in America.”  IT has smart growth policies, has a focus on plug-in vehicles, wind power, and … well, many things.  
Yearly Kos 1 was in a center of conspicious consumption: Las Vegas. [...]

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Tags: Energy · Uncategorized · cities · conservation · electricity · energy efficiency · waste · water

Energy Island: Transformational Energy Storage?

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Power storage is a critical challenge for adoption of intermittent renewable power sources and, well, for being able to help shift base load to peak load requirements.  There are many approaches being pursued for this.  The Energy Island, conceived for off the coast of the Netherlands, is an extremely innovative concept.

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Tags: alternative energy · renewable energy · water · wind power

Solar power desalinization … making tea at sea

September 10th, 2007 · No Comments

While it looks ever so simple, the Watercone® is a result not just of good design but serious development efforts with high-quality products. 
:”…every day 5000 children die as a result of diarrhea coused by drinking unsafe water…”  UNICEF

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Tags: Solar Energy · solar · water

Aqua Buoy … Bobbing ahead …

September 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Solar power … people know and dream about it.
Wind power … turbines sprouting up around the world …
Ocean power … bit by bit, emerging from the shadows …
Combining the three, will we hit the home run in the move to renewable energy?

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Tags: ocean power · renewable energy · water