“All day I’ve faced a barren waste
Without the taste of water, cool water
Old Dan and I with throats burned dry
And souls that cry for water
Cool, clear, water”
Earlier this year we were approached by Tricia Mitchell – the globetrotter behind the award-winning Travels with Tricia, co-founder of Eloquence, and freelance writer featured in Frommer’s, Fodor’s, and International Living.
I mostly stick to personal finance around here…but occasionally we catch a glimpse of The Escape Artist’s secret environmental mission. So today we are talking about renewable energy in general…and electricity in particular. In the future, electricity will be cheaper. And, as long as we don’t spend the money saved on buying more crap, this […] … Continue reading →
The fusion between technology and ecology promises tremendous upheaval. Especially in terms of housing. Creating a form of symbiosis between nature and buildings, can finally meet the conditions of a passive house, self-sufficient, comfortable and economical! Example with “the greenhouse of the future”. Designed by a Canadian community called “La Serre du Futur”, this lush […] … Continue reading →
Battery storage: How it could solve our energy problems http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-16/how-does-battery-storage-work/8624378 7.30 By Matt Peacock If chief scientist Alan Finkel gets his way, battery energy storage will be central to Australia’s energy future. The move to battery technology is a worldwide trend and three state governments — South Australia, Victoria and Queensland — are already going … Continue reading →
Our Local Enterprise Partnership still puts all OUR eggs in the Hinkley C basket (case). “Britain’s switch to greener energy will take another significant step forward this week with the opening of an industrial-scale battery site in Sheffield. E.ON said the facility, which is next to an existing power plant and has the equivalent capacity […] … Continue reading →
The top five deadliest floods in world history occurred when the Huang He (Yellow) River in China exceeded its banks. The yellow silt that provoked the river’s name can pile up higher than the land around it, causing the water to spill out of its causeway and onto the flat land surrounding it. Natural ice dams add to the problem. In an effort to control the damage, the Chinese government has built channels, dams and dikes to moderate the flow.
The deadliest flood came in 1931, when between 1 and 4 million people were killed. Thirty-four thousand square miles (88,000 sq km) of land were flooded, leaving 80 million people without homes. In 1887, natural flooding claimed between 1 and 2 million lives.
Strategic military flooding of the river top the third and fourth deadliest spots. In 1642, approximately 300,000 people died to flooding, famine, and plague when the Ming…
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It takes millions of years to create the picturesque environment of the beautiful lakes in Jiuzhaigou, China. The placid and serene lakes there are known for their mirror like reflection. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom of the lakes. Water with calcium in it flows through the area creating bund […] … Continue reading →