Category Archives: environment

New at Erratics – Biofuels: We Need the Money

Will Dalen Rice continues his series on the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, by talking about the ins and outs of financing biofuel development: The ALBC was more of a business conference than it was a technology conference. Many technologies have … Continue reading

Categories: conferences, environment, links

New at Erratics – Biofuels: state of the science and industry

Will Dalen Rice becomes our fourth contributor to Earth Science Erratics with the first of three posts on The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, held in Washington, DC in April. Will offers the newbie’s perspective on the state of the biofuels … Continue reading

Categories: conferences, environment, links

Snow days

Snowed in in Chicago – even a city with a fleet of 300 snow ploughs has its limits… Continue reading

Categories: environment, photos, society

Ten million feet upon the stair

During my time in Edinburgh, I lived in an apartment in a nice old tenement building: several floors of individual flats, all connected by an internal communal staircase. The building is at least a century old, and because this was … Continue reading

Categories: deep time, environment, geomorphology

The Gulf of Mexico spill is bad enough without turning it into a disaster movie

Debunking the methanepocalypse. Do we really need to pretend we’re in a Michael Bay movie? Continue reading

Categories: environment, geohazards