Category Archives: environment/climate

Makani’s first commercial-scale energy kite

In December 2016, Makani generated electricity with an energy kite designed to produce up to 600 kilowatts (kW) for the first time. Our largest kite to date, it measures 85 feet across, and has 8 onboard rotors that are each … Continue reading

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Survival Technology – Modern Marvels

All the harsh climates that nature has provided over the centuries inspires humans to cope by preparing themselves the best way they know how. [43:03] Video link.

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Hailstorm – fave

Gatlinburg, TN June 2nd, 2015

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Lake Superior ice stacking

Lake Superior put on a dramatic show with her recent ice in Duluth, Minnesota. The seemingly endless ice sheets broke into large plates and stacked on shore, sounding much like breaking glass. The ice thickness ranged from about 1/4″ to … Continue reading

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Pillar of fire in Australia

So far, it seems all is well in the land dan unduh with no reports of wildfires. The video below was recorded sometime in 2013 when things weren’t so happy and calm.

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Flood eats a road

Flood waters flow so fast that the supporting bed of the road is washed away with the water.

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People vs. winter

Nature is unrelenting. People are generally stupid. Have a laugh at someone’s expense.

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Russian snow plow team

Everybody waits while the machines clear the road.

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One Inch of Snow trailer

Will Atlanta survive? You can run but you can’t drive…

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Antarctica Condition 1 – fave

It feels like that here in Illinois.

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Taking a dump in Antarctica

Where does the waste go? a group of Antarctic scientists as they build the world’s coldest porta-potty, known as the “waste tent.” It’s no surprise that they can’t stop laughing because this one stinks to high heaven.

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Slippery hill

30-car chain accident due to icy weather and slippery road conditions. The video is sped up which makes it easier to watch and perhaps get a little frivolity from other people’s misfortunes.

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Winter is very, very close

Here is our Public Safety Advisory for driving in the snow. It may be a fave, or it may not. Now it’s a PSA. Winter will be loaded with Russian dashcam crashes.

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Solar City and Tesla

The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs … Continue reading

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Tesla solar tiles

Some insight into another Elon Musk vision. [5:54]

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Windsurfing in hurricane conditions

This is one of the reasons why the Darwin Awards exist.

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