Jim Clarson

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Foldable Solar-Powered Geodesic DOM(E) Home Can be Erected Anywhere

Imagine if you could pack your own Geodesic Dome, pop it up anywhere in the world and feel safe, sheltered and warm? Well, that dream could become …

Chinese Shift: Put the Environment Above GDP Growth

<i>Qin Guangrong is the Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan Province, China</i><p>KUNMING -- Ecological and environmental issues have become strategic issues with a global bearing. As vividly put by some experts, if the 4-billion-year history of the Earth could be compressed to just 100 years, the most …

Simplifying and Scaling Virtual Networking in Microsoft Private Cloud Hyper-V Environments

Windows Server 2012 R2 is central to Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision; the operating system platform delivers enhancements and new features in virtualization, management, storage, networking, and more. Our Cisco server infrastructure solutions (UCS) as well as our management (UCS Director, UCS Manager, …

10 landscape design projects that turned neglected spaces into incredible parks

Landscape architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by …

Urban Design

Balancing Performance and Cost in a Hybrid Server Environment

While some claim that one server OS should solve all of an enterprise’s competing needs, a look inside any data center shows us that reality is very …

Environment Agency poised to open flood data to public

After talks with the cabinet office, real-time river levels, flood maps and more could all become available as free and commercially reusable data<p>The Environment Agency is preparing to release a raft of flood mapping data for free commercial use, following accusations it blocked people finding out …

Lock keepers face uncertain future over Environment Agency cuts

The tree-fringed lock on the Thames at Molesey, Surrey, is 200 years old this year and Steve Bolam has been its keeper for the last dozen. But it is the precise level of the river that he keeps the closest eye on, even having an alarm in the bedroom of his riverbank keeper's cottage that sounds …

Environment groups have a problem with population

It doesn’t take too long to open up incredibly divisive discussions about population, development and the environment. For instance, how would you respond to the following facts?<p>25 years ago, at the time of the ‘Feed the World’ campaign, the population of Ethiopia was around 33m. Today, it’s nearly …

What does the biggest free trade deal in history mean for the environment?

My verdict<p>Both the EU and US are adamant TTIP will not affect both regions’ environmental protection standards. But green groups, forewarned by past experiences of free trade agreements, are incredulous.<p>Any attempt to fully align the two regions would precipitate a disaster for environmental …

Electric Buses Being Tested Around The World, Pleasing Passengers And The Environment

A large, 60-foot electric bus has been running for almost two weeks in Sao Paulo, Brazil where it has transported over 135,000 passengers since …

The Great Lakes Are Still Almost Half Frozen, And It Could Affect The Environment For Years

Though more than a month has passed since ice coverage on the Great Lakes reached a near-record high, the amount of ice that still remains could have a big impact on the environment in the months -- and years -- ahead.<p>As of Wednesday, 37.1 percent of the lakes remain covered in ice. While that's …