Monthly Archives: May 2013

District Heating: Desirable, but Portable?

Copenhagen enjoys something we don’t have much of here in the United States: district heating.  District heating is a service whereby hot water is delivered to homes and businesses, much like public water supplies are delivered here in cities and … Continue reading

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Cycling, Public Health, and Climate Change

It’s a beautiful day today in Maine, and temperatures should rise into the 80s. This is time of year we’ve all been waiting for. However, the National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert, citing elevated levels of pollutants. … Continue reading

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Comprehending the Consequence of Airline Travel

Of all of the sights we encountered in Denmark, one that stays in my mind is the haunting spectacle of thousands of tiny yellow comet-shaped “tails” representing airline traffic moving across a Science on a Sphere globe at the newly … Continue reading

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Could Maine Adopt the Biking Culture?

Copenhagen is famous for its biking culture. There are over 390 kilometers of bike trails within the city limits. Last year, it was voted the ‘Best city for cyclists’. Today 37% of Copenhagen residents bike to work – their target … Continue reading

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NOVONORDISK Products End Up in Landfills

Novo Nordisk was the first company we toured during our Denmark Energy Tour. Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company focusing primarily on the care of diabetes. They produce insulin and other diabetes related products. As the parent of a … Continue reading

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Recycling in Maine – Do We Need to Do More?

As we walked around Denmark the first few days of our trip I was shocked that there were not any recycling containers anywhere. There were none in the hostel, on the streets or in other public places. I looked everywhere … Continue reading

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Science On a Sphere Needs a Call to Action

The Climate Center in Hojbygaard, Denmark is home to one of 92 Science On a Sphere® (SOS) displays worldwide. Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto … Continue reading

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