It’s Always Sunny Underneath NYC

One of the most innovative public park spaces has been right under New York City’s nose all the time. But when they say “under,” they mean it. The new Lowline project proposal takes an unused space with loads of character, and turns it into something the likes of which the city has never seen. The…

Film Director James Cameron Builds a Better Solar Panel

What’s the biggest complaint about solar panels, aside from the expense? It’s probably their lack of widespread aesthetic appeal. But Hollywood film director and solar aficionado, James Cameron, has developed something so attractive and useful, it’s like a solar flower field that can reduce grid-based electricity consumption to zero, or close to it. Attractive and…

Harnessing Wave Power for Electricity

Renewable energy isn’t just a good idea. More and more, it’s becoming mission critical for survival, at least as we know it. But new technology has arrived that might be another answer. Traditional methods of producing electricity have their problems, which most everyone knows too well. But what if the very clean, renewable source of…

4 of 2015’s Most Endangered Historic Locations

America’s history might not rank with some European countries, but it is nonetheless filled with examples of important architectural and natural locations. And while historic preservation societies exist from coast to coast, the simple truth is that everything can’t be saved, whether or not it’s worthy. The National Trust for Historic Preservation publishes a list…