Archive | December, 2014

Sundrop Farms Receives Funding for New Greenhouse Facility

19 Dec

solar thermal power generation

Thanks to a significant investment from multinational private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), agriculture innovator Sundrop Farms is now poised to expand its solar thermal agricultural project to Australia and beyond. Located in Port Augusta, South Australia, Sundrop’s existing 20-hectare greenhouse facility will use the KKR investment to produce more than 15,000 tons of […]

California Hit with Huge Rainstorms, More to Come

18 Dec

California rainstorm

Earlier last week, a powerful storm swept across the West Coast, bringing much-needed rain and snow with widespread blackouts in Northern and Southern California. San Francisco Bay Area got the worst of it, with flooding freeways, toppling trees and many people having to stay home from work and school. The “Pineapple Express” storm carried warm […]

Abandoned Wells are Greenhouse Gas ‘Super-emitters’

12 Dec

Abandoned Well

Global warming is caused by much more than carbon dioxide emissions. In fact, researchers from Princeton University have determined that abandoned wells are a possibly substantial source of greenhouse gas via methane emissions. Some of these wells have monstrous emission numbers, and have been dubbed methane ‘super-emitters.’ The researchers examined 19 abandoned wells in northwestern […]

UK Rolls Out Waste-Powered Bus

2 Dec

Bio-Bus

A bus powered by human and food waste has taken to the roadways of the UK. Since it runs entirely on human and food waste, many have begun calling it the “poo bus.” Stinky or no, this technological advancement will reduce the UK’s carbon footprint and have a positive impact on the environment. The first bus […]

Tips to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing

1 Dec

Freezing Pipes

As temperatures continue to drop rapidly all over the country, people aren’t the only things that need help keeping warm. Having a pipe burst from freezing is never a cheap or easy problem to deal with, but luckily there are several things you can do to prevent it. With an early dose of winter, there […]