While distant glaciers melting and homeless polar bears have been a major focus of the of the mainstream climate change dialogue, our home here in Virginia has not quite made it onto big lists and front page articles, until now.
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In 1879 Thomas Edison unveiled the light bulb at a dramatic ceremony in Times Square. Since then humanity has been obsessed with our 24 hour access to light. We’ve filled our homes, cars, streets, highways, and parking lots with an abundance of lights. While controlled light has been very handy in keeping us safe and entertained at night, there have been some pretty big issues as well.
About one fourth of all intravenous (IV) treatments leak medicine into body tissue, according to Gary Warren, CEO of a small Hampton medical research and development company, ivWatch. Many IV drugs are caustic and, if they leak, can cause pain and tissue damage for patients, problems Warren experienced first hand.
As summer temperatures begin to rise we turn to our old friend air conditioning, but what about all those people around the world without electricity? Extreme heat causes many problems and impacts millions of people around the world. A new idea was recently proposed to cool off homes without electricity and clean up trash at the same time.