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Nasa: sea levels rising as a result of human-caused climate change 27 August 2015 (NASA) “Josh Willis of NASA explains the space agency’s announcement that a long-term satellite imaging study has shown a dramatic rise in sea levels due to climate change. Show More Summary


Israeli Solar Warms Up; The country has embraced technological innovation—except in renewable energy. Is that finally changing? Daniel Gross, August 7, 2015 (Slate) “…[After six years of development, the first utility-scale solar plant to be built in Israel went online last month. Show More Summary


Wind forecast to help tap more power U. Tejonmayam, August 28, 2015 (Times of India) “Tamil Nadu has the enviable status of being one of the largest wind power-producing states; it also possesses more around 7,800MW installed capacity of this renewable power. Show More Summary


EU-funded project develops wireless recharging solutions for electric cars 2015 August 28 (Xinhua) “The European Union-funded FASTINCHARGE [wireless electric vehicle recharging project aimed at making EVs] more appealing to consumers…[is]...Show More Summary

Vancouver pilot program tests value of new generation of smart thermostats

The city of Vancouver wants to help residents reduce their heating bills by adopting a new generation of thermostats known as smart thermostats.The devices track residents’ behaviours and automatically adjust heating and cooling systems. For instance, a smart thermostat can dial down the heat when it detects that residents are out of the house, at […]

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs & More - 29 August 2015

World Water Week in Stockholm ends today and Josh has a boatload of jobs to post. He sent these on 28 August 2015. I will add some jobs of my own from time to time. Josh's and other job notices are archived here. All the jobs I post are archived...

It Doesn't Pay to Lie on Your Resume

If you are refreshing your resume for a job search, be very careful when describing your skills and achievements. It is natural to want to make a good impression, but lying on your resume is unethical. Resume lies are usually easy to discover, so they can also come back to haunt you months or years later. Show More Summary

Interoute Crosses the Pacific

Interoute is adding network assets in parts of the world far beyond its usual European haunts. Today they revealed the opening of two diverse transpacific routes connecting Hong Kong to Los Angeles.... [visit site to read more]

Deflationary Collapse Ahead?

This mismatch between rising costs of oil production and stagnating wages is what has been happening. The unaffordability problem can be hidden by a rising amount of debt for a while (since adding cheap debt helps make unaffordable big items seem affordable), but this scheme cannot go on forever. read more

Katrina 10 Years On: The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Provides a Way Forward

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It was the costliest, as well as, one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. When the levee system safeguarding New Orleans catastrophically failed, our nation watched in horror as the flood waters spread. read more

Real Energy and Cost Savings. Right Now. Here, in Texas

We are nearing the end of another successful season of EDF Climate Corps, the 8-year-old program run by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) that “embeds” grad students inside companies to find ways to save energy and money and lower carbon emissions. read more

Domestic Market for Distributed Wind Turbines Faces Several Challenges

Last year's installations of mid-size and small wind turbines were the lowest in a decade. Relatively low electricity prices, competition from other distributed energy sources, and relatively high permitting and other nonmaterial costs have presented challenges to the distributed wind market in the United States. read more

Z-Wave Alliance Awards Summer Z-Wave Labs Prize to Smart Energy Start-Up Embue 

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, is announcing the summer winner of its IoT developer competition. Embue, a Boston-based start-up focused on empowering multifamily property managers to tackle energy and operational waste is the next winner of the Alliance’s Z-Wave Labs program. The team at Embue will receive Z-Wave […]

Follow These Interview Tips to Wow the Hiring Manager

Impressing the hiring manager during the interview is not as complicated as it seems. If you utilize tried-and-true techniques, you are bound to do well. Consider some of the ways you can cast a positive impression at your next interview. Show More Summary

UI Is a Big Challenge for Mobile Developers

Wrapping up this week in tech, mobile developers aren't moving as quickly as hoped, DOCSIS 3.1 to be certified and voice recognition use increasing.

5 Tips to Become ADA Compliant

The Americans with Disabilities Act has been in place since 1990, but some employers are still confused about how to achieve ADA compliance. These tips can help you comply with the ADA and avoid lawsuits that could damage your business. Show More Summary

Traditional signaling service takes the connected world back to the future

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Robin Kent, Director of European Operations at Adax If you were to talk to your average mobile phone user, 4G LTE access and Over-The-Top (OTT) applications would be at the top of their list in terms of what they demand from their network operator and handset. We’ve heard for […]

Friday night lights, provided by petrochemicals

Many athletes, from Pop Warner to the NFL, participate in American football each fall. Petrochemicals play a vital role in the game, from the plastics in the equipment used to play the sport to the artificial turf to the souvenirs and cups used for beverage consumption every game. In honor of the return of football season […]

BT begins G.Fast trials

BT has begun its trial of G.Fast technology in Cambridgeshire, with 2,000 Huntingdon homes and businesses accessing speeds of up to 330Mbit/s without the need to lay additional fibre. G.Fast uses existing copper cables to maintain speeds of up to 1Gbit/s as far as 400 metres from the cabinet, which is a much more cost-effective […]

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