Book Review: An American Wasteland

Jonathan Bloom isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty as he examines American food waste from all angles, literally.  In his new book, American Wasteland, Bloom convinces us that food waste is a huge—but solvable—environmental and economic issue. I enjoyed Bloom’s trek through American farms, schools, restaurants, highways, groceries, homes, and landfills to see first-hand […]

How Thermostats Work, Or Why Not Bake When the A/C Is On?

Electric heating and cooling elements or motors are not smart. They only have two settings, off and on. We can’t set them at some middle range to ensure a constant temperature.