The Sabancı Towers in Istanbul (left) went dark for Earth Hour, while coal miners (right) in Turkey continue to face the risk of deadly explosions. Photos via NTVMSBC (L) and by Şafak Tortu (R) via Foto Karadeniz Blog.
Energy issues dominated Turkey's
If the Turkish Black Sea town of Ordu retains any of its original character and natural beauty, it's due in large part to the efforts of eccentric windmill-tilter Enis Ayar, the 'tavern keeper without a tavern' profiled in a new film.
"The fissure was induced in order present an image which shows the characteristics of the coating. The image shows the SiO2 coating on a filament of a microfibre." Image: Nanopool
If it Works and is Safe, It Could Change the World
A special coating
Recycled denim insulation and programmable thermostats are all well and good (really good), but people 4,500 years ago managed to keep their homes appropriately warm and cool without high technology -- and without wasting energy. How did they do it?
Eco-friendly buildings in Turkey may soon be able to receive a similar certificate that takes Turkey's climate, culture, geography, and energy consumption into consideration, giving a boost to the country's nascent green-building sector.