Monthly Archives: August 2011

A roadmap for growing prosperity while saving the planet

Chris Jablonski at ZDnet interviewed me recently about my next book, The Infinite Resource.   Here’s a short excerpt.  Click at the link at the bottom to read the whole interview. In your upcoming book, The Infinite Resource – Growing … Continue reading

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Cheap Plastic Made from Sugarcane

Plastics are frequently manufactured from oil, but they can also be manufactured from ethanol.  With oil prices high, Dow is scaling up production of plastics from methanol derived from sugar cane in Brazil.  By implication, if next gen biofuel algae … Continue reading

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Sheer Numbers Gave Early Humans Edge Over Neanderthals

Early humans may have overwhelmed Neanderthals by dint of sheer numbers.  Of course, that begs the question of why homo sapiens had such larger numbers than our homo neanderthalensis cousins. Between 35,000 and 45,000 years ago, Neanderthals in Europe and … Continue reading

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Iron-rich dust fuelled 4 million years of ice ages

            Iron-rich dust fuelled 4 million years of ice ages – environment – 03 August 2011 – New Scientist. DUST is all that’s needed to plunge the world into an ice age. When blown into … Continue reading

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