Saturday, January 19, 2008

Reading Roundup: Jan. 19

Reading Roundup is a regular feature of WebEchoes. It exists to limit the number of "read this" posts with minimal commentary on my part.

Pictures from the End of the World, by Amado Becquer Casaballe : TreeHugger
Photos from Antarctica.

Breaking News: MMS Releases Favorable Report on Cape Wind : Sustainablog
Good news for the Cape Wind project. Perhaps within a year they can actually do something. Assuming that someone doesn't scuttle the project in some other phase.

Small-Scale CO2 Capture Plumps Up Vink's Peppers : TreeHugger
Interesting innovation and way to use CO2 in a useful way. Did that say 'per hour' for the wood burning rate?

The Key Ideas Behind Sky Trust » Celsias
Rounding out the emissions cap and trade with a summary of the SkyTrust and similar proposals for creating a Non-Government emissions management organization and how to use the proceeds from emissions credits/taxes.

Monsanto's latest court triumph cloaks massive market power | Grist | Victual Reality
More on Monsanto and the seed and fertilizer/herbicide business. Mostly, how much of food production is controlled by the companies selling the seeds.

Compact Stellarator: Fusion reactors that produce star-like power (Triple Pundit)
Nuclear Fusion Reactor demonstration project being built. Decades away, but apparently possible, at least in theory. Of course, nothing comes free...what are the side effects, down sides and dangers. (eg: if it generates 1000MW, does it take 900 to power the magnets?)