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Ecology, Energy, and Resource Links

When adding a link, please format it like one of the existing ones, write a brief review, and put it in alphabetical order. Please also add your signature and time stamp, via --~~~~ (two dashes and four tildes), which will automatically expand to your name and timestamp. Contact Jan Steinman for help if needed.

These are reviewed links of websites that deal with:

inter-relatedness of the web of life
the root source of all life
natural resources
Aeronautica Windpower 
This company buys, refurbishes, and sells used wind turbines in the 65kW to 500kW range. --Jan Steinman 07:38, 2 July 2008 (PDT)
Appleseed Biodiesel Reactor 
Parts list and plans for a biodiesel processor made from a hot water heater, similar to the one EcoReality uses to make biodiesel. --Jan Steinman 12:54, 18 September 2011 (PDT)
Blu Bird 
Two brothers, going across Canada in a vegetable-oil-powered school bus, gathering knowledge and insight on what it means to be sustainable. —Jan Steinman 02:14, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Blue Green Earth 
a collection of short fiction, extracts of novels, poetry, lyrics, polemics, opinions, eyewitness accounts, news, features, information and arts in any form relating to eco-cultural, eco-social, or eco-spiritual issues, events, and activities. --Jan Steinman 15:38, 23 May 2005 (PDT)
dedicated to a sustainable future A wide variety of topics are covered, including education, economics, community, living, technology, and publishing, with tons of linked information. (This site does not appear to be associated with the Callenbach books of the same name.) --Jan Steinman 11:10, 3 Jun 2005 (PDT)
End of Civilization 
Transcript of a keynote speech by Guy McPherson given to the University of Arizona's Master of Public Health (MPH) program on 17 August 2007.
Future Scenarios 
David Holmgren's vision of the world unfolding under the combined threats of climate change and energy decline. --Jan Steinman 09:35, 30 May 2008 (PDT)
Food, Fuel, and Freeways 
an Iowa perspective on how far food travels, fuel usage, and greenhouse gas emmissions. I'll bet you didn't know that the average distance that food travels between where it is grown and where it is consumed is over 2,400 kilometers! (1,500 miles). National food distribution uses as much as 17 times as much fuel as regional and local distribution -- which means 17 times as much greenhouse gas. --Jan Steinman 15:38, 23 May 2005 (PDT)
A blog, sponsored by the Los Angeles Times newspaper, devoted to "environmental news from California and beyond."
Oil + Water 
One veggie oil burnin' truck! 16,000 miles, two continents, 16 countries, two long-time friends, more! A blog of two kayakers in search of great water, driven around the globe by vegetable oil. --Janemail 01:43, 17 June 2006 (PDT)
Paper, or Plastic? 
Next time you're confronted with packaging choices, just say "none!" Seriously, this web page from the Institute for Lifecycle Environmental Assessment features graphs outlining the relative environmental impact of various packaging materials, including breakdown for different plastics. --Jan Steinman 15:38, 23 May 2005 (PDT)
PlantDrive International 
Suppliers of kits and parts for converting diesel engines to run on pure vegetable oil, based in Salmon Arm, BC. I'm familiar with several PlantDrive installations, and have purchased components from them for the conversion I did to Veggie Van Gogh. It's top-notch stuff! —Janemail 05:35, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
Popular Mechanics on Alternative Fuels 
What is most suitable for powering our transportation-heavy life-style? This article compares the alternatives, and comes up with some surprises. --Janemail 22:03, 27 April 2006 (PDT)
Speaking Truth to Power 
Carolyn Baker offers unique insights into the coming global crisis facing humanity, including reporting and analysis of current events, opinion on causes and coping strategies, book reviews, and other fascinating material. She also offers an on-line newsletter. --Jan Steinman 06:32, 16 October 2008 (PDT)
Swarm Savvy 
(Science News, V175 N10 P18, 9 May 2009) "How bees, ants, and other animals avoid dumb collective decisions." An interesting look at consensus quorum, a way that (for example) a honey bee swarm can quickly move to a new location without letting all 10,000 bees speak out at a big meeting. —Janemail 07:04, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Wind Power 
A great DIY site for small wind power systems. Planning, design, towers, techniques, and materials are covered to varying degree, along with links to other wind power websites. --Jan Steinman 11:18, 9 April 2006 (PDT)

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