Archive for the 'Environmental' Category

04
Jun
08

There’s gold under them thar’ arches

Kitchen grease fuels a wave of fry crooks

Used cooking oil is stolen from restaurants to brew biodiesel

P-I STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

The biodiesel boom is turning into an unanticipated boon for a far-from-green portion of the population — petty thieves, who are trading in the used cooking oil.

Cooking oil rustling is such a problem that the owners of the Olympia Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Arlington are considering using a surveillance camera to keep watch on its 50-gallon grease barrel.

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01
Mar
08

A speech by Michael Crichton

CrichtonA speech Michael Crichton gave at Caltech in 2003:

Aliens Cause Global Warming

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
January 17, 2003

My topic today sounds humorous but unfortunately I am serious. I am going to argue that extraterrestrials lie behind global warming. Or to speak more precisely, I will argue that a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming. Charting this progression of belief will be my task today.

Let me say at once that I have no desire to discourage anyone from believing in either extraterrestrials or global warming. That would be quite impossible to do. Rather, I want to discuss the history of several widely-publicized beliefs and to point to what I consider an emerging crisis in the whole enterprise of science-namely the increasingly uneasy relationship between hard science and public policy….

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18
Jan
08

100 ways to save the environment

http://www.seql.org/100ways.cfm

17
Jan
08

A Hobbit Hole in Wales

http://www.simondale.net/house/index.htm

A Hobbit Hole in Wales