Category Archives: Technology

Natural Gas-Powered Plants

They provide needed and reliable energy—as the rolling black-outs recently attest—and need to stay open. This article from California Globe discusses current meetings to ensure they do. An excerpt. “This week, environmental organizations, officials from numerous cities, and energy company … Continue reading

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Technology & the Virus

Excellent article from New Geography. An excerpt. “While it’s helped a lot of Americans who are displaced from their offices get their work done, it’s fallen short in areas like education and disease tracking and has once again highlighted the … Continue reading

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Outer Space

A wonderful article from Aeon Magazine reminding us that it truly is infinite. An excerpt. “Space, as they say, is big. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979), Douglas Adams elaborates: ‘You may think it’s a long way down the road to … Continue reading

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Water Supply Reliability

A review of this issue from the California Water Blog. An excerpt. “Water supply reliability is a major policy and management goal in California, and in the rest of the world, today and since the beginning of time.  The goals … Continue reading

Posted in History, Technology, Water

31 Day Accurate Weather Forecasts

A dream you say, maybe not, according to this article from Scientific American. An excerpt. “Hey, Google, what’s the weather? We have become comfortable with the idea that we can make decisions based on accurate weather forecasts for the next … Continue reading

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Good News about Nuclear Power

The head of the spear in America’s nuclear energy industry has just been sharpened, according to this article from the Washington Examiner. An excerpt. “A new Trump administration policy enabling U.S. government financing for nuclear energy projects abroad could help … Continue reading

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Space Mining, Wow!

That is certainly in the future, as this article from the Federalist notes. An excerpt. “We’re going to the moon. We’re going to Mars. And, before you know it, we’ll be going to the asteroid belt. “Space is back, baby. … Continue reading

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Working Remotely

As it has become well-used during the virus, what does it future look like? This article from City Journal examines that. An excerpt. “Amid the Covid-19 global pandemic, remote work (or telework) has gone from an optional perk to an … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Technology

Weather Forecasting

Still an inexact science—especially vital in terms of water—but this article from Comstock’s Magazine reports on potential improvements. An excerpt. “One rainy morning last December, John James stood outside holding a big white balloon, which looked like a perfect target … Continue reading

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Nuclear Energy News

It’s pretty exciting, as this article from City Journal reports. An excerpt. “At some point in 2021, if all goes according to plan, earthmoving equipment will arrive at a scruffy, windswept spot in eastern Idaho and begin excavating a large … Continue reading

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