Kif Scheuer

Drill now, save never

The NYT has an editorial today critiquing the "Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act" the Senate is set to debate today. The bill's stated purpose is to reduce fuel prices. But while the gulf may …

Asphalt blues

"With the continuing escalation of global fuel prices, many State DOTS are beginning to experience unprecedented construction cost increases." - USDOT Over the last year, the price of asphalt has gone through the roof, and …

Opportunity to chew the environmental fat with Shellenberger

Lewis & Clark (the school, not the explorers) is putting on its annual Environmental Affairs Symposium, October 2-4. The theme this year is: "Beyond Environmentalism? Debating New Ideas and Strategies." Michael Shellenberger, of "Death of …

Good news! Green views renew you! EBN reviews the how-tos.

Environmental Building News has an article up on integrating biophilia into green building practices. Biophilia is a notion popularized by biologist E. O. Wilson. It describes humans' innate affiliation for the natural world. Biophilia attempts …

Database of sustainability communication projects

The United Nations Environment Program must have been listening to all the Grist chatter (here and here) about how to communicate environmental issues, because they have just launched the Creative Gallery on Sustainability Communications, described …

Can you say misguided?

NYT today reports on the rise? emergence? rediscovery? of geoengineering options to combat global warming. For me this stuff falls into the category of bad adaptation strategies; wait until we're really SOL and then spend …

Green bubbles rising

I was reading the magazine section of the same Sunday NYT that David noted for its coverage of all things green, when I came across a six-page advertising section for "green properties" that left me …

Chinese coal growth

NYT ran the latest in their "energy challenge" series on Sunday: "The Cost of Coal" looks at China's coal use and resulting pollution problems. It starts off with a bleak portrait ... One of China's …

Across the pond looks like over the rainbow: Business and gov’t dealing with climate change together

The Guardian reported yesterday that "heads of some of Britain's biggest companies are meeting Tony Blair today to demand tougher targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions." What's this? Industry demanding that government set tougher targets? …