Archive for June, 2005

Biodiesel in the news

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Laura just called and pointed me to a story on biodiesel on NPR’s Morning Edition: Mike Pelly, owner of Olympia Green Fuels, uses bio-diesel fuel to power his two cars. He makes the mixture from used vegetable oil discarded by Chinese restaurants and fast-food joints. Pelly tells Steve Inskeep how it works. NPR : Driving […]

Declare independence from oil

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

America’s addiction to oil is one of her most serious problems. It is a burden on the economy because it drains trillions of dollars from this country every year. And it is the Achilles’ Heel of the economy because oil is getting more and more expensive, and eventually we will run out of oil. At […]

Back to the grindstone

Monday, June 27th, 2005

So I guess I survived the first day back at work after our awesome, two-week vacation in Iceland and Germany. We are still processing the sights, sounds and cultural impressions. Iceland struck us as a very cool and quietly very powerful place. Huge geological forces are at work here, glaciers and volcanoes shape this island. […]

vacation blogging

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Wow – back in silly-visation after 5 days in Iceland! What a gorgeous, wild raw place! Pictures to follow. After that, Germany seems twice as hectic and crowded. But the weather is great and the beer is a LOT better and more affordable than in Iceland.

Greasecar attacked by bears

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Oh boy! Don’t take your greasecar into Yellowstone (via Sustainablog): Larry Joy, a 53-year-old electrician, said the bear shattered a window on his 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit, tipped the plastic fuel tank on its side and gnawed on car hoses about two weeks ago. He said the evidence included muddy paw prints around the broken window […]