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A nice bit of symbolism

Energy Dept. gets solar system on roof

From a press release out of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee: Today, the House of Representatives approved by voice vote legislation calling for the installation of a solar energy system at the Department of Energy building in Washington, D.C. …

Lest I forget ...

Who could forget Obama?

… here’s Barack Obama’s announcement speech:

On the Ball: Rugby!

It’s bad for the planet, we’re afraid

I wish that I had something nice to report on rugby, because the one game I’ve watched was fascinating. But alas, Brits with too much time on their hands have crunched numbers for the 2006 Six Nations match between Wales …

Note to Coby: Please add 'dinosaur farts' to Skeptics Guide

Lordy

Is it me or does Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) seem slightly crazed? Maybe it’s the wide eyes and the errant tuft of hair: (via Hugg) (More from ThinkProgress, which, as it happens, does use our Skeptics Guide to refute Rohrabacher.)

Quest for the Holy Grail? Look no further

Global warming ’tis merely a flesh wound

As Pedro Moura Costa, founder of the carbon credit trading company EcoSecurities, explained: If you pick a winner in the right technology in the search for a low carbon economy you are talking about potentially billions. It is really the …

Via Verde

Cool video

Here’s a cool video from Dow Jones Online about Via Verde, the new green low-income housing project in the Bronx: (via WSJ)

Toyota hypes Prius as sales flatten, nations blame each other for climate change, and more

Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: Sir Richard to the Rescue? D, None of the Above It’s All Ova Hybrid Lowdown Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: Feeling the Heat Buena Vista? …

"Today we have a planet that's smoking!"

Smells like menthol to me

In the House Oversight Committee's hearing on political interference with the scientific evidence of climate change, Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) proclaimed in disbelief and frustration that, "Today we have a planet that's smoking!" He, like many before him, likened the campaign …

Cheat Neutral

If you are fooling around on your spouse, offset your cheating with CheatNeutral!

New spoof site: Cheat Neutral Q) What is "Cheat Offsetting"? When you cheat on your partner you add to the heartbreak, pain and jealousy in the atmosphere. Cheatneutral offsets your cheating by funding someone else to be faithful and not …