- just in time for long weekend MT @ENERGY: We asked, you shared your tips for saving energy during a vacation go.usa.gov/brEe 5 hours ago
- off to a better place no doubt MT @katiefehren: Report: @btrplc to file for bankruptcy gigaom.com/2013/05/24/rep… scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?… 5 hours ago
- just in time for the weekend RT @bradplumer: Boom. These 31 charts will destroy your faith in humanity: wapo.st/133SjJ7 5 hours ago
- german journalist meets solar roadways scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id… and is charmed spiegel.de/international/… 6 hours ago
- you know what's awesome? kids racing electric cars davidbiello.tumblr.com/post/512413827… via @nrel 6 hours ago
Author Archives: dbiello
THE RED VEINS of a certain pink petunia flower come courtesy of human DNA — the A’s, C’s, T’s, and G’s that teach a cell how to build itself. With the help of a virus, Brazilian-born Eduardo Kac was able … Continue reading
“As in all things, the bacteria got there first. One tiny cell built inside of itself a new pigment, a brilliant green thanks to its ability to absorb only certain colors in the light of a younger, weaker Sun. The … Continue reading
So now that I’ve settled on the classic “journey” structure (for the moment), I’m turning my attention to characters. Who’s going to populate this book of mine? And who’s going to keep readers turning pages? I’ve got folks who could … Continue reading
As I set out on this book writing project, the first (and by no means smallest) challenge to surmount is how in the world I’m going to structure a book about a bunch of misfits having a scientific argument. I … Continue reading
Humanity is now writing a new chapter in Earth’s history. The choices we make now will help set the thermostat of the entire planet for at least tens of thousands of years. If people, plants and animals don’t like the … Continue reading
As interested in readers appear to be in the Anthropocene thus far, at least, publishers… not so much. Either I’m not expressing the idea well or wittily or it’s just too darn depresssing. Onwards!
“The Holocene may have ended when James Watt invented his steam engine.” Read some idiot musing on the Anthropocene.
I LIVE IN A SUPERFUND site. So do you, no matter where you live. Despite environmental laws older than I am and the migration of U.S. heavy industry overseas, the toxic impacts of modern human life touch every inch of … Continue reading
Can cleaner sources of energy not only power our economy but also drive a recovery from the Great Recession? That’s the question confronted by policymakers across the U.S.—and by debaters in the Intelligence Squared series hosted March 8 by New York … Continue reading