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How to Build a Solar Car

September 29, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
How to Build a Solar Car

This past Saturday afternoon, after doing my dance duty at the annual “Dancing in the Street” at Grand Center, across from Powell Symphony Hall, I wandered the booths of the adjacent “Green Homes and Renewable Energy Festival” going on in Grandel Square behind the stage. There were plenty of solar panels, windmills, composters, insulation plans, […]

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High price of gasoline saves lives

September 28, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
High price of gasoline saves lives

How can expensive gasoline save lives? An analysis of yearly vehicle deaths compared to gas prices found death rates drop significantly as people slow down and drive less. If gas remains at $4 a gallon or higher for a year or more, traffic deaths could drop by more than 1,000 per month nationwide, said Michael […]

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Al Gore calls for civil disobedience to prevent new coal plants

September 26, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Al Gore calls for civil disobedience to prevent new coal plants

Al Gore said it starkly: it’s time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new dirty coal plants. If you’re a young person, looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now and not done, I believe we’ve reached the stage where it is time for civil […]

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Palin, the alleged energy expert

September 14, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More
Palin, the alleged energy expert

According to John McCain, Sara Palin “knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America.” Here’s Tom Tomorrow’s response: Really? Sarah Palin knows more about energy than, say, anyone in the Department of Energy, thousands of Ph.Ds in academia, or the CEOs of dozens of oil and gas companies? I […]

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Large Hadron Collider To End the World

September 10, 2008 | By | 13 Replies More
Large Hadron Collider To End the World

There are plenty of innumerate groups who think that the LHC will destroy the world, as they have with each generation of nuclear test device before. Loud groups with mailing lists and placards. The Large Hadron Collider (in case you were unaware) is the Swiss upgrade to the unfinished Superconducting Super Collider that the U.S. […]

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Deep Water Effects on Radioactivity

August 28, 2008 | By | 77 Replies More
Deep Water Effects on Radioactivity

We’ve had a long comment aside in the Iridium Layer post about whether a Young Earth might be proven if one assumes that all isotopes “age” faster under water at some depth. Let’s consider some of the repercussions if this were Truth instead of fantasy: Nuclear waste would not be a problem. If isotopes with […]

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Almost 70 harsh questions for John McCain. An easy-to-use press kit for spineless news media reporters and their editors

August 21, 2008 | By | 37 Replies More
Almost 70 harsh questions for John McCain.  An easy-to-use press kit for spineless news media reporters and their editors

Why should we ask John McCain harsh questions? Because we need to even the playing field. You see, if Barack Obama had McCain’s background, ignorance and bad character, the election would have been over months ago. The news media is holding back, though. Those media barbecues appear to be paying off. So it’s time to […]

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Rebutting ethanol lies

August 17, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Rebutting ethanol lies

I recently wrote a post called “Ethanol Lies.” Here’s a Reason.tv documentary rebutting some of those ethanol lies. See, also, this post on how ethanol kills.

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My fuel efficient old car

August 10, 2008 | By | 7 Replies More
My fuel efficient old car

How far have we come in terms of fuel efficiency? Based on my 10-year old car, not very far. Ten years ago I bought a 1998 Saturn SL2. I drive it about 4,500 miles per year (I travel another 1,400 miles per year by bicycle). The Saturn has proven to be a perfectly reliable car. […]

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