Trackless Trams-An Alternative to Light Rail

Trackless Trams: An Alternative to Light Rail Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Western Australia talks about trackless trams that are being used in China.  According to him, trackless trams have the potential to replace light rails.  According to Professor Newman, "Trackless trams are neither a tram nor a bus, though they …

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The Birth of a New Tongan Island

According to a new NASA study, "The Birth of a New Tongan Island.In late December 2014 into early 2015, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash, and rock into the air. When the ash finally settled in January 2015, a newborn island with a …

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Ringing in the New Year with resolutions to cut plastic

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The dawn of a new year is a traditional time to address our excesses—whether it’s too many calories, too much spending or too much screen time. This year, several Monterey Bay communities are ringing in 2019 with newly adopted resolutions to cut back on single-use plastic.

In December 2018, the city of Monterey voted to limit the use of disposable plastic service ware in food establishments throughout the city. Earlier in the month, Santa Cruz County adopted a new law targeting single-use plastic packaging for personal care products in the hospitality industry.

Both laws aim to curtail waste and protect Monterey Bay from plastic pollution. They’re part of a global wave of action, from the local to national levels, to slow the flow of plastic from land to sea.

plastic bag_wildscreen A plastic bag floats in the ocean. Photo by Patrick Kelley / Marine Photobank

Our growing plastic problem

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Volcanic heat source discovered under Pine Island Glacier, the poster child for Antarctic melting

[heat source] Plays critical role in movement, melting Via Eurekalert KINGSTON, R.I. — June 22, 2018 — A researcher from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and five other scientists have discovered an active volcanic heat source beneath the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. The discovery and other findings, which are critical […] …

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Dominican supermarkets to help eliminate use of plastics

Environment Minister Ángel Estévez has called on all supermarket chains to start eliminating the use of plastics, “after tons of trash blanketed on the capital’s coast over the weekend, dragged by a storm’s rains,” underlining that “we are polluting the new generations and this must change.” He also warned the business sector to reduce the […] …

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