NASA International Space Station funding could end by 2025 under Trump administration

January 26, 2018 by  
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The International Space Station (ISS) was launched in 1998, and since then astronauts from around 18 countries have visited. Now,  Donald Trump’s administration  could be aiming to end NASA funding for the two-decades-long effort.  The Verge reported they reviewed a draft budget proposal that included plans to stop support for ISS by 2025. 2028 is the date many people consider to be the end of the ISS’ operational lifetime, according to The Verge. Barack Obama’s administration approved an extension of the space station until at least 2024. The Verge also said many people in the commercial space industry have hoped for another extension until 2028, so NASA could transition ISS operations to the commercial sector, or companies could “establish a commercial module in lower Earth orbit” – which they might not be able to accomplish by 2024. Related: NASA is returning to the moon – but they don’t know how The Trump administration proposal doesn’t seem to give them a lot of time. The Verge pointed out the draft could be altered before the official budget request – although they spoke with “two people familiar with the matter” who said the directive would be included in the final proposal. Then Congress would have to approve the budget proposal. This is a bad idea. Let's decide when to deorbited #ISS based on the readiness of its successor, not by picking a date and crossing our fingers. https://t.co/lUkUmgWh2b — Michael L-A (@CommanderMLA) January 25, 2018 Former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria tweeted the move would be a bad idea. The Verge said an intention to cancel funding could signal to international partners the United States isn’t interested in the program’s continuation – and many of those partners haven’t yet decided if they’ll keep working on the effort after 2024. The ISS costs NASA around $3 to $4 billion a year, and some people in Congress seem to think that money would be better spent on deep space vehicles. But according to The Verge, “canceling the ISS too early without a viable replacement could lead to a gap of human activities in lower Earth orbit.” Via The Verge Images via Wikimedia Commons ( 1 , 2 )

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Energy analytics firm WegoWise buys Melon Power

December 19, 2012 by  
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WegoWise plans to extend its Web-based energy management platform for multi-tenant building owners to the commercial market with Melon Power's software to benchmark energy usage.

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5 steps to making the business case for solar

July 12, 2012 by  
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A new report is designed to help corporate decision makers objectively evaluate the economics of solar power for every property in their commercial real estate portfolios.

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Air Canada Launches First BioFuel Commercial Flight from Toronto to Mexico City

June 20, 2012 by  
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Air Canada has joined the growing number of airlines currently investing in green technology, launching their first biofueled plane this past Monday. The flight traveled from Toronto to Mexico City, powered on a combination of recycled cooking oil and traditional jet fuel. The flight kicks off an eco-conscious initiative by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the Rio +20 conference . Read the rest of Air Canada Launches First BioFuel Commercial Flight from Toronto to Mexico City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Air Canada , biofuel , commercial biofuel flight , eco design , green design , green transportation , recycled cooking oil , Rio +2- Conference , sustainable design

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BIG+FREAKS Unveil an Urban Living Room To Serve as MÉCA For Art in Bordeaux

June 20, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of BIG+FREAKS Unveil an Urban Living Room To Serve as MÉCA For Art in Bordeaux Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , arts center , big , bjarke ingels , Bjarke Ingels Group , bordeaux , cultural center , Daylighting , eco design , freaks , freaks freearchitects , green architecture , Green Building , green design , Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine , meca , outdoor living , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , urban room

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DarwinTunes Creates ‘The Perfect Pop Song’ Through The Laws Of Natural Selection

June 20, 2012 by  
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The likes of McCartney, Springsteen and Dylan could soon be composers of the past as a team from the Imperial College London have programmed a computer to write the ‘perfect pop song’ by adopting the laws of natural selection. The system, known as DarwinTunes ,  writes tunes from random noises and would seem to indicate that you don’t need a composer to make music—it is all down to mathematics. Read the rest of DarwinTunes Creates ‘The Perfect Pop Song’ Through The Laws Of Natural Selection Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: composition , darwintunes , Imperial College London , mathematics , natural selection , perfect pop song

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Data spurs competition for high-performance buildings

May 16, 2012 by  
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HonestBuildings.com hopes to jumpstart the commercial-real-estate market by connecting building owners and service providers via data and Web-based tools.

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The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph

February 6, 2012 by  
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Boulder Electric Vehicle just sold the first commercial electric truck capable of doing 70-mph to Precision Plumbing and Electric . The company’s new fleet will use only one half-kilowatt hour per mile (2-5 times better than a diesel engine), generate zero local emissions, and find a savings of $5,000 per truck per year. And not only do these 2-ton capacity work-horses get 120 miles on a charge, but they are designed and made in the USA! How’s that for green economy? Read the rest of The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Boulder Electric Vehicle , Commercial Electric Truck , electric vehicle , green delivery vehicle , USA Made EV

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Timberland Boots Don’t Kick the Can

October 26, 2011 by  
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“Lost Bottle,” a television ad for Timberland Earthkeepers boots and part of the company’s Nature Needs Heroes campaign, was seen in the commercial break on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night. It shows a dog snatching a plastic bottle and dumping it over a bridge. Taa-daa: Earthkeepers boots to the rescue – at great lengths! Check out the amusing hair-raising environmental adventure: … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Edible Insect Food Truck Serves Prehispanic Bug-Based Cuisine (Video)

October 26, 2011 by  
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Fair Companies /Video screen capture Christine already asked whether eating insects is the best way to reduce our foodprint , and even the UN Food and Agriculture Organization suggests that bugs may be the most sustainable form of meat . … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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