The Dangers of Haze Pollution. A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China plays in promoting the urban heat island effect [UHI], a process whereby city centers tend to be significantly warmer than surrounding rural areas.

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The Best Of New Green Energy Technology Research. There is no doubt that we need to do more to educate the next generations, not just in the sciences, engineering and math but also climate change and clean energy. The world needs the best and brightest to be working on solving the most pressing problems facing […]

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A Radioactive Forest Fire Is Extremely Dangerous. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in case you have been living under a rock somewhere, is a nuclear power station near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine. It is 14.5 km northwest of the city of Chornobyl, 16 km from the Belarus–Ukraine border, and about 110 km north of […]

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Since we live in the area, it is well known to us and many others that the dog days of summer in St. Louis are hot, humid and hazy. On the warmest of these days, the air arrives from the south, bringing with it high temperatures, moisture and natural forest emissions of chemicals, known as […]

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Is There Such A Thing As Too Big? As cruise ships go, the Harmony of the Sea is a monster! This gigantic floating “good time” docked today in the UK as part of her maiden voyage. ( I am not sure why we refer to ships as “her” but this one is a mother..)

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Things Being Built From Shipping Containers. We have done posts before about the use of shipping containers for affordable housing and not just single level residences but gigantically tall apartments made from them! The apartment project was not all attractive but the designers felt it was cost effective and made use of containers that were […]

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The Truth About The Impact Of The Oil And Gas Industry. The advent of modern natural and oil extraction technologies most recently being that of hydraulic fracturing or fracking as it known, has brought with it much debate on it’s merits and risks. It is not widely thought that fracking is causing an increase in […]

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Protecting Satellite Communications from Solar Disturbances. If you think about the amount of time that we spend using communications devices that rely on satellites located around the globe for information it is amazing? Everything from television, telephones, gps and navigation and of course the internet all rely in this complicated space based network of satellites […]

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New Tek to Protect Our Beaches. When you hear the words Beach Boys, you probably think of your favorite tunes from the Beach-Boys band. The difference in the spelling makes all the difference. In this we are talking about beach buoys in a way never envisioned by the boy band.

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New Research Into Premature Births Linked to Air Pollution. Have you ever heard the argument against clean energy adoption that it is just too expensive compared to fossil fuels? I am sure that you have but in reality this is not true as the real costs for using fossil fuels far out weigh the costs to […]

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