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As a man that has spent a fair bit of time wondering around with a power meter and plugging various figures into excel spreadsheets, I was a little skeptical when I saw the news story the other day that UK … Continue reading

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Mongolia on brink of world’s greatest resource boom. A life without electricity? Not particularly likely but it is interesting to see people looking at alternatives to running everything with the electron.

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Landfill mining starts to become more mainstream. You dig up the rubbish, get all the valuable materials out then burn the rest in a plasma arc to generate electricity.

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Lunar Cubit. Art installation/power plant. More of the former than the latter as it’ll only power 250 homes. Interesting though I preferred the runner up in the competition, the Windstalks as they look a little more practical and just as … Continue reading

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An green alternative to the Nectar card – Ice – where you get paid for shopping at sustainable/local shops. Only just launched but I’d be interested to keep an eye on it.

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A good example of our throw away society – and one that will annoy the hell out of me if approved – is Tottenham Hotspur’s desire to take over control of the London Olympic stadium after the 2012 games. And … Continue reading

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I’d heard of the Passenger Pigeon before and whilst I knew it was hunted to extinction, I’d never really read up about it. Then something tweaked my curiosity the other night and so I did a little reading on that … Continue reading

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Giant wind tower proposed in Japan. Will offer higher efficiencies, on site storage (although I have no idea what nano water is) and a desalination plant all in a small area when compared to traditional wind farms. Interesting concept.

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Video by National Geographic – 7 Billion (the population of the planet by the end of this year if you’d not guessed already).

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Google releases the Google Earth Engine to help people monitor environmental changes. If you want a better overview check out this video.

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