August 2007

The heat is on while a new industry is born

August 31, 2007

This article published by the Associated Press caught my attention because it reports further scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm. Warming caused by human activity was the biggest factor in the high temperatures recorded in 2006, according to a report by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In […]

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Should I Buy American?

August 31, 2007

Someone has to tell me what I should have done. I ate breakfast at a greasy spoon this morning. (Do not get the grits, they were instant.) And while I was waiting for my two eggs over easy, I was busily jotting down in my notebook everything I had to do today. Write this blog, […]

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Jatropha: The Next Big Thing?

August 30, 2007

In India, Jatropha is the latest crop for creating oil for energy. Jatropha is a plant with a very oily seed that will grow almost anywhere. Of course, as growing conditions improve, the amount of oil one gets improves as well. Jatropha has a lower price to energy ratio than corn by almost half. It […]

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Boeing warms up to biofuel

August 30, 2007

“Within five to 10 years, Boeing and Airbus jetliners could be flying the friendly green skies with a blend of fuel made from plants rather than petroleum,” wrote Seatttlepi.com earlier this week. “That’s a realistic target, barring some obstacle that we don’t know about today,” said Billy Glover of The Boeing Co. Related Posts:No Related […]

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Recycling at Rest Area 213

August 27, 2007

I was driving on I-64 today, and had to make a pit stop at the rest area at mile marker 213. It is a new, architecturally-styled, rest area in brick, with a visitor center, new bathrooms and a bin for recycling. The bin had three different sub-bins: Plastic, Glass and Aluminum. All of this was […]

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