Payback/ROI on Algal Biofuel Production: The Algae industry is full of promise- Algae grows in any sort of water- potable or waste sources – either is fine with Algae. And those little critters can be coaxed to excrete the fuel oil components in a most prodigious manner-
Package Delivery adds electric vehicles: The CEO of FedEx, Fred Smith, spoke to NPR about the roller coaster price of gasoline and its unpredictable effect on his firm’s bottom line. Given that Federal Express was founded just before the 1973 Arab Oil embargo, Mr.
Resources on Asteroids can be worth billions: “There’s money in space mining!” Usually that sort of bluster translates to money thrown AT space- as in tens of billions for Apollo, Shuttle, Space Station, etc. Sure we’ve discovered an awful lot of important stuff, and
Living (green) roofs insulate and beautify: Green roofs are now sprouting up nearly everywhere- and have stared to come into their own. Once considered an odd, one-off that might be seen in some art colony in Vermont- Well insulated green roofs run the gamut of building styles-from
Abandoned Industrial Sites become parks: What was once a cargo pier, then a municipal lot, is now home to an imaginative re-use – a public park project which cost very little, but returns quite a bit. “The Race Street Pier” park graces the banks of the historic Delaware River.
Urban Farming-A sustainable, organic food solution: There is a nationwide uptick in Urban Farming. From rooftops to old factory lots… to- at times – unclaimed land bits and patches-what was once considered an odd, hipster thing to do, has now become just a little more