Front page news yesterday – the hotly-disputed Cape Wind project has been approved. It will be our first offshore wind farm.
On the other side of the country, an enormous wind project – planned to be the largest in the country – was supposed to break ground in Oregon tomorrow, but the Air Force is holding [...]
Every Friday for several weeks, the Worldwatch Insitute has been posting a quick life-cycle study on some common item – topics have included antibiotics, beer, dry cleaning, and toothpaste. They’re entertaining to read, and provide some nice historical background as well as a few paragraphs about the environmental impacts of the production/use/disposal/etc. of the product [...]
The first a deliciously cranky short piece about why cities striving to be “world class” is a rotten idea: “World class” just means banal:
The joy of great cities lies in their differences. What’s special about Stockholm is different from what makes London or Vienna attractive. The “world class city”, and its gormless sibling, [...]