When a big box retailer shutters a store, it leaves behind a big, vacant building. Sears Holdings closed 333 Sears and Kmart stores between 2010 and 2012. Ubiquity Critical Environments was created by Sears Holdings to market space from Sears and Kmart stores as a place for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers.
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Like Prometheus handing down fire from the Gods, harnessing the immense power of fossil energy has made possible the modern world we inhabit. But, as in the Greek legend, with that sudden power comes the threat of unacceptable cost for generations to come. In the more prosaic world of our daily lives, carbon emissions are … Continued
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the record-setting all-solar vessel, has made the transition from showcase to workhorse, gaining a second life as a research vessel gathering data for climate studies related to the Gulf Stream.
New York City, residents will be able to stay a tad more connected thanks to the roll out of free solar powered mobile phone charging stations.
United Airlines signed an agreement with AltAir Fuels of Seattle, a participant in the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest (SAFN) initiative, to purchase 15 million gallons of biofuel. According to United, the fuel will be a drop-in replacement for conventional fuel and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent with no loss in performance and no engine modifications required.
The aviation industry has endorsed an agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but environmentalists say the agreement is vague and lacks teeth.
When it comes to power grids, a major issue is the difference in consumption at different times. The solution could come in the form of giant batteries that store energy during off-peak hours – and release it when necessary.
Can Congress and federal agencies play a significant role in developing innovative solutions to the nation’s most intractable problems?