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EcoYuppie, meet EcoHandyman
Written by Dave Burdick on 11/04/06   
Here's one for EcoYuppies:

"You eat free-range chicken, and organic vegetables when possible. You may have tried soy milk and wow)) viagra professional no prescription Green Tea. You know the benefits of eating healthy food, yet many of jaygalbraith.com us still surround ourselves with toxic products, and use appliances with 1920s technology, when there is buy viagra online 50mg an alternative."
Who doesn't like water?
Yeah. Well. I don't necessarily do all of that stuff, but I would like to not have toxic stuff around me.

The Eco Handyman, based in Boulder, Colo., pitches himself as a green alternative to the... Regular Handyman, I guess. He's listed a few eco-friendly project ideas on his site . He also answers questions (occasionally, it appears) here .
 
Of course, he's just one member of the Boulder Green Building Guild which is just one member of Greener Building , a resource that'll help you find all of the energy- and environment-friendly building materials you could want for when you start nesting and/or breeding.
 

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Jersey's tasty swamp-gas and solar power
Written by Dave Burdick on 11/04/06   
Having already collected delicious, swampy methane gas in the swamps at Lyndhurst, N.J., since 1987, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is www.transitofvenus.org setting its sights on moreNJ-solar-bon-jovi renewable energy growth .
 
Yesterday the commission dropped a press release saying they'd add 5 Megawatts' worth of solar panels as soon as possible, and have set a goal of securing 20 MW worth of renewable sources by the how can i buy cialis in canada year 2020, possibly including "solar, tidal, wind, geothermal and other sources of renewable energy."
 
One other obvious (but oft-overlooked) benefit:
 
"These initiatives also aim to cheap cialis from uk attract cutting-edge technology companies and jobs to the area."
 
Jobs! Who couldn't use a job? So. If you want to be happier, healthier and cleaner, keep your eye on the want ads for a gig in a New Jersey swamp. 
 
Next step for Jersey: get the Bonj, a guy who may already have a green streak, to start playing wind-powered concerts. And here's a link to give him the idea or ask him why he doesn't already do it.
 

APR 10

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Borders and Sony Partner for Ebooks
Written by Hank Green on 10/04/06   

{mosimage}Sony's new eBook reader (called the Sony Reader ) will be sold, not at Best Buy, but at Borders . We can all look forward to informational displays at Borders, Waldenbooks and www.americanfoods.com Books etc. stores across America. No word yet on http://www.shoreacres.net/real-levitra other countries. The book stores will also be selling electronic books (though it seems odd that we'd have to drive to a bookstore to cheapest cialis without prescription buy something we could just download anyway).


In any case, this relationship marks the first real effort to get eBooks into the very good site cialis in india American mainstream. Trees everywhere should wait to heave their relief until we see how well they sell. But I'm gung ho, I already own one of http://www.chemistswithoutborders.org/free-viagra these pretty E-Ink eBooks, and I can't understand why the rest of the world doesn't yet. (except that, yes, I had to order it from Japan and all of the instructions are in Japanese and the DRM was so horrible that I had to hack the firmware to make it functional.) So, yes, this new version has a much better chance at becoming an iPod for books.
 
 

APR 10

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LED Construction Signs Hacked.
Written by Hank Green on 10/04/06   

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Honestly, I've considered doing this before, but placed it above my personal level of expertise. Someone, or a group of someone's in or around the University of Toronto has figured out how to hack the construction signs and is using them for environmental messages. Not only the ones shown here proclaiming “Don't Drive” and “Take Your SUV Back to indian cialis generic Detroit” but also advertising a campus event on sustainability.

I'm impressed.  Rumor has it that a campus activist group, Cars Off Campus, is responsible. But I sure hope no one gets in trouble for that rumor.

 Check out this Movie of the signs in action.

 Via TreeHugger and Spacing

 Photos and Movie by Kevin Braken

 

 

APR 07

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Recording Industry Angry. But Why?
Written by Hank Green on 07/04/06   

We're used to dealing with resistance to change. Sometimes there's good reason, other times, not. The record industry's stats for 2005 are out and, SHOCK!, CD sales are down. But downloads are up.  From 144 million last year to 554 million units. The numbers show that the America's recording industry is recovering, but the cialis brand name recording industry is still crying foul, fighting the digital revolution with the stubbornness we've come to expect from the suits.

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So they hate us for downloading their music. They're angry because they no longer have control over us. They can't create the next LP, the next 8-track, cassette tape or CD and force it on the consumer. It's out of their control because there's nothing left to create.

And when there's nothing left to create, everyone, including nature, can heave a sigh of click here buy pfizer cialis relief.  Nothing has to be physically produced or shipped, musicians get paid for what they produce (music) not what the record companies produce (CDs) and consumers have more of what America's recording industry really needs: Power.

The only ones suffering, of course, are the record companies. The internet took the http://www.celebratinglife.org/buy-generic-cialis-cheap plastic out of CDs and the power out of the recording industry.  Almost everyone can celebrate.

 Via Ars Technica

 

APR 06

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The Bird Turbine Myth
Written by Hank Green on 06/04/06   
{mosimage}This morning TreeHugger published a wonderful article on the true effects of wind turbines on birds.  Summary:  Yes, if you put something in the ground that birds can fly into, they'll fly into it.  But, no, turbines are not nearly as destructive as cars, buildings, or even the powerlines used to carry power from the wind fields.  Great article, very in depth, worth a read.  Well done John Laumer.
 
About EcoGeek
Written by Hank Green on 06/04/06   

Technology can be a force for evil, or for awesome. Those who shun technologies that could save the planet are just as guilty as those who ignore the environment.

 

APR 06

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Bill Nye lives up to lowest price on non generic levitra his name
Written by Hank Green on 06/04/06   
{mosimage}Bill Nye the Science Guy (who won 28 Emmy's for his science TV show), just made a splash in Texas.  His lecture at McLennan Community College in Waco Texas received rave reviews from everyone who wasn't angered by his dismemberment of creationism or dissapointment at our government's lack of interest in (and understanding of) climate change and resource depletion.  
 
Of all the places to make that stand...Waco Texas...where one mother dragged her three children from the room proclaiming "We Believe in God!"  Bill Nye, Represent! 
 
 Via Waco Trib.
 
VirtuSphere and Marine Envy

{mosimage}Ecogeeks love the virtual.

If you can experience something virtually (say, driving race cars downtown or combating aliens on a distant world) without having to mobilize the http://www.pjr.com/levitra-in-uk resources required to actually go do it, the world benefits. 

So it is with mixed feelings that we take note of the VirtuSphere, a cool new training device for U.S. Marines, under development  at the Navy Research Laboratory. This nine-foot plastic ball is mounted on rollers, enabling an occupant wearing virtual reality goggles to walk through any environment the computer can generate. Orientation sensors allows the "game" (ugh) to detect and www.barefootfoundation.com respond to head movement, rifle aim, and shots taken. 

We love the idea—nay, drool at the prospect—of stepping into this unit personally to slay us some Covenant on cheap viagra order online Coagulation.

We just wish the military had similarly dorky intentions for it.

 

APR 01

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Spy Pigeons in the Sky
Written by Dave Burdick on 01/04/06   
{mosimage}H.G. posted about robotic fish that could eventually be used to monitor the environment with cameras and meters. We might be even closer, though, to using cyborg blog pigeons to monitor air pollution.

Okay, maybe they're not cyborgs so much as they are pigeons with naked network cards strapped to them. But the idea of levitra 50 mg tablets sending 20 pigeons into the air above and around San Jose, Calif., each bearing GPS receivers, smog detectors and cell phones for texting back their findings is still futuristic in a very unique way: this is the cialis canada prescription first piece of technology that I'm aware of that may actually defecate on our heads.

If these pigeons spread to other states, I hope somebody makes a GoogleMaps plug-in so we can keep an eye on where these pigeons hang out and avoid the area entirely.
 

APR 01

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iRex iLiad eBook rEader
Written by Hank Green on 01/04/06   
Continuing the path towards paperless books...

iRex has released it's specs for it's iliad ebook reader and I'm pretty excited. The only available ebook reader, the Sony Librie, has nothing on the next generation (of course, it has been three years since the Librie came out). {mosimage}

Same as Librie: High Resolution - MP3 plaer / audio jack - low energy consumption - monochrome display.

Better than Librie: Even Higher Resolution - No DRM - Reads TXT XHTML and PDF - 16 levels of gray (librie has 4) - wired and wireless internet - touchscreen - higher contrast ratio - compact flash, USB, and SD card inputs - the buttons are in ENGLISH! (the librie was only released in Japan.)

No word on the screen refresh rate (one of the major drawbacks of E-Ink,) we'll let you know as soon as we get our hands on one. As for the price, probably around $300 or $400.

We'll keep you posted as more Iliad information is available.
 


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