26 Nov 2014


Super-Efficient Solar Water Desalination

A novel approach to desalinating water could be very beneficial in providing fresh water for many parts of the world needing clean water. This is a relatively inexpensive process which uses graphite to use solar energy far more efficiently than ever before. Desalination is an important way to provide fresh water in many parts of […]

26 Nov 2014 10:03am GMT

25 Nov 2014

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At the Birth of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts

2014 is the centennial of the birth of Edmund Muskie in the old mill town of Rumford, Maine. On November 15, at a conference commemorating what would have been Muskie's 100th birthday, Harvard Law Professor Richard Lazarus and Leon Billings,...

25 Nov 2014 9:36pm GMT


Better Cement for Construction with Less CO2

Greener cement for construction may be already well within reach, based on a new study carried out by researchers from MIT in the United States and CNRS in France. While modern-day cement has its roots extending back to the mid-1700s, the ratios of the two main ingredients, calcium (from limestone) and silica (from clay), which […]

25 Nov 2014 10:00am GMT

23 Nov 2014


Electric Turbochargers to Improve Engine Efficiency

In the ongoing quest to improve, electrically powered turbochargers may be the next step in increasing engine efficiency for automobile engines. The first such to be included in a production model is slated to come in 2016 from Audi on its SQ7 SUV. Turbo boost has been a popular way of increasing the power of […]

23 Nov 2014 11:55am GMT

21 Nov 2014

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IPCC Response Essay #14: Agnostic Adaptation

Katrina Fischer Kuh, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Hofstra Research Fellow, Maurice A. Deane School of Law Adaptation planning and implementation at all levels of governance are contingent on societal values, objectives, and risk perceptions (high...

21 Nov 2014 1:00pm GMT

Ninth Circuit Upholds Yellowstone Bison Hazing Program

On November 20, the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Paez, Berzon) issued a decision in Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Department of Agriculture. Montana authorities, under a federally approved program, use low altitude helicopter flights, riders on horseback, and off-highway vehicles...

21 Nov 2014 11:52am GMT

12 Nov 2011

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Use Etsy to Find Local and Handcrafted Holiday Yoga Treats

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 Designs Timberland Boots for Charity

Ringo Starr lends his oriiginal peace sign artwork to 75 pairs of Timberland boots to support WaterAid.

12 Nov 2011 4:41pm GMT

Turkish Photographers Capture Climate Change

Traveling exhibit in Turkey prompts audiences to put on their 'climate glasses' and see how floods, fires, and drought in the country are all connected.

12 Nov 2011 4:30pm GMT