Posts Tagged ‘environment’

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    Should We Buy Local?

    Jun 21, 12 • 397 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 • 355 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 • 369 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 • 399 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]

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    Environmental Dilemmas

    Sep 8, 11 • 398 Views • 1 Comment

    The environment or employment? Smart meters: Environmentally superior, they automatically transmit data about electricity usage. As a result, we can better manage our demand for energy. The tradeoff? Even including smart meter R & D, IT services,......  [read more]