Friday, March 20, 2009


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Today's theme is "technology," apparently.

  • Tomorrow is World Water Day. To raise awareness of the global water crisis, One Drop's e-campaign Digg for Water is underway, via digg, twitter, facebook, and probably some other decidely lowercased Web sites.
  • A team of U.K. scientists have constructed a robotic fish to monitor sea pollutants. They navigate independently, without a remote control, and send their signals back to the lab over a Wi-Fi connection. But they'll set you back about $30,000. Maybe we can hope for a catfish model for Lake Pontchartrain. Hit the link for a video.
  • Ah, the ubiquity of the iPhone. It's slowly replacing any need for a phonebook, newspaper, laptop, video game console, and now you're friendly, neighborhood greenspaperman. Locavore, one of the product's latest applications, will tell you what's in season and which farmers markets near you can carry it.
  • The Just Do One organization extended their Earth Day video contest deadline to April 1. Greg Horn founded the Web site for users to post videos of their ideas for sustainable living. The user with the best ideas wins $5,000, so start shootin'.
  • Good news for Louisiana lawns. Common centipede grass, found almost anywhere, is an ideal palate for sustainable landscapes, according to the LSU AgCenter. It's also super-low maintenance and has a low risk for pest problems and a sort of "off" switch when it's too dry.

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