Category Archives: Ecology

Earth Science, Energy Saving/Efficiency, tree-hugging stuff the GOP denies.

Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M Conway

Ignore the documentary and take the time to read this painful book which was well-researched. You may not be able to get through Merchants easily, I often found myself putting it down for a two-day intervals due to the rage I felt. … Continue reading

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Even if you hated TRON this is a good idea

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Another step toward cyberizing the house!

We finally got around to installing this cool device you may have heard of, namely a few weeks ago when Google acquired them. A couple power companies will give it to you for free if you want one; Austin Energy … Continue reading

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Texas SBOE’s contrite approval…

…of Science textbooks has occurred but they promise more shenanigans to impose their knuckle-dragging perspective on Texas’ students. This affects the rest of America since the book publishers cater to the larger states/populations. I thought California still had some pull. … Continue reading

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Before and after with LED lighting

Let’s see how much these new LED-based bulbs lower our electric bill. We’ve installed them in two of our heavier-used areas: the master bedroom and living room. Eventually I would like to press on with the two bathrooms, dining area … Continue reading

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Light bulb experiment at Chez Maggi

What started as a quick trip to Ikea for $10 worth of recycling bins and hooks to hang stuff in the kitchen morphed into a $100+ shopping spree because there were so many good ideas there. Cursed Swedes, them and their … Continue reading

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New toilet!

What began as a routine repair my father-in-law Tom attempted transformed into the opportunity to install a better, greener toilet for the guest bathroom. The builder did a terrible job since the original rocked a tad. I thought Tom was … Continue reading

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Here’s a solution that’s a pisser

Apparently, the cats and I could recharge our own personal fuel cell if what this scientist proposes becomes feasible. Due to the ammonia content in feline whiz (since they’re originally desert creatures), I think they would create a surplus for … Continue reading

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Solar Power’s latest advantage

On this Earth Day, one story on Marketplace’s morning report about Solar Storage made me feel better and optimistic. I think it could shut up solar’s naysayers about the renewable (really infinite) source’s scalability if the power it generates now … Continue reading

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Recycling bottles may soon pay off

Finally a story about recycling plastic bottles! As a member of Ecology Action for almost five years, containers with the recycle “1” and “2” symbols on them are the most common things next to paper I see people throw in the … Continue reading

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