Sustainable - Sustainability: Energy, Environment, Economy

Canola Harvest

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Canola Seed

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Sustainable Living?

I ask:
Can anyone offer up a short list of what humans need to sustain life?
x amount of potable water
x amount of calories / food
shelter from the elements
For a specified amount a time ?
What is the gender age and weight of the person?
Are they carieng for themselves or are there others involved?
What is the region they [...]

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Economics Of Alternative Energy Consumption

This article is part of a series on The Waterfall House energy experiment.
At the beginning of a this experiment, an economist said, “Using water will be cheaper than using electricity to control our environment.” A scientist said, “It can not be done.” So, the economist set-up the scientific experiment in an attempt to prove the [...]

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Cooling System Formulas

This article is part of a series on The Waterfall House energy experiment.
The Waterfall House had been up and running for several months.
After having two record days of heat in a row, I was asked:
A: Great! The details follow. In a nutshell — Yeeha! Unfriggin’ believable!!!
60 [...]

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About Waterfall Homes and Aqua Living

This article is part of a series on The Waterfall House energy experiment.
Using steam, solar and hydro to help reduce your energy consumption has many benefits. Two of the most obvious benefits are saving money and reducing your “footprint”.
Following are more ideas:
I. What Living In A Waterfall Does
1. cools the house evaporatively (roof [...]

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Introducing The Waterfall House

Q: Is a waterfall house possible?
1. Is it physically possible?
2. Is it economical?
A: Yes.
The escalating global energy crisis, and resulting climate crisis, is a problem worth solving. My preference would be nuclear fusion; however, the scientists have told me it is many years away. In fact, it may not ever be possible on [...]

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The Pickle as Will and Idea

Is it possible to light up a pickle like a light bulb?
The seminal work on pickle electrification by Hamburgen et al.(1989) raised many further questions, of which this work will address none. Instead we propose to explore the zeitgeist of the electric pickle experience in a global context, limning as it were, the Jungian [...]

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Oil And Petroleum Products

(Turn out the lights… the fossil fuel party’s over.)
All of us depend upon oil. Almost everything we do involves oil. I am typing this message and you are reading it using products and energy that derive substantially from oil.
Here are some numbers:
world consumption in 2001: 77 million barrels per day out of this, 5 million [...]

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Energy & Global Warming Facts

Scientists predict that if global warming continues at its present rate, by 2030 there will be no more glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park.
–National Wetlands Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Forty percent of the country’s lakes and rivers are unsuitable for fishing or swimming.
–U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
If Americans unplugged their televisions when they turned them off, [...]

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