3XN’s Semicircular High Rise Will Bring High Quality Affordable Housing to Denmark

September 1, 2014 by  
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Billionare Vinod Khosla Battles to Block Public Access to Popular California Beach

September 1, 2014 by  
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Surfers have been battling with landowners over access to beaches on America’s West Coast for years, but NBC News reports that the highest profile case of the lot to date involves some hard line action from a surprising adversary – billionaire Democrat supporter, Vinad Khosla. Khosla made his fortune by cofounding Sun Microsystems and then poured his money into green energy ventures as well as the coffers of the Democratic Party . He later bought an 89-acre piece of prime real estate on Martin’s Beach , near Half Moon Bay in Northern California – a popular surfing spot to which the property’s previous owners had allowed access. San Mateo County told Khosla he would have to maintain public access to the beach, a dictate that he went to court over and then lost. After allowing access for two years, Khosla decided to go rogue – locking his gate, and adding security guards along with a sign stating “Beach closed, keep out.” Read the rest of Billionare Vinod Khosla Battles to Block Public Access to Popular California Beach Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: access , bay , beach , billionaire , California , democratic , half , khosla , martins , moon , party , public , supporter , surfers

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Portable supercapacitor-powered speakers charge in 5 minutes, good for 500,000 charges

November 22, 2013 by  
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These high quality portable speakers charge in just a few minutes minutes, play for 6 hours on a single charge, and are handcrafted from bamboo and open-source hardware. Welcome to the future.

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British Columbia Man Faces Six Months in Jail for Growing Food

July 12, 2011 by  
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Image: Dirk Becker Last week Colleen brought us the story of a woman in Michigan who is facing jail time for planting a garden. Sadly, this type of heavy-handed by-the-letter enforcement of bylaws exists at the same time as people embrace urban agriculture as a viable source of high quality nutrition. A man in Lanztville, British Columbia is facing a similar battle with the local government after converting his 2.5 acre “residential” lot from a gravel pit into a thriving organic farm.

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Seaweeds Could be a Source of Next-Gen Biofuels

July 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: Wikipedia , CC Offshore Wind Farms Might be Best Place to Grow Seaweed ‘Farms’ Biofuels made with food crops are generally a bad idea. By competing with food production for land, they increase the price of many commodities which are already expensive for the poorest people on Earth

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CES 2011: Goal0’s Off-Grid Solar Power Solutions for Serious Adventurers

January 8, 2011 by  
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Photos via Jaymi Heimbuch None of this tiny-solar-cell-stuck-to-a-jacket-pocket stuff. Goal0 has an off-grid solar charging station that is intended to keep the outdoorsy charged up while out camping. It is designed to be rugged and efficient, and it looks like a high quality solar product.

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Spotlighting the Green Benefits of LEDs

September 2, 2010 by  
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Since the first humans carried a torch to provide light, heat has been a by-product of producing light. Traditional electric lights give off more heat than light. But LEDs are twice as efficient as fluorescents at converting electricity to light, generate very little heat, are nearly maintenance free and provide a high quality of light.

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