‘Desert Cascades’ Solar-Powered Waterfall Flows in the Desert

November 7, 2013 by  
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Does the image of cool, cascading waterfalls flowing in a dry desert sound like an unimaginable mirage? Artist and UNESCO-IHE Cultural Ambassador Ap Verheggen says that thanks to recent technological developments, that desert oasis may be closer to reality than we think. A conceptual art project, Desert Cascades explores how solar energy could power an autonomous waterfall in one of earth’s most uninhabitable environments. Read the rest of ‘Desert Cascades’ Solar-Powered Waterfall Flows in the Desert Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , Ap Verheggen , desert , Desert Cascades , Desert Cascades solar-powered waterfall , producing drinking water in the desert , solar panels , solar technology , solar-powered waterfall that flows in the desert , sun-powered waterfall , SunGlacier , UNESCO-IHE        

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Billionaire Closes Off Access to One of California’s Best Public Beaches

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Photo of closed beach via Shutterstock When wealthy venture capitalist Vinod Khosla shut down public access to Martin’s Beach–one of California’s “hidden jewels”–he incurred the wrath of the local community. For well over a century, the surfers, fishermen, and picnicking families enjoyed access to Martin’s Beach via a private toll road; however, Khosla has blocked that road, thereby shutting the public out from the public beach. Despite protests, a San Mateo County judge recently ruled in favor of the rich billionaire’s right to lock out the local community. Read the rest of Billionaire Closes Off Access to One of California’s Best Public Beaches Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: billionaire shuts off CA beach , California , california coastal act , california constitution , gerald buchwald , half moon bay , martin’s beach , property rights , public beach shut off by rich man , san mateo county judge , surfing , Vinod Khosla        

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X-Men’s Hugh Jackman Funds Global Education With New Laughing Man Coffee

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Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man coffee not only provides a stellar cup of good joe, but also supports struggling communities around the world . Founded in 2011 with his partner David Steingard, Laughing Man Coffee is part of Laughing Man Worldwide, a charitable organization that distributes 100 percent of their revenue to fund education, community development and new businesses in developing countries. Laughing Man’s line of coffees, teas and accessories are sold in their New York outpost and online , so coffee lovers everywhere can give back while drinking their morning brew. Read the rest of X-Men’s Hugh Jackman Funds Global Education With New Laughing Man Coffee Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charitable coffee , David Steingard , eco design , green design , Hugh Jackman , Laughing Man Coffee , Laughing Man Worldwide , sustainable design        

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