TEPCO Starts Fukushima Ice Wall Construction

Tokyo Electric Power Company started building something new and very cold at the ruined Fukushima nuclear power plant complex on Monday. It’s basically a big underground cooler meant to freeze the soil into a rectangular wall around TEPCO’s four nonfunctioning but still highly radioactive reactors. The frozen ground of the … [continued]

Walk Score regional city transit rankings

Choose Your Next Home With Car-Free US City Transit

The website that brought renters, homebuyers, and realtors a powerful index of walkability has done it again, this time for public transit (source: At the end of January, Matt Lerner, CTO of Walk Score, announced a new ranking of the average resident’s access to public transit in a city. … [continued]

Smarter Uses for Displaced Wind Energy

Two designers have created an innovative product meant to capture displaced wind from passing trains or subways and convert that wind power to electricity. Called the T-box, the device was designed by Qian Jiang and Alessandro Leonetti Luparini, winning a silver medal at the 2010 Lite-on awards exhibited in Taiwan.

Cleantech News Link Drop

I decided to leave last week’s roundup of cleantech (or related) news that we didn’t already cover on Cleantechnica to today (for various reasons). So, now, here’s the roundup. China’s High-Speed Trains [VIDEOS] Why fly when you can travel the 1000km between Guangzhou (Canton) near Hong Kong to Wuhan – … [continued]