Category Archives: technology

Sucking out the CO2: an inspiring story

We just have to put less in the way of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, but even if we completely stopped this minute, what we have already released will cook us. So, there is a desperate need to reduce the … Continue reading

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Recycling light bulbs

I do like Treehugger. They have a serious environmental message, are invariably informative, and everything is done with a great sense of fun. This article by Lauren Murphy on how to dispose of dead light bulbs is no exception. It … Continue reading

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Smartphone or stupidphone?

Dr Mark Williams is a cognitive neuroscientist. He used to be a professor at Macquarie University, until the Australian government decided to destroy tertiary education (universities train people to think for themselves, and that’s no good for slaves, right?). Now … Continue reading

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Agrivolatics

It’s a new word for growing food under and around solar panels. As Treehugger says, it’s an obvious combination. Here is a photo from Jack’s solar garden.

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World first: shifting demand to match supply

Well, New South Wales Minister for Energy and the Environment, Matt Kean, says it’s a world first. The huge number of solar panels that keep going up generate a glut of electricity at certain times (spoiler: it’s not at midnight), … Continue reading

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Robots: a solution to Poison Planet

Right now as you are reading, there are machines trundling along a row of vegetables, identifying weeds, and precisely blasting them with a laser beam. When this technology takes off (it’s already well on the way), it can be goodbye … Continue reading

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You don’t need a metal box around the delivery

In a busy urban environment, a delivery van has been found to be slower than an electric cargo bike. Well, the nippy dodger-around-traffic device can have three wheels or two. Cost is a fraction, no carbon burning, no diesel fumes … Continue reading

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Reincarnated Barbie dolls

Mattel, the makers of Barbie dolls, Matchbox toys and MEGA toys has started up a recycling program. If you visit the Mattel Playback site, you can print off a free shipping label and send them your outgrown toys for recycling. … Continue reading

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Climate victory gardens

You can do something enjoyable to improve your health, the beauty of your surroundings, support pollinating insects — and work on climate change. This is to grow some (or even all) of your food at home. Green America Magazine gives … Continue reading

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No paper is better than recycled paper

With plastics flooding everything, paper and cardboard are the packaging materials of the future. So, paper use is projected to rise. No worries, we use recycled, right? This paper by Lloyd Alter in Treehugger (excuse the pun) shows the problem … Continue reading

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