The US Oil Spill

October 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico (NASA, International...

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I wanted to write an article on the US oil spill, mostly on the dance of BP leaders to avoid account ability and taking response ability after the spill, but these two gentlemen, Clarke & Dawe, from Down Under so aptly convey the core of that, that I feel I have nothing to add.
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Is Wi-Fi dangerous?

December 7, 2009 § 1 Comment

Wi-Fi Alliance logo

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Reposted and updated blog article by nynke, originally posted on Mind Matters on Sat, 01/09/2007 – 11:43, see also The Last Mile analysis on Serendipity (October 19, 2007)

Is Wi-Fi dangerous? Has it just not been researched enough? What underlying technology do our handheld devices use?

R744, alternative for Freon?

April 11, 2007 § 1 Comment

Freon 12

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Freons in air conditioning and refrigerators “eat” the ozone layer.

Using R744 (CO2) instead in vapour compression applications in cars, heat pump water heating or commercial refrigerators significantly reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere. And R744 systems are more efficient than current Freon based systems in most climate conditions, reducing indirect emissions of greenhouse gasses caused by energy consumption as well.

Widespread application of the technology in various forms can be expected …

Between land and water

March 20, 2007 § Leave a comment

This article is part of a worst case scenario planning story.

Delta’s, marshes, swamps and bogs are very important as carbon sinks (stores, area’s of retention) because they have the potential to store carbon infinitely. Some mosses and plants do not decompose because of the wet, airless, acidic conditions, and plants keeps on growing, raising the level of the bog. These areas are also fantastic places for wildlife and home to many wyrdly rare and endangered species.

Marshes 1

Marshes 1

On a global scale, swamps, delta’s, marshes and bogs could be under threat.

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