Category Archives: Sustainability

Modern Alchemy

My loves of science and nature married and birthed something amazing.  I spend every day lately, researching, formulating, creating.  I am a modern-day alchemist.  I am following my dream to pursue people, pet and planet safe STUFF–that I can create … Continue reading

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Science is Sad and so am I

I am sad today, as are many of us, especially those in the scientific community.  I almost felt like the world came to an end when I first read those fateful words this morning.  I cried a little too, on … Continue reading

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National Clean Energy Summit 8.0

Monday, August 24, 2015.  I will have fond memories of this date for many years to come.  This was my first ever experience with the National Clean Energy Summit, which convenes annually in Las Vegas, NV.  This event is sponsored … Continue reading

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   I’m up early today for the National Clean Energy Summit (NCES8).  It’s held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. I’m working with the Clean Energy Project of Nevada, passing out swag and having folks say Thank You to Senator … Continue reading

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Gardening — It does a body good

I have always had a fondness for gardening.  My fondness, however, has not always meant that I have had a green thumb.  Nor has it meant that I have had time and space for gardening.  There have been times when … Continue reading

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Is desalination of sea water the correct method to address California’s drought?

Recently it was announced that a new desalination plant located in Carlsbad will begin operating in the fall, and the company plans to build another plant in Huntington Beach.  The idea of desalination of sea water seems like a good … Continue reading

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Bladeless Wind Turbines?

Bladeless wind turbines? Wind is already known as a renewable energy source, and is being harnessed all over the world by windmills on farms and on wind farms (how do you like the play on words there?).  The process has … Continue reading

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Tamarisk – Make it Go Away!

I was doing a little research for my wetlands class when I was struck with an idea.  I am going to officially join the battle against an invasive species that threatens the natives and future generations.  To what am I … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide surpasses 400 PPM

Carbon dioxide concentrations have officially surpassed the 400 ppm benchmark.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Wednesday the current atmospheric situation regarding the concentration of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (NOAA, 2015).  For the first time in … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Window = Solar Panel

Thinking about going solar but don’t like the look of solar panels mounted on your rooftop? You can now go solar by using these beautiful stained glass windows that pull double duty as solar panels.  What?  This gorgeous stained glass … Continue reading

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