Wired looks at Robert Rodriguez’s film making techniques ahead of the release of Sin City.
Tesco has partnered with Greenergy to build the UK’s largest biodiesel refinery. The refinery should be running by mid 2006, using rape seed oil from British farms. I reckon there’s still a niche market for local recycling of oil from restaurants by co-ops, but amajor development such as this is great for raising the profile of bio fuels.
Technorati tag: BioDiesel
A call to arms for cyclists from the London Cyclist. The points are pertinent for the rest of us as well. I hate the cyclists who jump red lights and cycle on the pavement (okay, I’ll mount the kerb- very rarely and only when there are no pedestrians to harrass or the planners have put the cycle racks a silly distance from the road) because they give the rest of us a bad image.
Technorati tag: Cycling
The “services” of nature- pollination, air conditioning by wind, mixing of nutrients in the oceans, was estimated in 1997 to be worth the equivalent of $33 trillion to the world economy. These valuable resources have been squandered and up to two thirds of them have been used up by human activity.
From yesterday’s Guardian, an optimistic, but plausible, view of the energy efficient future.
Technorati tag: Sustainable Development
Two possible ways to make iron production less polluting– one method replaces coke with plastics, surprisingly this creates fewer noxious byproducts, the other involves electrolysis on a grand scale.
Historians are gently drying out and preseving a wooden beam washed ashore from an important piece of War of Independence architecture. A wooden bridge built across Lake Champlain linked Fort Ticonderoga in New York and Mount Independence in Vermont. It allowed thousands of American soldiers to escape when the British took Ticonderoga so they could fight again in the Battle of Saratoge.
Technorati tag: Archaeology
The recent demise of my computer monitor raises a couple of green issues. One- why was I wasting so much energy leaving it on standby overnight? and two- how to get rid of it.
Technorati tag: Electricity
Sixty one new political parties were registered in 2004. Mostly it’s a rise in single issue groups, with only the occasional Veritas in there.
Technorati tag: Politics
The Ecology Building Society exists to make it easier for builders/ buyers of green homes to get the money they require. Not only that, but they are determined to maintain their mutual status when so many of the larger BS’s have converted to banks in the last decade.
For those of you who read my previous post, you may have spotted the source as hackaday. Hackaday is a bit of a geeky blog detailling how to build projects that you may have wanted to build for some time.
Some of the projects I like are:
Technorati tag: Hackaday
Technorati tag: Earthquake