For us, sitting out on the cottage deck on a Sunday morning with a coffee and a newspaper has been the tradition for three generations. This weekend, we brought our son Jack, the fourth generation, up to the...
Okay, this Earth Hour thing is a huge amount of hype! (not necessarily in a bad way) The entire issue of the Saturday Star is all about shutting the lights out, and it seems everyone was talking about...
This afternoon, as I was walking to my car in Downtown Toronto, I walked in front of an old Dodge Caravan waiting to pull out of a parking lot. At that moment, I had the oddest flashback to...
At the opening ceremonies of the Green Living Show this morning, I found myself 20 ft away from the scene where David Suzuki got up in Federal Environment Minister John Baird's face for not doing enough to lessen the...
Today, my latest project launched! Take a peek at Green Living Online, the new site for Green Living Magazine which promotes healthy lifestyles that are good for you, your family and the environment. Our partnership with the...
The hurricane season draws to a close this week, as we approach December 1. So what happened? A year after Katrina, Dennis, Rita and Wilma attacked from the the Atlantic, predictions were calling for "13 to 16 named storms,...

Spray-on Solar Cells

A new plastic solar cell can capture both visible and infrared light and convert it to energy, allowing it to work effectively even on a cloudy day. This plastic polymer can be sprayed like a paint, or woven into clothing....
Shell Renewables is organizing a light show in London, England designed to imitate the Northern Lights on the south shore of the Thames. A stretch of 40 trees will be used to mount lighting, sound and atmospheric equipment, and the...
Forcing water through tiny channels has always been difficult because of an electrical effect that takes place. The surface of the channel becomes electrically charged which hinders the flow of charged ions through the channel. Larry Kostiuk took that...

Power Woes Continue

Two weeks after the massive blackout darkened most of northeast US and Ontario, another large blackout has hit on the other side of the Atlantic. Large areas of London, England are out of power at the moment, stranding...

Thats a load of ___

In the wake of last week's massive blackout that darkened 6 US States plus Ontario, electricity users throughout the region are being asked to cut their power usage until the grid can come back up to full capacity to...
Last week's blackout showed just how dependant we all are on electricity. Local blackouts are common and usually short-lived. But when half the country (and a quarter of the country to the south) goes dark, the things...

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