Archive for the Sustainable Emissions Category

Alaska has huge amount of ice-trapped gas

Posted in Global Warming, Sustainable Energy with tags , , , on November 13, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Alaska has huge amount of ice-trapped gas

  • Uh huh.
  • Tell me, what would it take to sequester the carbon from all that gas?

Attack of the Tiny Particles – be slightly afraid

Posted in Internationalism, Sustainable Emissions, Sustainable Technology with tags , on November 12, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Attack of the Tiny Particles – be slightly afraid

  • On the one hand, I want to say, “Well, okay, this is something the EPA can address in the Obama administration.”
  • On the other hand, I have to keep reminding myself that environmental problems have long ceased to be a merely national concern.
  • So I guess I’d wish for leadership on a new wave of environmental treaties from the new President.

Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes

Posted in Internationalism, Sustainable Emissions, Sustainable Energy with tags , , on November 9, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes

  • So, how much nuclear waste is going to be produced by those 4,000 plants, and where do they propose to put it?
  • Let me guess: waste disposal is “somebody else’s problem”.
  • If outlawing nuclear power is the only way to protect the commons, then that’s what needs to happen. It would have to be an international treaty, since waste emissions don’t respect national boundaries.

Utilities putting new energy into geothermal sources

Posted in Geothermal, Sustainable Emissions, Sustainable Energy on November 4, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Utilities putting new energy into geothermal sources

  • Yet another sudden “innovation” that we could have been doing 50 years ago.

Australia plans electric vehicle network

Posted in Sustainable Emissions, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Transportation with tags on October 23, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Australia plans electric vehicle network

  • Aren’t we all glad that the very difficult technology underlying this effort has *finally* been created? It’s not like we could have been driving nothing but electric cars for the last 40 years or anything.

About 2,500 flee chemical leak in western Pa.

Posted in Sustainable Emissions on October 12, 2008 by Mark P. Line

About 2,500 flee chemical leak in western Pa.

  • Oleum is not “similar to sulfuric acid” except in the sense that it can be made from sulfuric acid.
  • Dripping oleum on a piece of paper causes the paper to ignite. That doesn’t sound like battery acid.
  • A leak of battery acid would have been much more preferable to this oleum leak.

Greenland Melting Ice (video)

Posted in Global Warming with tags , , , on September 27, 2008 by Mark P. Line