22 Jan 2015
Sensors are the next step needed on the road to developing smarter buildings, and a new, very-low power device has been developed to allow information about window to be transmitted to a control system for a building without a need for extra building wiring or power supply. The sensors are self-powered by the sun through […]
22 Jan 2015 6:08pm GMT
21 Jan 2015
I've just returned from Israel, where I presented a draft paper to an environmental workshop hosted by David Schorr and Issi Rosen-Svi at the University of Tel Aviv. The trip was short, but between my interactions at the university and...
21 Jan 2015 3:56pm GMT
16 Jan 2015
Fifth Circuit Holds Designer and Supplier of Dry Cleaning System Is Not Liable under CERCLA as an Arranger
On January 14, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (King, Jolly, Costa) issued a decision in Vine Street LLC v. Borg Warner Corporation. A subsidiary of Borg Warner sold dry cleaning machines to a dry cleaning business in Tyler, Texas,...
16 Jan 2015 6:49pm GMT
14 Jan 2015
Back on June 4, 2014, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (King, Benavides, Dennis) held that BP and Anadarko, co-owners of the Macondo Well involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010, are strictly liable for fines under Clean Water...
14 Jan 2015 4:30pm GMT
12 Jan 2015
One thing we've looked for in our annual coverage of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is the attention paid to green cars. Over the past few years, we've noted that environmental concerns have diminished year to year. Part of this is due to those concerns going mainstream and being incorporated into manufacturers' whole lines, […]
12 Jan 2015 9:19pm GMT
12 Dec 2014
Carter Quillen is an engineer who bought an old, concrete hulled sail boat named the 'Archimedes' and, instead of refitting it with new masts, decided instead to turn it into the largest solar powered concrete hulled boat in the world. The 'Archimedes' is a 50 feet (15.24 meters) long, with a displacement of 20 tons and is […]
12 Dec 2014 6:41pm 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