Category Archives: Technology

Dark Side of Green Technology

There are often unintended consequences of environmentalism and this article from New Geography explores a couple of them surrounding the production of electric vehicle batteries. An excerpt. “The hype these days is to stop using those dirty fossil fuel driven … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology, Transportation

Technology Helping Farmers

Not to mention reducing the backbreaking labor now required harvesting most crops by hand, this new technology reported by AG Alert is wonderful. An excerpt. “Amid employee shortages, groundwater issues and other challenges, farmers in Monterey County and elsewhere are … Continue reading

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Self-Driving Cars Way Off in Future

That’s according to this article from the New York Times and no one should be surprised given the complications on our roadways. An excerpt. “A year ago, Detroit and Silicon Valley had visions of putting thousands of self-driving taxis on … Continue reading

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Fighting Fires with Technology

Great article about this from the New York Times. An excerpt. LOS ANGELES — As out-of-control wildfires in the West grow more frequent and more intense, fire departments in Southern California are looking to big data and artificial intelligence to … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology

Los Angeles & Sacramento Worst for STEM Jobs

According to this study from the American Enterprise Institute. An excerpt. A new study from the AEI Housing Center examines the 30 metro areas with the highest number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs in 2018, and ranks … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade, Hydropower

Informative article about a new, giant lathe from Water Power Magazine. An excerpt. Voith has installed one of the largest, state-of-the-art vertical machining tools in North America – the Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) – at its York, Pennsylvania plant. In … Continue reading

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California & Hydroelectric Power

A very good article about it from the Water Power Magazine. An excerpt. Against a backdrop of diminishing environmental standards at the federal level, America’s states are taking the baton. In September, California’s outgoing governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law … Continue reading

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Green Technology’s Dark Side

An excellent and very informative back story from New Geography. An excerpt. When you consider the push for electrical vehicles (EVs) to replace gas and diesel combustion transports on our roadways, the carbon footprint valuation appears quite attractive. The batteries that … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail

It’s too bad this project, which would be a wondrous benefit to California, is on uncertain grounds, as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. It’s been a dream for years in California’s sprawling Central Valley. Sleek bullet … Continue reading

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Nuclear, Still the Best Option

As this article from the City Journal explains. An excerpt. At the heart of the sprawling Indian Point Energy Center, 30 miles up the Hudson River from Manhattan, stands a modest, oblate structure easy to overlook at first glance. The … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology