Comparative Cost

The New York Times' Paywall Costly to the Environment

The New York Times is instituting a paywall for their content.  It is not news that journalism is having difficulty profiting in the modern online media world.  Embracing the moment, The New York Times is available online and via apps for a variety of devices including iPad and iPhone.*

Beer Brewing Bonus: Biofuel

If you’ve been searching for an environmentally friendly excuse to head to the pub for a pint, a group of scientists from Cornell University may be able to help.  The scientists looked at over 400,000 gene sequences from brewery wastewater.  Uncovered, were the genes of the microbes best suited to converting the wastewater into biofuel.

Oil, Gas, Sun: Done Versus Fun

Bloodhound SSC is working to break the Land Speed Record with hopes of reaching speeds in excess of 1,000 mph.  The environmental merit of Bloodhound’s pursuit is for the future to determine.  However, the Solar Powered Land Speed Record was broken on January 7, 2011.

How to Bring a Plane Down: FAA Greens Landings

The next time you fly, during the landing, you probably won’t think you are crashing but you may feel something a bit different.  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is changing the way planes land in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.  The FAA is straightening the descent path instituting a process called Continuous Descent Approach (CDA).

Natural Gas, Hydrofracking it Up for the Rest of Us

“Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers”, published in The New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 2011, reports on the public and environmental health impact of hydrofracking and the pursuit of natural gas.  Public water sources are being contaminate

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