Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Zealand airline flies jetliner partly run on veggie oil

A Jefliner ran on sustainable biofuel for about 2 hours. Check out the full story at

Friday, December 12, 2008

Kendall Square Holiday on Ice

Two Free Shows

Saturday, December 20th at 2:00pm & 5:00pm

Kendall Square Community Skating will kick off its public skating season with Gingerbread Men, a Carton of Milk, and Holiday Cheer when it presents the Second Annual "Kendall Square Holiday on Ice" - a spectacular, fun-filled skating show, free of charge suitable for all ages - Saturday, December 20th with performances at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

The event produced by Frozen Frog Productions; will feature an exciting cast of professional skaters and performers Featuring skating performances by former stars of Disney on Ice and Ice Capades, and US National and International medalists. Emceed by former Ringling Brothers circus star, Chris Allison
as Bucky the Clown.

"Kendall Square Holiday on Ice" is open to the public and free of charge.
Event Schedule:
* Free Admission and Skate Rentals All-Day
* 2:00pm "Kendall Square Holiday On Ice" (1st performance)
* 3:00pm - 5:00pm Free food and beverage, in addition to Free Skating
* 5:00pm "Kendall Square Holiday On Ice" (2nd performance)
* 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM, Free Skating

Kendall Square Community Ice Rink is 8,400 square feet seasonal outdoor ice skating rink, located in the heart of Kendall Square. The facility is refrigerated, zamboni-maintained and located in a landscaped courtyard. The rink is open to the public 7 days a week December through Mid-March. For more information, including rates, directions, and hours of operation, please visit

For more information please contact John Pyne, Rink Manager at (617) 492-0941 or Kendall Square Community Skating is located at 300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge MA 02142

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hydroponics brings farming to urban environments

Researchers-turned-growers are using hydroponics—the process of growing plants in water instead of soil—to bring farming to urban environments, including apartment buildings, rooftops, and vacant lots.

Once thought of as only a niche technology, hydroponic farming is getting a second look from researchers and public health advocates because of several factors, including the environmental cost of shipping produce from farms to cities and the risk of bacteria across extensive, insecure food chains.

Here's a story from, if you are looking for more info on hydroponics.