Posts Tagged ‘environment’

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    A Pollution Tale With 2 Happy Endings

    Aug 10, 12 • 426 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes green incentives can have unintended consequences. Our story begins in an airport. About to board a flight, an environmentally concerned individual purchases “carbon offsets.”  Yes, that flight will pollute the air but the offset could......  [read more]

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    Should We Buy Local?

    Jun 21, 12 • 411 Views • No Comments

    I just finished an omelette with eggs and spinach from a nearby farm. It tasted good, I supported local business and I helped the environment. You could say that I had my cake (but it was spinach) and ate it too. But, here is the surprise. If you care about......  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

    Jun 12, 12 • 372 Views • No Comments

    Hearing Kermit the Frog say, “It’s not easy being green,” Mexican environmentalists might agree. Since March 2009, Mexican households have been offered cash payments or subsidized loans for replacing refrigerators and air-conditioners that......  [read more]

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    Economic Disagreement

    Jun 6, 12 • 389 Views • No Comments

    Astronomy might help us understand US history according to biographer Walter Isaacson. We just need to think about binary systems in which 2 separately orbiting stars “are linked because of their gravitational interaction.” The tension between......  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Green New Yorkers

    Feb 19, 12 • 414 Views • No Comments

    Think about life in the city. A one-bedroom apartment might have 1000 square feet located next to several other similar dwellings and all are heated and cooled by the same source. You walk nearby to get your groceries and take the subway or bus to work or......  [read more]