16 Feb 2017
For several recent days, the eyes of the nation were on the Oroville Dam in Northern California. A rainstorm atop heavy snowpack threatened to overfill Lake Oroville, and the outflows began to erode the dam's primary spillway. Dam managers switched...
16 Feb 2017 5:06am GMT
08 Feb 2017
By: Lesley McAllister I've been thinking about the ridiculous Executive Order, signed last week, calling for two regulations to be "identified for elimination" for every new one proposed. Trump's so-called "2-for-1" EO. Amidst all the other horrible news (e.g., the...
08 Feb 2017 11:02pm GMT
06 Feb 2017
For the most part, the past few weeks have not been uplifting. But I've been to a few inspiring events, both involving my fellow professors. The first was a festschrift for Lesley McAllister, a law professor at UC Davis and...
06 Feb 2017 8:33pm GMT
10 Jan 2017
For an EcoGeek, there were many surprises at the 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). We've been watching the emphasis on green cars decline for a number of years. Some of that is in the mainstreaming of more efficient vehicles, with increased fuel efficiency standards, greater numbers of hybrid vehicles, and […]
10 Jan 2017 2:42pm GMT
31 Mar 2016
Residential power storage options are starting to get more competitive with a flow battery being introduced to the market in Australia. Flow batteries have been something we've looked at for grid-scale storage, and the research into the technology has been making advances. But it has been primarily a utility-scale technology. However, the technology has been […]
31 Mar 2016 5:45pm GMT
08 Mar 2016
The "world's largest aircraft," the Airlander 10, is being readied for flights to begin later this year. The Airlander 10 is a massive hybrid aircraft that combines helium lift, aerodynamic lift, and direct thrust for flight. As we've noted before, we are big fans of airships (and even if there are tradeoffs in time and […]
08 Mar 2016 7:10pm GMT
12 Nov 2011
My flame for the small-business and artisan supporting marketplace was re-kindled surfing the 263 items -- from mat bags, to hand-knit yoga socks, calming wall art and more -- made locally in Brooklyn alone.
12 Nov 2011 6:08pm GMT
Ringo Starr lends his oriiginal peace sign artwork to 75 pairs of Timberland boots to support WaterAid.
12 Nov 2011 4:41pm GMT