Month: May 2015

Using Artificial Turf in Drought-Stricken CA. Related worries?

A recent Washington Post article (cleverly titled by one of its editors), “Fake grass gains ground in California…,” brings to mind another piece on the subject back in December. As recently blogged, CA is in a tremendous, historic drought. Much

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Embodied Energy in Two Historic Resort Hotels. The Hotel Del. And, Mackinaw Island’s Grand Hotel.

As summer approaches, thoughts turn toward time off/time away and relaxation. But, to remain true to green blogging, this post is about embodied energy seen in two marvelous resort hotels of the Victorian era. But first… “Embodied energy is the

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Water & Subsidence, Part 2 – Hampton Roads and Norfolk Naval Station

Setting on the nation’s largest know geological impact crater, the Hampton Roads area is sinking at an average rate of 4mm/yr. Sea rise, along with subsidence, is creating a planning challenge for the Navy Department as well as city and

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Water & Subsidence, Part 1 – California and Neighboring States. Intel’s Contribution.

photo by Jae C. Hong, AP News

According to an official with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, “Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Washington had their warmest winters on record” this year. A Woods Hole scientist calls California’s drought “the worst in 1,200 years.” The effects of this are

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