Some artificial islands seem necessary. Some just are and some are excessive. And some may sustain human life in the future. Yesterday LiveScience reminded us of a promising idea that we covered earlier: creating rig-like islands that drill the oceans not for oil but for renewable energy.
At the core of each man-made island -- the brainchild of inventor Dominic Michaelis and his son and architect Alex -- are power plants that rely on ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). That is, they use the differences in temperatures at the depths and surface of the ocean to evaporate and condense another fluid substance, like seawater, which in turn pushes a turbine. The resulting power, they say, would be 250 megawatts (MW) -- enough to
Not to far fetched from the normal eco-discussions on here, worth a shot though. My grandma and grandpa are the leftovers from the hippie generation. Sometime during the 70's, they got really involved with herbal medicine. I've been fiddling around with the subject, and after borrowing a few books from my grandparent's library about the proper way to use a pastel and mortar, I've come to think that using herbs instead of the everyday, corporate backed medicines may not be such a bad idea.
You're guaranteed not to have any terrible contaminants in your herbs, because you can grow and make them yourself.
I especially love the various teas I know how to make now. :P
The town in which I live has alot of trees, probably more than we should. We are eight minutes from a state park and are practically surrounded by corn fields on all sides.
I started wondering sometime in March why my town didn't have more recycling/energy/green programs going on, because the college which the town is based on is very Liberal.
I was wondering about creating a petition to encourage my town's Mayor to create more recycling and Eco-Friendly programs.
Your Thoughts? I know I shouldn't run into to much trouble with this project of mine