Success: Elephant Gets An Artificial Leg

We can rebuild her–we have the technology…. Jack Loftus at Gizmodo Science reports: “Motola, like so many who must share their lives with former war zones and forgotten minefields, lost … Read more

AASHE Bulletin now covering international news

This week marks the first edition of AASHE’s Global Edition of the Bulletin. Alongside ClimateEdu, the Bulletin is one of the best sources of news on the campus sustainability scene, … Read more

How Does The “Cloud Ship” Idea Strike You?

A new climate change-fighting idea being “floated” in the “global engineering” realm is to build a fleet of ships that pushes sea water into the sky to make reflective white … Read more

MIT Tackles Making An Electric Car That Recharges In 10 Minutes

The overall practicality of electric vehicle tranportation depends on the speed of battery recharge. Many EVs take six to eight hours. MIT is going for something closer to what people … Read more

Laid-off Auto Workers Re-train for Green Jobs

America’s community colleges are moving toward re-training America’s workforce. One school in Dearborn, Michigan is an example. The Straits Times reports: “In a crowded classroom at Henry Ford Community College, … Read more

New Whooping CraneCam Comes Online

Operation Migration’s CraneCam is now broadcasting live video around the world, offering watchers views of one of the world’s most endangered birds, the Whooping crane. Operation Migrations USA via … Read more

Energy From Bumps In the Road

A group of MIT undergraduate students who recognized that electric power in hybrid vehicles can come from applying brakes wondered if the vehicle’s suspension system might offer similar promise. … Read more

Humpback Whale Inspires New Wind Turbine Design

A new design for wind turbine blades was inspired by a whale and a work of art. T. Goodman at reports: “Frank Fish (yes, it’s his real name), whose … Read more

New Retrofit Kit To Make Your Car Into A Hybrid

A former IBM engineer has designed a kit that can transform existing automobiles into hybrids. The kit would place an electric motor inside each wheel so that a majority of … Read more

Roofs That Make Electric Power

Roof tops are a huge potential source of power and using solar roof “shingles” show great promise. The Energy Harvesting Journal Reports: A transparent thin film barrier used to protect … Read more

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