Cutting Building Energy Costs and Keeping Office People Happy

November 8, 2013 / No Comments

If you have ever worked in a business office, you have experienced the building vs. people comfort war. Some building management companies decide to turn off the air processing equipment on nights and weekends.  You will be guaranteed a very uncomfortable worker in a short time if you have to endure this for too long. If you have shared a set ...

Help with Making Decisions on Green High Power Computing Data Centers

November 8, 2013 / No Comments

Mentioning High Power Computing (HPC) and green data centers in the same sentence brings shivers to many executives. There are so many factors to consider and some decisions may have an adverse effect on other parts of the equation. Some people may even wonder why try to go green when it is much simpler and less expensive to set up ...

Frog Named after Film Maker James Cameron

November 8, 2013 / No Comments

Yet another newly discovered species has been named after a celebrity. This time the lucky chap is James Cameron. Cameron’s name was given to a tiny colorful frog found only in the Aprada-tepui summit in Venezuela. The frog has been named Pristimantis jamescameroni. In the European Journal of Taxonomy, scientist Dr Philippe Kok says the name has been given in honor ...

Wind Power Is Growing in Michigan Despite Opposition

November 7, 2013 / No Comments

Michigan has been doing their part to expand the use of alternative energy sources.They are harnessing the wind to produce electricity.In fact, there is only one state that is building more wind-powered turbines, and that state, surprisingly, is oil-rich Texas. At the present time, according to United States Senator Debbie Stabenow, wind turbines provide the power needs for approximately 325,000 homes. ...

Dogs Wag Their Tails According to Their Emotions

November 7, 2013 / No Comments

Researchers seem to continuously arrive at the conclusion that dogs wagging their tail indicate what emotions they have in their minds. In 2007, a group of Italian researchers observed that when the dog wagged its tail to the left, it showed negative emotions and when it was to the right, it showed positive emotions. In another study that was released recently ...

Ten-Megawatt OTEC Power Plant is Green Energy

November 6, 2013 / No Comments

Lockheed Martin has joined forces with the Reignwood Group to build what will become the world’s largest capacity OTEC power generation plant. This is green technology at its best.  OTEC stands for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion and it uses the natural temperature differences in the ocean to generate electricity. OTEC power plants have been built before, but never at this large ...

Rainchutes: Repurposed Parachutes as Water Harvesters

November 6, 2013 / No Comments

Rainchutes, an innovative project from PITCHAfrica is an initiative that repurposes old parachutes to harvest rainwater in order to collect drinking water in semi-arid areas with occasional rainfall. These areas are the ones in which roofs of thatch and mud is not a feasible option for rainwater catchment systems. The project is being carried out in collaboration with ATOPIAResearch. It offers ...

One Solution for Reducing Elephant Poaching In Tanzania

November 4, 2013 / 2 Comments

Tanzania has a severe poaching problem when it comes to elephants. Some estimates show 70 jumbo elephants are poached every day for their ivory tusks. Needless to say, the population of elephants is Tanzania is being decimated. Poachers often have the latest in equipment that allows them to effortlessly take down the largest of elephants, quickly remove their tusks and flee ...

Sir David Attenborough Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Save Gorillas

November 4, 2013 / No Comments

Nature broadcaster and wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough is standing up for the gorillas. In a bid to help save the African mountain gorillas, he has kickstarted a new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com. Having set a goal of $160,000 to aid the efforts of Fauna & Flora International in protecting gorillas from poaching and habitat loss, the wildlife expert has called ...

Winter Olympics Host Russia Faces Waste Hassle

November 1, 2013 / No Comments

Russia is said to have not stuck to its “Olympic Games without waste” pledge. An investigation by AP has revealed that tons of construction waste have been disposed of into an illegal landfill, which could contaminate the local water supply. The Winter Olympics is to take place in February 2014, in the city of Sochi in Russia. However, the news does ...