December 25, 2014
New material to reduce heat in buildings

Air Conditioning without Electricity? Sending Hot Air to Outer Space

Sounds a bit far-fetched, but researchers at Stanford University have invented a strategy to do just this. Air conditioning is expensive It is well established that electricity usage peaks during the summer months when air conditioning units are running practically non-stop. In fact, the existence of air conditioning has made […]
July 30, 2014
Green recycled and renovated containers

Going Green is Taking College Student Housing to a Whole New Level

Every wonder what happens with all of those old freight shipping containers? Certainly, after some period of time, they wear out and are no longer usable for the transportation of goods. Well, look at what happens when the need for affordable, funky housing meets passion to save the environment.The first […]
June 25, 2014
Harnessing the Ocean Winds—Floating Windmills

Harnessing the Ocean Winds—Floating Windmills

Windmills have been around for thousands of years. They served a variety of functions, such as creating power to run mills and pump water. In the 1970s, due to the increasing expense of fossil fuels combined with more aggressive advocacy by environmentalists, the windmill took on new life. Wind farms […]
September 29, 2013
Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity

Biodiversity’s Balance with Economic Growth

Economic growth and environmental conservation mix like oil and water, or so the conventional thinking goes. The Economist recently complicated this picture with a special report on biodiversity. The report concludes that middle-income economies take better care of their environments than struggling nations. What’s the tipping point for “middle income”? […]