Ecology


“Tesla’s new line of energy-harvesting roof tiles are a key part of Elon Musk’s plan to make solar sexy.” “[Musk] unveiled a range of textured glass tiles with integrated solar cells that are nearly indistinguishable from conventional tiling, along with a sleek update to the company’s energy-storing Powerwall.” Continue reading: […]

Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels


“Avant Garde Innovations, the startup founded by siblings Arun and Anoop George from Kerala, has come up with a low-cost wind turbine that can generate enough electricity to power an entire house for a lifetime. The size of a ceiling fan, this wind turbine can generate 5 kWh/kW per day — […]

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“Criminal investigations into the Environmental Protection Agency’s disastrous handling of its Gold King Mine spill are under way. This is a laudable step toward accountability for the agency, which for one year has avoided accountability for conduct that would in all likelihood have resulted in criminal prosecution had the acts […]

EPA May Finally Be Held Accountable for Mine Spill



ReGen Village, outside of Amsterdam, doesn’t need a grid or food systems. It’s a model for a future, fully closed-loop settlement. “The neighborhood will be the first ReGen Village, a new type of community designed to be fully self-sufficient, growing its own food, making its own energy, and handling its […]

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, ...


A video posted to Facebook this week shows New York City sanitation officers playing a dirty trick on residents in order to generate revenue. “They feel your garbage bags. If they feel that there is a recyclable item in your trash bag, they will open it up and check. They […]

Watch: New York Sanitation Officers Search Through Peoples’ Trash to ...


“Researchers at MIT have shown that by surrounding the filament with a special crystal structure in the glass they can bounce back the energy which is usually lost in heat, while still allowing the light through.” Source: Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more ...



“To what extent is collective bargaining to blame for out-of-control state spending? Is clamping down on the ability of public-employee unions to negotiate an important tactic for closing what may grow to a combined $125 billion gap in state budgets next fiscal year? Reason.tv’s Nick Gillespie sat down with the Heritage Foundation’s […]

Collective Bargaining & The Bottom Line