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Well, the Equipment is Solar-Powered... Militaries around the world, and the U.S. one in particular, have been warning us about environmental problems and adopting clean energy technology for a while. After all, they see resource contraints and the warming climate as sources of conflicts, and they use a lot of energy, often in dangerous areas where it is expensive and dangerous to bring fuel where it is needed. So it's not surprising to read in the Wall Street Journal that some Marines in Afghanistan are using...Read the full story on TreeHugger
photo: US Army/Creative Commons Within hours of Osama bin Laden announced dead a number of commentators asked if it weren't time for US forces to come home from the overseas adventures of the past decade. Surely it's a massive drain on US finances and resources. I had been wondering what sort of energy savings might result from reining in US militarism might result prior to bin Laden's demise, and now that seems doubling important. So here we go:...Read the full story on TreeHugger