Archive for February 2009

Efforts to increase sustainable water supply topic of OU seminar

From The Norman Transcript: Increasing the availability of purified water worldwide will be the focus of an upcoming seminar at the University of Oklahoma. Menachem Elimelech, researcher and chemical and environmental engineering professor at Yale University, will speak about the development and global efforts under way to purify the world’s water supply. The seminar, titled […]

OSU thinks outside the box for campus improvements

From The Journal Record: Farm-to-university dining, a solar- and wind-powered student union and a nonprofit donation distribution program could change the face of Oklahoma State University’s campus and help capture national attention as a center of innovation, professor John Mowen said. The concepts are among those that won top prizes in OSU’s Creativity Challenge contest, […]

Coal plant proposal abandoned

From The Tulsa World: Global power giant AES has dropped its air permit application to build a second Shady Point coal-fired generating plant in southeastern Oklahoma, company spokesman Lundy Kiger said Tuesday afternoon in a news release. “Although we would like to help meet the need for an affordable source of base load power, our […]

NSN Event: Mass Transit Discussion featuring Andrew Rice

7pm, Sunday, Feb. 15th @ Sauced, 2912 Paseo Dr., Oklahoma City Please join us for a public presentation and discussion titled Public & Mass Transit for Oklahoma’s Forward Urbanism.  We will be joined by State Senator Andrew Rice. Oklahomans needs more mass transit options, but our elected officials are still emphasizing highways – even at […]

Bill promoting nuclear energy questioned

From The Oklahoma Daily: Gene Perry, a member of the Norman Sustainability Network, an organization which seeks to educate Oklahomans about conservation, said he is skeptical of claims that nuclear energy would be cheaper for Oklahomans, and he would rather see money put toward renewable energy resources in Oklahoma. “One major problem is nuclear energy […]