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An environmental science professor is making a 33-square-foot dumpster his new home for the next year. His name is Dr. Jeff Wilson, but since embarking on this journey, he’s now going by Professor Dumpster. He teaches at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard. The goal is to embrace energy efficiency, and to prove that it is possible to live on a smaller scale — a much smaller scale. This whole project revolves around using one percent of what an average American uses: one percent of the water, energy and waste. “We really needed some sort of excitement around science, sustainability and technology,” says Wilson. He says the idea came to him over two years ago. “My hypothesis is that my life will be better,” Wilson says. Tuesday night was the first night in his new home.
He’s embracing the simplicity, and welcoming the changes that will come in the next year of the project. Dr. Train Spills 12,000 Gallons Of Oil In Minnesota, No Major Cleanup Effort Planned. By Emily Atkin "Train Spills 12,000 Gallons Of Oil In Minnesota, No Major Cleanup Effort Planned" CREDIT: shutterstock 12,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from a Canadian Pacific Railway train on Monday in Minnesota, dribbling oil along the tracks for 68 miles, according to local media reports.
Officials at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Tuesday they would investigate the cause of the spill, but said no major cleanup effort was planned because of its relatively small size (one single tanker car carries 26,000 gallons) and the way that it happened: the tanker carrying the oil didn’t derail and leak all in one place, rather oil gradually splattered out of the car between the rails onto the track bed as the train was moving. The leak, according to the Star-Tribune, was traced to a valve or cap problem. New Report: Fracking Is Stressing Water Supplies In Areas Already Wracked By Drought. By Tom Kenworthy "New Report: Fracking Is Stressing Water Supplies In Areas Already Wracked By Drought" A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas, Sept. 24, 2013.
With fresh water not as plentiful companies have been looking for ways to recycle their waste. CREDIT: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan Extensive and rapid development of oil and gas resources by hydraulic fracturing in areas of the U.S. that are already dry or in drought is putting significant strains on water supplies, a new analysis finds. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Home Page.
National Geographic Magazine - "Green" House. BrightSource Energy Research. In June 2008, BrightSource Energy opened the Solar Energy Development Center (SEDC), a fully operational solar demonstration facility used to test equipment, materials and procedures as well as construction and operating methods.
The SEDC is located in the Rotem Industrial Park in Israel’s Negev Desert, about 157km (97 miles) south of Jerusalem. The SEDC is a scaled cross-section of a typical commercial plant and serves to demonstrate BrightSource Energy’s proprietary LPT solar thermal technology. The six megawatts-thermal facility has been tested and verified by an independent engineering firm, and found to produce the world’s highest temperature and pressure solar steam.
Concentrating Solar Power. 300,000 mirrors: World's largest thermal solar plant (377MW) under construction in the Mojave. 55 percent of U.S. rivers and streams are in poor condition, says EPA. Only 21 percent in "good" condition.