A Florida-based company called Solarsa has just launched one of the first pre-assembled solar cooling systems targeted specifically for commercial businesses. Its Energy Independence System 005 (EIS005) can also heat water and allows restaurants to
From the "That's one way to handle it" files: having difficulty dealing with the constant erosion of Florida's beaches, officials in Broward County are exploring using recycled glass, crushed into tiny grains and mixed with "regular" sand, to help fill
After the United Nations decided to drop the Florida Everglades like a cheating ex from its list of threatened World Heritage Sites, the U.S. Congress rather gallantly stepped into the breach. Three major Florida water projects that will help restore
The way Florida's Governor Crist is acting, hosting a bi-partisan,green political celebrity-attended event, you'd think Florida was sticking out like a thumb in the hurricane zone... and running out of fresh water. Oh...wait. It is. "On Thursday,
Maria Fadiman is a highly acclaimed ethnobotanist who was nominated as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2006. When she is not studying plants in the depths of the rainforests of South America or in the wilderness of the savannah lands in
Nevada is adding 80,000 new residents every year; Arizona is the fastest growing state- Tuscon and Phoenix will probably merge in the next ten years. Yet as the map shows, these are also the areas of America going through the worst drought in
Here's an innovative way to recreate the effects of a hurricane without getting the hurricane itself: scientists at the University of Florida have built a portable wind and rain simulator that can simulate a hurricane environment in a laboratory
One way to beat the large fires scorching drought-stricken Florida: restore the state's native Longleaf pine forests. But large-scale restoration of these forests—in actuality open savannas characterized by widely spaced stands of Longleaf pine
The Orlando Florida, USA airport has a new hydrogen fueling station, installed to provision a new generation of clean shuttle buses. "Air Products' (NYSE:APD) hydrogen technology was officially put into operation this week in Orlando, Florida.
Florida wildlife officials are planning to unleash a new predator on its itinerant alligator population: suburban homeowners. For the past three decades, the state has relied on professional trappers to deal with complaints of
Pizza Fusion, a Florida USA-based restaurant chain was "born out of a desire to serve delicious natural & organic food in a clean, unique and comfortable atmosphere." Pizza Fusion advertises that they are the only such restaurant company which owns a
Students in Florida are riding on the first two hybrid plug-in school buses in the U.S. The buses use both a diesel engine and electric motor, and they plug into a power socket at night to charge the batteries. The Manatee School District bought the
This Solar Trailer is owned by the Florida Solar Energy Center, and it is used to provide clean, quiet power to storm disaster victims. The trailer has a large, flat solar panel that charges several batteries during the day and is capable of delivering
Now that we have written that headline to tickle your RSS reader, We will talk about orange juice. According to Lucy Siegle of the Guardian, "Making a litre of fresh orange juice requires 958 litres of water for irrigation and 2 litres of tractor fuel.
Via: Catholic News Online, Less than a week following publication of the latest IPCC summary report, Bishop Thomas G Wenski of Orlando, Florida, chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on International Policy, has sent a letter to
Solar power in the Sunshine State -- sounds like a winner to us! The town of Dania, Florida has taken a page from Treehugger, and decided that solar-powered street lights would be a good investment, considering the threat of hurricane-caused power