Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spray Foam: Saving Lives & Dollars in Iraq & Afghanistan

Fuel trucks are a tempting target for insurgents. And most of them are caring fuel for electric generators. And most of the electricity is needed for air conditioning. Reduce the amount of fuel being used and you save lives. Foam insulation yields 92% reduction in the electrical energy needed. Hence, spray foam insulation pays for itself almost instantly. And renewable energy sources (wind and solar) became valuable supplemental sources.

Spray Foam Insulation Saving Lives & Billions of Dollars in Iraq & Afghanistan

The military's $20 billion air conditioning bill

Yellowstone Quakes and Yellowstone Calderas

Friday's news about earthquakes in Alaska and Argentina made me think about a quake I felt in 1959. In 1959, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Yellowstone while I was living in Idaho.

In Yellowstone, there's the added fact that the North American plate is moving over a hot spot that will in some future millennium erupt as a super-volcano and cause extended winter-like conditions.
Note: Humans and cheetahs almost became extinct when Toba blew 74,000 years ago due to harsh conditions.

Earthquakes For Kids: