Posts Tagged ‘Green’
With gasoline at around $2.00/gallon in much of the USA, commercial wind power is rapidly receding into the world of science fiction, but we’re not ready to give up just yet, so we dusted off our favorite VLCC rendering from just a couple of years ago when fuel was twice the price. It’ll happen again, and when it does, we hope this rigid-winged Panamax-size concept comes alive. It comes from Sauter Carbon Offset Design, and between the wings, solar power, and a narrower, shallow-draft hull, designers calculate the Deliverance to use less than half the fuel and earn billions more over her life than a non-hybrid ship of the same size.
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September 22nd, 2015 by admin
Folks a lot smarter than us have been calling our present epoch the ‘Anthropocene’ for a few years now; loosely translated, it means ‘the age of man’, and corresponds to an Earth with reduced biodiversity, increased agriculture, rapidly changing atmospheric conditions, and vastly increased rates of extinction compared to background rates. But perhaps the most impactful change we’ve made is in the planet’s water supply – that most important substance of all for sustaining life. Thousands of dams, millions of drains, diversions, and wetlands filled, and hundreds of millions of acres of land dedicated to agribusiness and livestock have made their mark, and this video, created for this week’s conference of the Global Water System Project in Bonn, Germany, gives a beautiful but sobering look at all of it.
May 22nd, 2013 by admin