One of the truly wonderful events that occur bi-annually in this country is the Solar Decathlon (SD), an educational program of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Now that spring is here, many homeowners are looking to begin their next home remodeling project. Whether you're redoing the patio or finally putting in that new pool, you should remember that the value added from renovations differs widely based on a number of factors.
After the Tohoku earthquake three years ago in March 2011, Japan was in a seemingly impossible situation. But miraculously, or seemingly so, in just a few short weeks Japan managed to avert the rolling power cuts that many believed inevitable.