The horrific wildfires in Australia have highlighted the way climate change can affect our daily lives. As the impact of a rising thermometer becomes more and more obvious the need for workable solutions takes center stage. High tech and new ideas are often seen as the best answer.
But it might also be worth looking back. Low-tech approaches that have been practiced for thousands of years may point the way forward.
Now the holidays have passed, and you’ve configured all your new electronics, it’s time to decide what to do with those old devices. Before you donate or toss that old iPhone or tablet here’s a way to keep them online— for free!
Will 2020 be the year electric vehicles go mainstream?
There are some important signs that seem to indicate that may be true.
Electric vehicles have been helping Americans get around for more than a hundred years. At the start of the 20th century, a third of the vehicles on the road were battery powered. Continue reading “2020: Year of the EV?”
Growing your own food is one of life’s great pleasures—plus it’s good for you and for the environment. But in increasingly tight, urban homes, we don’t all have room for gardens. And hydroponic systems, as appealing as they may be, often appear to be a whole lot of hardware for only a bit of actual green. Some fresh arugula would be nice for dinner, but who wants giant plastic box taking up half their kitchen to get a few leaves?