Willamette Clean Up

Last Saturday, while most of our buses and drivers were up at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, my husband and I got up early (for a Saturday), stacked our kayaks on our car, and took off for Cathedral Park. We were heading for our first official river cleanup with the Willamette Riverkeepers and the 3rd Annual Great Willamette Clean Up.


Electric roads? Green energy ghost towns?

Have you ever wanted to drive a car that runs on the street car or trolley system?  I personally have never really thought about it, but Masahiro Hanazawa at Toyota Central R&D Labs in Japan, working with Takashi Ohira at the Toyohashi University of Technology, are all about figuring out how to make this work.  Seemingly, the cars would run on a sort of track like those electric slot race car games where the little cars go flying around the track, deriving their energy from electricity supplied to the track.  Sounds exciting to me!  (http://news.discovery.com/autos/electric-roads-could-power-cars-110915.html) Continue reading Electric roads? Green energy ghost towns?