RUN GMC: China, EVs, and the future of clean automobiles

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018
RUN GMC: China, EVs, and the future of clean automobiles

“You know what FORD stands for, girls?” my grandpa used to ask my sister, Mattie, and me. “No,” I’d reply, but I already knew where his joke was heading. Being a General Motors (GM) car dealer led to an adamant, dedicated brand loyalty among the Fuson family lines, and jokes about other car brands were […]

It’s Poo Power: How Dairy Cows Could Provide the Electricity of the Future

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017
It’s Poo Power: How Dairy Cows Could Provide the Electricity of the Future

They call it ‘cow power.’ A San Francisco-based company, Sustainable Conservation, wants to use the methane produced from cow manure to provide electricity for mass consumption. California is home to nearly 1,750 California dairy farms and 1.79 million milk cows, and as wonderful as this burgeoning California industry may be, these cows – and others […]

Petrocultures @ U of A to Receive Major Grant for ‘After Oil’ Project

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015
Petrocultures @ U of A to Receive Major Grant for ‘After Oil’ Project

KIAS research grant will help secure funding for “After Oil” Petrocultures project Part 1 of an in-depth look at the Arts-based KIAS Cluster Grant research projects By Angelique Rodrigues, with files from Carmen Rojas The Kule Institute for Advanced Studies (KIAS) marked its fifth anniversary this year with the announcement of a $500,000 research cluster […]

New Product Lets Men Generate ‘Dirty’ Renewable Energy Via Masturbation

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015
New Product Lets Men Generate ‘Dirty’ Renewable Energy Via Masturbation

Ecology has always been intimate.  Toxins such as persistent organic pollutants pervade our fat cells.  Our foodways affect the climate.  Endocrine-disrupting, gender-bending synthetic chemicals in plastics and other substances lead to lower sperm counts. Most sex toys are made from petrochemicals.  The decision to procreate, or how many children to have, is the single most impactful environmental decision people […]

Eric Klinenberg, “Climate Change and the Future of Cities,” March 9th

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015
Eric Klinenberg, “Climate Change and the Future of Cities,” March 9th

Eric Klinenberg, New York University: “Climate Change and the Future of Cities” March 9th, 2015, 430-6pm at Rice U, Sewall Hall 309 Sponsored by CENHS, the Kinder Institute, and the Department of Sociology The fundamental threat to the human species is our collective inability to reduce our carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate […]

CFP: The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix, May 25-7

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015
CFP: The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix, May 25-7

SENIX Conference in Stockholm on May 25-27, 2015 – The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix. Building the future energy system will meet social and political challenges. This is well acknowledged, but still there is insufficient action to involve the stakeholders needed for transparent and robust decision making by the end users […]

CFP: Energies and the Arts Conference

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014
CFP: Energies and the Arts Conference

Conference on ‘Energies and the Arts’ next Fall in Australia: Energies and the Arts Conference Presented by National Institute for Experimental Arts in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia 13-15 August 2015 Energy often serves as a word-when-lost-for-words to describe situations of great intensity, or to describe something that fuses disparate elements or is […]

Deeper Water: A Report from Houston’s Offshore Technology Conference

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014
Deeper Water: A Report from Houston’s Offshore Technology Conference

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), an annual meeting for scientists, technologists, salespeople, job-seekers and corporate honchos in the offshore oil and natural gas extraction industry, is the largest annual conference in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States. This year it attracted nearly 110,000 participants from 43 countries and was housed at the appropriately-named […]

Helen Hughes’ New Book GREEN DOCUMENTARY

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014
Helen Hughes’ New Book GREEN DOCUMENTARY

Cross-post from Steve Rust at Ecomedia Green Documentary: Environmental Documentary Film in the 21st Century, a fantastic-looking new book from U Chicago Press by Helen Hughes, will  be published in June by Intellect. Hughes is a senior lecturer in film studies at the University of Surrey. Here’s the book description: “During the first decade of the […]

Marina Zurkow, “Mesocosm (Wink, TX)” @ Rice Gallery This Week

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014
Marina Zurkow, “Mesocosm (Wink, TX)” @ Rice Gallery This Week

Come and see Marina Zurkow’s animation “Mesocosm (Wink, TX)” at the Rice Gallery screening room. The animation will be screened all week during the gallery’s usual hours.