Yes, Spinneyhead has gone a sickly shade of green. It’s a colour change for St Patrick’s Day. I’m putting it up early and changing the CSS back some time on Friday because I’m too lazy to be there at midnight two days running.
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The Guardian’s alternative, sports journalist’s, view of the Budget.
1pm “Peter Hain is officially Tangoman,” opines Martin Williamson. “He has a permatan … proof that too much sun causes you to spout utter *******”. I know who Tangoman is – I loved those ads, the ones with football’s Ray Wilkins – but Peter Hain? Is he in politics?
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Air freightng food overnight just so we can have out of season veg is the worst offender when it comes to the hidden cost of our food, but domestic production, being much larger, causes more damage overall. The best solution is to get food as near as possible to straight from the farmer, preferably grown within 20km of your home. Which is close to what Northern Harvest achieves, so I’m a bit smug.
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The ENV is a fuel cell powered motorbike that runs so silently its manufacturers are thinking of adding an artificial vroom.
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Scientists have developed a way to get sunlight deep inside buildings using optical fibres. The sysytem would allow major savings on electric lighting during daylight, and be backed up by flourescent tubes when it is dark or overcast.
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Farmers in Michigan are turning to wind power as an alternate source of revenue or supply, despite the state having no Alternative Energy policy. A couple of turbines can go a long way toward writing off large energy bills, or the land could be leased to companies wanting to set up their own windmills.
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A follow up to yesterday’s Peak Oil post. Top energy industry analysts Herold have started doing a company by company analysis of when supplies will run out. (Salon article, take a Day Pass to be able to read it.)
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