Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry                  Sordida lauandi Some of today’s dry cleaners have been moving from the chemically based process to greener methods.  But be careful, and don’t be fooled. They may use a petroleum product which can also be construed as … Continue reading

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Hydrofracking

Hydraulic fracturing                                              Hydraulicus fractura The process of extracting natural gas from the earth is currently in heated discussion due to some new technologies that have allowed for drilling as never before possible. Hydrofracking and horizontal drilling are the two newest … Continue reading

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Unforgettable

Unforgettable                                                          Memorabilia Imagine waking in the morning to watch a breathtaking sunrise across the South African Madikwe Reserve horizon.   You let the heated whirlpool sit idly quiet.   Instead, you go out to the rim-flow, never-ending pool on your private sun … Continue reading

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Delta Project

Delta Project                                                                                         Delta libellus People have always been attracted to the water, including rivers and coastal regions.  When branching from a river to the sea, the mouth often forms a triangular shape.  The Greeks called the mouth “delta” after the … Continue reading

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Naturally Stylish

Naturally Stylish Work Clothes        Naturaliter Penicullus Operari Vestimenta In 1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis set out to made work clothes of durable denim with copper rivets.  Little did they know that one day they would be an … Continue reading

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Net-Zero water

Net-Zero Water                                                                     Rete-Ciphra Aqua Water is a necessity of life.  Water, relative to vegetation, can save energy when approached sustainably, and in turn provide an environment that endures.  Landscape architects are in a dynamic and influential position of … Continue reading

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Secret Communications

Secret Communications                                                      Secretum Communicationes …no more. The Global Information Grid, which is a worldwide communications network, is being expanded by the Pentagon to handle yottabytes (septillion bytes – or 500 quintillion pages of text).  In relative terms, the total of … Continue reading

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