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Fracking chemicals do make it into groundwater -- demonstrated by distinguished Scientist studying fracking's effects in Pennsylvania.
A study released by a team of Penn State scientists found evidence that groundwater near a shale gas well in Bradford County, Pennsylvania was tainted by
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Miniscule barely detectable amounts of radioactive particles from Fukushima are in the Pacific.  Do we worry?  Saying the PACIFIC IS FRYING WITH RADIATION is way overblown.  At the same time there's no safe dose for radioactive particles.
Fallout from the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant took nearly four years to reach North American waters. Credit Photograph by Christoph Bangert/laif/Redux
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Japan approving nuclear reactors to restart under tougher guidelines.  Seismologist is warning of further earthquake dangers.
The nation's new nuclear regulator ignored earthquake risk and its own rules in approving the safety of the Sendai nuclear plant, said Kobe University prof
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The Government estimates a 75% chance of a major oil spill once full drilling operations begin in the Arctic.  At the same time the plan is to open large areas of Alaska's continental shelf to oil exploration. http://longtailpipe.com/2015/05/12/obama-administrations-gift-oil-industry-arctic-oil-spill-disaster-waiting-happen/
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As Obama enters the twilight years of his Presidency, I guess he's decided that he doesn't need to hide his Corporate sellout maneuvers anymore..
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Turkey may be playing both sides of the energy game between Russia and the West.
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“I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable,” Christie said.
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Secret Japanese Military report predicted Fukushima disaster ...
The Foreign Ministry secretly conducted a simulation in 1984 to assess damage from a hypothetical attack on a nuclear power plant in a war and concluded th
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Bio-remediation near the Fukushima disaster.  Article sez Canola absorbs Cesium from the soil, and that in a few areas the land around Fukushima will be clean.
A bright yellow expanse of canola flowers about 25 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is providing more than just a blaze of color: The flowers are also helping to remove radioactive cesium from the soil.
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Drought and bark beetles are devastating California's forests, raising concerns about wildfires.
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I've developed an open source toolchain for publishing EPUB3 books, and have released the guidebook under Creative Commons.  While thinking about the result, I remembered Richard Stallman's warning about the dangers of electronic books.

Conditions have changed a little since his warning.  EPUB3 is a very cool format for publishing electronic books, with the capability of using leading web technology like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for interactivity.  

The capability is there for completely open books ...
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Education
  • Univ of Kentucky
    Computer Science, 1981 - 1988
  • Barbara Brennan School of Healing
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Electric Vehicle Journalism, Software Development, Node.js book author
Introduction
Journalist covering electric vehicles via PlugInCars.com, and TorqueNews.com, as well as other green technology and environmental topics on examiner.com

Software engineer, most recently with Yahoo working on their Node.js stack; formerly with Sun working in the Java SE team

Software Quality Engineering Test Automation Architect

Author of a Node.js book, Node Web Development

Blogging about Sustainability issues, Green Transportation, the full-life-cycle of the transportation system, and technology and other stuff

Helping to launch Transition Silicon Valley and Transition Mountain View (Transition Towns movement)

Developer of Java's java.awt.Robot class
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Blogger, Green Transportation and Technology Advocate, Software Engineer, Mouth Breather
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Journalism, Blogging, Software Engineering, Online community management
Employment
  • Recargo
    Website Developer, 2013 - present
    Upgrading look/feel/implementation of PlugInCars.com, one of the leading news and information websites in the electric vehicle field. This means Drupal theming work.
  • PlugInCars.com
    Reporter, 2013 - present
    News and journalism covering the electric vehicle scene.
  • Packt
    Book author, 2011 - present
    Written Node Web Development, an introductory guide to software development with Node.js. First version was in 2011, second version was in 2013.
  • V is for Voltage - http://visforvoltage.org
    Owner, 2006 - present
    Owner of online discussion forum focusing on electric bicycles, electric scooters, electric motorcycles, electric cars, etc
  • examiner.com - writer
    Green Transportation Examiner, 2009 - present
    Covering news about Green Transportation, Green Living and the Environment
  • TorqueNews
    Reporter, 2011 - 2014
    News and journalism about electric vehicles, focusing specifically on Tesla Motors
  • Charged EV's Magazine
    Writer, 2012 - 2014
    Magazine articles covering the unfolding electric vehicle scene
  • Yahoo
    Principle Engineer - Mobile Test Software Automation, 2009 - 2011
    Architect of Software Quality Engineering for Yahoo's Node.js hosting stack
  • Sun Microsystems
    Staff Engineer, 1998 - 2009
    Architect of Software Quality Engineering for the Java SE platform.
  • VXtreme
    Senior Software Engineer, 1996 - 1997
    Software engineer developing video streaming server software
  • MainSoft
    Senior Software Engineer, 1994 - 1996
    Software engineer developing GUI toolkit for Unix/X11 that's compatible with WIN32 API.
  • The Wollongong Group
    Senior Software Engineer, 1990 - 1994
    Software engineer developing X.400/RFC-822 compatible email systems.
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Fox News’ demented poster boy: Why angry rancher Cliven Bundy is no patriot
www.salon.com

The right's new fixation: An angry old white man who thinks freedom means not having to follow the law

Green Transportation Examiner
plus.google.com

Reporting on the electric vehicle revolution

Electric cars are safer than gasoline cars
greentransportation.info

Date: Thu Oct 17 2013 19:19:37 GMT-0700 (PDT). Tags: EV Truths. As of this writing there have been a couple electric car fires. The fires we

Tesla Motors
plus.google.com

Accelerating the world's transition to electric mobility.

Celebrating Craig Childers: A Powerful Force for Electric Car Legislatio...
www.plugincars.com

The electric car world lost one of its great unsung heroes on Aug. 22, when Craig Childers died at the age of 57. Childers—a rare breed of h

Does the Tea Party understand the Constitution?
www.salon.com

The Right constantly claims devotion to our founding documents. The problem: Its policies completely violate them

Mission Motors teases highest performance electric vehicle ever
www.torquenews.com

Coming June 3, Mission Motors promises to unveil the most advanced production motorcycle, that will also be the highest performance electric

Transcript: GM CEO Daniel Akerson at Brainstorm Green - Fortune Tech
tech.fortune.cnn.com

General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson joined Fortune's Geoff Colvin on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference. He shared his perspecti

Obama rejects Keystone XL project while staying in bed with the oil indu...
www.examiner.com

Today the Obama Administration released a statement rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline project citing obstructionist Republicans.   The anno

Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan following different paths to electric car nirvana
www.torquenews.com

If electric cars are our future, the automakers are following different paths to that goal, where most are focusing attention on one or two

The Long Tail Pipe: Ultra low energy required, high fun and exercise
blog.longtailpipe.com

Cargo bicycles are a great way to get around, do some shopping, catch some fresh air, exercise the legs, contribute to our city being a nice

The Long Tail Pipe: Is GM going to build the Chevy Volt in China, and do...
blog.longtailpipe.com

Reports have been circulating since last year that GM is planning to move electric car development and/or manufacturing to China. In some ci

The Long Tail Pipe: Electric cars do not have a virtual coal tender that...
blog.longtailpipe.com

Are electric car sales "bogged down" and "slow"? It depends on whether you compare sales figures to sales of equivalent gasoline cars, or wh

The Long Tail Pipe: Transportation infrastructure creates JOBS that Amer...
blog.longtailpipe.com

Transportation infrastructure creates JOBS that America needs, and cements in place certain transportation choices. There are a pair of comp

The Long Tail Pipe: Re: The American Way to Natural Gas Vehicles -- and ...
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On the Motley Fool is a piece about how Heckmann Corporation is looking to expand the use of liquified natural gas use in big trucks. The st

The Long Tail Pipe: Why are Ford and Toyota teaming up on hybrid truck d...
blog.longtailpipe.com

Why are Ford and Toyota teaming up on hybrid truck development? It's the new 54.5 MPG CAFE Standards! The other day Ford and Toyota anno

Electric race cars from Yokohama and Kleenspeed at REFUEL 2012
www.torquenews.com

While there are plenty of electric cars being built nowadays, there are few outright electric race cars in existence, so it was rare that tw

Tesla Motors reports massive losses for 2012, profitability in 1st quart...
www.torquenews.com

Tesla Motors' management expects to immediately shift from massive losses while preparing for Model S sales, to immediately become profitabl

Honda upgrades rare earth metals recycling from used nickel-metal hybrid...
www.torquenews.com

Rare earth metal recycling could resolve a geopolitical power headache, and Honda's new process is a big step in that direction.

Blink and ChargePoint join for electric car charging station sharing
www.torquenews.com

The two companies will mitigate one of the frustration points of electric car ownership, the necessity to join multiple charging station net