April 20, 2004 


Solar Batteries for Cell Phones

Phoenix: At Solfest this weekend, I ran into a guy talking on a regular Nokia cell phone with what looked like solar panels on it. Astonished, I asked him about it, and sure enough, the lithium-ion battery had been altered... [read on...]

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Environment

 April 17, 2004 


GPS Bus Tracker

Boulder, CO: Brilliant. This amazing GPS bus tracking system shows you the current position and speed of busses in Boulder, Colorado. It's only a matter of time before these things are at every bus stop.... [read on...]

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Transit

 April 14, 2004 


Renewable Energy = Jobs

Berkeley: In an article straight from the annals of Natural Capitalism, Berkeley's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory has issued a report tying job growth directly to the universal adoption of renewable sources for energy. "Because Fuel Cell Capital of the... [read on...]

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Environment

 April 13, 2004 


Transit Village in Florida

Boca Raton: In a state as automobile dependant as Florida, I was suprised to find out that rail transit existed at all. Not only does a commuter line run through the state's biggest urban corridor, but some interesting transit... [read on...]

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Urban Planning

 April 06, 2004 


SF Bike Plan

San Francisco: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is one of the best organized cycling groups in the world, and is also one of the most politically active. They are almost done with a comprehensive city-wide bicycling plan that, if... [read on...]

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Cycling

 April 04, 2004 


Permacultural Simplicity Illustrated

Tucson: The aerial photo above illustrates something both fascinating and incredibly simple. Sometime during the great depression, a works project went out into the desert near Tucson and built a series of swales. They're little more than mounds of dirt... [read on...]

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Environment