Dickens begins his novel with the famous line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Were he writing today about the two American cities -- Lexington, Mass. and Colorado Springs, Colo. -- he might say, “It was the brightest of towns, it was the dimmest of towns.” In this case, bright and dim refer quite literally to light levels, but also to the decision making of two very different sets of civic leaders.
Will sea life be permanently damaged by the huge dose of crude? Will consumers ever eat anything that's been swimming around in that toxic soup?
The oil spill bad guys are raking in taxpayer bucks to build a new Carbon Capture and Sequestration power plant in California.
Ten stories you might have missed from the greenosphere.
There may be 9 million bicycles in Beijing, but there's also a heck of a lot of traffic. To deal with all those wheels, Chinese innovators have come up with a Futurama-esque solution: a new breed of mass transit that lets cars drive through it. Take a look.
The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt will hit dealer showrooms in just a few months. To make sure Bay Area buyers have places to charge their new EVs, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District just agreed to subsidize installation of more than 5,000 public and private charging stations.
A new sustainability standard for companies is being released for public comment: ULE 880 -- Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations.
Yet another reason not to buy a gas-gulping, big-honkin' SUV: They're more likely to get stolen!
The USDA announced that there are now 6,132 farmers markets in the country, up a stunning 214 percent since 2000. But direct sales still represent just a tiny drop in the U.S. food bucket.
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