It's not too late. Grilling season is still in effect. Perhaps you've been putting it off, too intimidated by last year's grit and grime. The residue left over from a season of hot dogs and hamburgers can certainly be off-putting, but it shouldn't stand in the way of a good time. There are only so many days left in grilling season; it's time you dusted off your favorite grilling utensils and joined in on the ritual searing of meat.
Keeping a kitchen clean enough to actually eat from can be harder than it seems: many of the cleaning chemicals that are considered standard for sanitizing a kitchen are harsh or can even trigger allergies. The Tersano Lotus Sanitizing System avoids using chemicals entirely, using an ozone method to decontaminate food and surfaces. The system works faster than bleach, without the awful smells of bleach--and it's approved by both the FDA and USDA. The Tersano Lotus Sanitizing System kills up to 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria and is safe even if you suffer from allergies or sensitive … Read more
Increasing domestic natural gas production and retrofitting buildings to be more efficient should form the basis of a low-carbon U.S. energy policy, according to a statement put out Monday during the Clean Energy Summit.
The summit, held for the second year in Las Vegas, brought together some of the most recognized political figures shaping energy policy, including Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and businessman T. Boone Pickens. Other speakers included Bill Clinton, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Al Gore, and green jobs advocate Van Jones.
The event was organized by the Center for American Progress and … Read more
I'm getting married next week, so Dong takes this opportunity to get an idea of my mood and anticipation level. I think he may actually be a little sad. You know, missed opportunities and all.
Then, Dong tells us all about jailbreaking and unlocking iPhones and why he's a stinkin' terrorist for doing so. With how-to instructions even!
Also, we announce our contest winner. Thanks to everyone who entered.
Hazel is a flexible utility designed to help you tidy up files and folders--especially in your Downloads, Desktop, and Trash--and keep them organized with rules that you specify. You access Hazel through a System Preferences pane, where you can create Mail-style rules to execute a wide variety of actions. For example, Hazel's built-in sample rules include options for cleaning up your Downloads folder, such as automatically moving images and music into your Pictures and Music folders respectively. These sample rules only hint at Hazel's capabilities, though, and you can set the app to automatically import into iTunes and … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--How will a shift in carbon reduction play out with the world's poor? This is an issue The World Bank is grappling with as it prepares for the international climate change summit in Copenhagen this December.
Katherine Sierra, the vice president for sustainable development at The World Bank, and Awais Khan, the director of KPMG's Clean Tech Venture Capital Practice, spoke on this topic Tuesday here at the Commonwealth Club.
Along with higher temperatures, climate change is causing rising sea levels, shifts in rain/snow patterns, and an increase in weather-related natural disasters. Although the impact is … Read more
How vigorously do you scrub your fruits and vegetables when you bring them home from the supermarket? Even if you're buying organic, local fruits and veggies directly from the farm, are you sure no one else's grubby hands were all over them an hour ago?
Food-borne disease is a real threat, and harmful bacteria could be lurking on your fruits and vegetables. Is there anything you can do? Well, yes, according to the makers of Cuisine-Clean.
The Cuisine-Clean machine deep cleans and removes harmful pesticides, as well as E. coli, salmonella, listeria giardia, and cryptosporidium from your food … Read more
OGDEN, Utah--I love my iPhone, but usually, I try not to depend on it keeping a phone call active for that long if I'm moving around much.
But on Sunday, I had what I thought was a noteworthy session of iPhone continuity. On my Road Trip 2009 project, I was here in Ogden, Utah, nestled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, about an hour north of Salt Lake City.
It was a stunningly beautiful day, and Ogden features hiking trails that go straight up into the canyons of these first few miles of the Wasatches. So I drove … Read more
Clean-technology investing could be seeing a rebound.
Cleantech Group, a research firm backed by Deloitte, released a preliminary report on Thursday showing a slight uptick in clean-tech funding during the second quarter of 2009 in North America, Europe, China, and India.
After two quarterly declines, the increase is good news, but the Cleantech Group noted that the quarter-to-quarter comparison for the same period a year ago is still down.
"The (second-quarter) total is up 12 percent from the previous quarter, although down 44 percent from the same period a year ago. The average round size in (the quarter) was $… Read more
Your Cleaner is a free maintenance program that promises to rid your systems of unwanted files. It's not the prettiest program to look at, but it quickly and successfully removed all selected files from our system.
The user interface is plain and the command buttons are haphazardly placed around the window, but it's still easy enough to operate. The interface selections change depending on which clean function you select. We first started by scanning our hard drives for unneeded (and unwanted) files. Using the fast scan option, the program very quickly pulled up empty folders and possible privacy … Read more