A Canadian Coast Guard vessel is towing an incapacitated Russian cargo ship away from B.C.’s Haida Gwaii coast. There were fears the ship, laden with hundreds of tonnes of bunker and diesel fuel, could run aground.
The Homeless GoPro Project repurposes GoPro cameras to dispel myths around homelessness. We help homeless volunteers (“autobiographers”) tell their stories and we help those stories find an audience, while working to enable people everywhere to capture footage in their communities with local partners.
The way attorney and UCLA lecturer Tony Tolbert figures it: you don’t have to have money to be generous. Tony became inspired by Kevin and Hannah Salwen, who sold their 6,500 square foot home, and donated $800,000 to charity. He decided to loan his home to Felicia Dukes, a single parent of four, for a full year. After giving birth to her fourth child, Felicia fell behind on payments, and became homeless. Thanks to Tony’s generosity, Felicia could recuperate financially and emotionally. As for Tony? He’s planning to donate his home again to another family in need.
40% of the total consumption of energy in Europe takes place in buildings, so reducing this consumption is becoming increasingly important. Integrating renewables into the energy supply for buildings is a further step towards moving towards this aim. The UPV/EHU research group ENEDI has developed a modular device based on paraffins that allows thermal energy to be stored, thus reducing the total volume of the system by 50% with respect to storage by means of water, traditionally used in buildings.
Green Mountain Power just broke ground on a 2 MW photovoltaic plant in Rutland, Vermont. While some other large PV systems planned for the area have met with strong opposition (some residents worry large, ground-mount solar arrays will be an eyesore on the state’s pastoral landscape), this project seems to be welcomed with open arms. Why? It’s being built on a 9.5 acre closed landfill.
Mayes found an envelope on that ground last month that had $700 in cash inside. She traced it back to Koi Fusion and returned the money to its owner.
Mayes said she was always taught to do the right thing, and didn’t expect anything in return, other than a thank you.