The airline industry is one of the nation’s biggest consumers of fuel – no surprise there – but new aircraft technology has dramatically improved planes’ fuel efficiency. Besides drastically cutting carbon emissions, more efficient jetliners have proven critical for airlines’ financial bottom lines, and companies clinging to outdated technology are paying the price, as evidenced… [Continue Reading]
Wind turbines are one of the most promising sources of large-scale renewable power. Wind power doesn’t produce any pollutants, and unlike water or fuel resources, wind is literally an endless source of energy. However, wind farms do require a substantial amount of space, which is why a much more efficient design like the “Wind Lens”… [Continue Reading]
According to a recent study conducted by Yale and George Mason Universities, most Americans are firmly behind the development and implementation of cleaner energy technologies. The majority – across the political spectrum – would even support taxing carbon emissions to help reduce industrial pollution.
Home improvement can pay for itself, and even put cash back in your pocket – if you’re putting your money in the right places. Renovations that increase your home’s energy efficiency aren’t just nice for the environment, they can be economical as well. The folks at One Block Off The Grid offer a great guide… [Continue Reading]
Mexico City is a sprawling city with nearly 9 million residents, and some of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the world. So how could developers possibly squeeze a 65-story structure into the middle of the city’s historic district? Instead of building upwards, a newly proposed design calls for building down into the ground, creating… [Continue Reading]
For bicycle commuters, continuing to pedal through the winter months can be a daunting task, especially if one lives in a northern city. Often the decision for winter bicycle commuting comes down to perspective: Is cycling a sport or a viable form of transportation that offers a multitude of advantages such as saving money and… [Continue Reading]
Bet you didn’t know that an electric car was the nation’s best-selling vehicle back in ’04. 1904, that is. If you think the late 1990′s were the dawn of this technology, think again – electric vehicles have been around for over a century. A new display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, part of… [Continue Reading]
Recently, I tested trading-in some of my old books, electronics, DVDs and CDs that were gathering dust on my shelves. I was able to free up some shelf space, and in addition I received some cash and credit (about $400 total). All of these trades went smoothly, the most laborious part was packaging all the… [Continue Reading]