Kif Scheuer

  • Lifecycle Building Challenge

    Cool design competition

    West Coast Green and the Building Materials Reuse Assoc., along with the EPA and AIA, are sponsoring a design competition called the LifeCycle Building Challenge:

  • Measuring carbon impacts, one grocery cart at a time

    Tesco will offer carbon labels

    The folks over at Terrapass blogged this story today: Tesco, the largest supermarket chain in Britain, has announced that it will begin labeling all 70,000 products on its shelves with the amount of carbon generated from the production, transport, and …

  • SOTU 2007: Stopping carbon emissions the 1/3-by-never way

    What about buildings and industry?

    As many have already dug into the particulars of the Bush climate-change non-plan, I’ll take a different stab. The President’s Plan Will Help Confront Climate Change By Stopping The Projected Growth Of Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Cars, Light Trucks, And …

  • Dangling Dingell

    Will Dingell obstruct on climate change?

    Apparently, John Dingell is not sitting idly by as Nancy Pelosi sticks a thumb in his eye on global warming. An editorial in the NYT mentions that he has sent out a “quiet little letter to the members of the …

  • Why I love psychology

    It gets at what matters

    A looong time ago I posted on bringing better psychology research into the climate debate. Others have also posted occasionally about the psychological dimensions of environmental issues (here and here and here). In the last few days there were a …

  • Wither the magic bullets? Planting trees can cause warming too.


    Ken Calderia, of the Carenegie Instition’s Department of Global Ecology has an op-ed in the NYT today, in which he cautions against willy-nilly tree-planting projects for carbon sequestration:

  • Heavens to Betsy! Is Exxon lightening up on climate denial?

    Could I have missed this?

    I know I’m late on this, but the Wall Street Journal had a report on the 11th about Exxon backing off their position on climate change and perhaps engaging with emissions regulation: In one of the strongest signs yet that …

  • They get what we pay for

    U.S. oil and gas leases screw taxpayers

    It looks like the oil and gas industries are getting what we pay for when it comes to drilling rights. The NYT reports today that it’s finally gotten its hands on an Interior Department report which paints a pretty bleak …

  • Green building codes: One of the big environmental stories of 2007?

    Codes are springing up in cities big and small

    Just in the last month I’ve noticed signs of a major shift in green building practices around the country. Green building codes and ordinances are springing up all over the place. We may be seeing the beginning of one of …