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
30 Mar 2016
The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, a case considering whether "jurisdictional determinations" under the Clean Water Act are subject to judicial review. Below are a few reactions to...
30 Mar 2016 7:10pm GMT
09 Mar 2016
Not that long ago, the opening words of one of Joe Sax's articles described California pretty well. "We Don't Do Groundwater," the title began, and until recently, that was true-in spite of the immense importance of the resource. Outside of...
09 Mar 2016 10:31pm 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
07 Mar 2016
Since Justice Scalia's passing, the blogosphere has been abuzz with speculation about how the changed composition of the Court will affect environmental law. This post adds a little more to that speculation. My focus is not the Clean Power Plan...
07 Mar 2016 5:42am 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