15 Aug 2016
"TMDLs suck." At least, that's what a guest speaker told my environmental law class a few years ago. To be fair, he was just talking about TMDLs for urban stormwater; in that context, the speaker (a municipal stormwater manager and...
15 Aug 2016 4:02am GMT
11 Aug 2016
Great Britain's exit from the European Union ("Brexit") has both impacted economic markets and raised generalized geopolitical concerns. One of those concerns is what will happen to the U.K.'s commitment to addressing climate change. Renewable energy policies are squarely within...
11 Aug 2016 2:05am GMT
26 Jul 2016
Call for Papers: Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (WJELP) Symposium on the Challenges of Earthquakes and Natural Disasters
The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (WJELP) invites submissions for papers focused on how the legal landscape contends with the challenges of earthquakes and natural disasters. Partnering with the University of Washington's Environmental Law Program, WJELP will be...
26 Jul 2016 3:11pm 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
22 Jan 2016
Researchers are exploring the novel idea of using metals as fuels. This is not some new, exotic science-fiction material, but rather plentiful, ordinary metals such as iron that could be used in a novel way for storing and transporting renewable energy. According to a McGill University article, the research being led by Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson […]
22 Jan 2016 2:44pm 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