Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The PEPY group in Cambodia turned me on to this.
I am a supporter of "fun tourism". An old concept that our productive society seems to have forgotten.
Eco-tourism, "guilt-trips", mission trips, study tours, and "AIDS orphan tourism" don't match up to a nice work-free vacation to a new exotic land.
Friday, August 27, 2010
The calculations have many assumptions built in. I was battling it's assumptions for leaks, but then I read the fine print. The website operates on the assumption from an AWWARF study finding that states nearly all houses have leaks. The study, Residential end uses of water is linked here.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Eating potatoes in Juli, Peru.
Our trip to Ollantaytambo and MachuPicchu, Peru.
A visit to the village of Siusa, Peru.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Historian Douglas Brinkley, author of the excellent chronicle of Hurricane Katrina, The Great Deluge, wrote an Op-Ed for the Financial Times last week (you may need to complete a free registration to read it) titled, To Save the Gulf, Free the Mississippi.
Just like she used to do.
She's so full of surprises
She reminds me of you."-- Heart of the Night by Poco (written by Paul Cotton)
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The solar cooker can boil water and will keep things warm for a long time. Also, you never have to worry about things burning in the solar cooker.
I built this one from a styrofoam box, an old scanner's glass (from LLU SPH), aluminum foil, blue masking tape, and some Arizona license plates spray painted black.
Build a solar cooker
Recipes for solar cookers
I prefer Sophea's design over many of the solar cookers you see in these websites. It is portable and cute.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
If you want to save the water and worry about flushing efficiency, there are several other options:
Friday, April 30, 2010
It is getting spent, but slowly.
Fred Sajous, a Haitian earthquake survivor armed with a video camera and a cause, is a man on a mission: to figure out how the American Red Cross spent the $430 million it raised for the disaster.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/27/1601420/spotlight-falls-on-red-cross-spending.html?story_link=email_msg#ixzz0mbJuMkrZ
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Water Wired posted a very helpful link for those of us who worry about these questions:
Asit Biswas, an expert in international water resource management, has changed his mind. He no longer believes a world water crisis is a crisis of physical supply. It is, instead, a crisis of management.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
What Mehl and his team found was that, consistent with prior research, higher well-being was associated with spending less time alone and more time talking to others.
Furthermore, and maybe more surprisingly, they found that higher well-being was robustly related to having less small talk and more substantive conversations.
Compared with the unhappiest participants in the study, the happiest participants had roughly one-third as much small talk and twice as many substantive conversations.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics
The aim of the Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics is a continuous and timely dissemination of innovative, practical and industrial applications of computational techniques to solve the whole range of hitherto intractable fluid mechanics problems. The journal is a truly interdisciplinary forum, and publishes original contributions on the latest advances in numerical methods in fluid mechanics and their applications to various engineering fields including aeronautic, civil, environmental, hydraulic and mechanical. The journal has a distinctive and balanced international contribution, with emphasis on papers addressing practical problem-solving by means of robust numerical techniques to generate precise flow prediction and optimum design, and those fostering the thorough understanding of the physics of fluid motion.
Environmental Microbiology Reports
You are invited to submit manuscripts succinctly reporting significant advances to Environmental Microbiology Reports, the new online sister journal to Environmental Microbiology, devoted to publishing Brief Reports in the field of microbial processes in the environment, microbial communities and microbial interactions.
My journal bookmarks:
EPA, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Park Service, and several other agencies and organizations, are sponsoring the Great Basin / Mojave Desert Climate Change Workshop, focusing on natural resource research, adaptation, and mitigation needs. The workshop will be held from April 20-22, 2010 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. It will examine how climate change is affecting natural resources in deserts of the western U.S. and identify essential research needs to address in the coming decade. The workshop offers a valuable opportunity for scientists and natural resource managers to gather for a discussion of their information needs and opportunities. For additional information, please visit http://www.wr.usgs.gov/workshops/index.html.