Blackout!

Four days after Blackout 2003, things are getting back to normal in Toronto. The only things still not running are the subways and streetcars, but they are still threatening rolling blackouts as the grid is brought back to...
Researchers at Tufts University have found that they can reduce the cost of Hydrogen that will power fuel cell technology. Fuel Cells combine Hydrogen and Oxygen to produce electricity, and the only emission is pure water. Gold and Platinum...
Researchers have found a new seismic fault line under the city of Los Angeles, running for 50 kilometers between Orange County and Beverly Hills, running right under downtown LA. The good news is that earthquakes along this fault are relatively...
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,...
Nuclear Fusion is the process that powers stars, and could provide almost limitless, clean energy if harnessed. The problem is that Fusion requires such high-temperatures that any known container would vapourize immediately to contain the reaction. Physicists have successfully...
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...

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...
Lake Kivu is a deep lake in Rwanda, whose water contains high amounts of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide (from volcanic activity) and methane (produced from deep water bacteria). Engineers have devised a system to remove these three gasses,...
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...

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...
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...
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...

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