‘Poo-Gloos’ Sound Funny, Eat Sewage


Wastewater is no laughing matter. Especially when there’s too much of it. During storms and times of heavy runoff, partially or untreated sewage can flow into ditches, streams, rivers and lakes. Which isn’t too pretty if you’re a fish or somebody who drinks water. The solution to this disgusting mess has been framed as an expensive one, “Communities will need hundreds of billions of dollars in coming years to construct and upgrade wastewater infrastructure,” according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

But the folks who make “Poo-Gloos,” also known as Bio-Domes, say their product can clean up sewage for less money than mechanical plants. And they have a study that backs it up. Read More »

U-Haul to Start Loaning Cars in Utah


A Ford Escape hybrid, one vehicle to be offered at U Car Share in Utah. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

They call it U Car Share, and say it’s the next step, after more than 60 years of loaning trucks to people moving to new homes.

The U-Haul people are opening up a vehicle sharing service in Salt Lake City. Membership is free, for now, and members can access cars around the clock. The service is designed for drivers like students at the University of Utah. Read More »