Retrofitting houses to run on cleaner fuel and make them more energy efficient could save as much oil as would be spilled in two Deepwater Horizon disasters a month. So says a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute for Market Transformation.
I'm all for promoting interactive learning for children. But this classroom activity touting the fun of oil drilling -- from the agency formerly known as the Minerals Management Service -- is shorely off-target. Starting with this, er, suggestive image that goes with it.
Why does the film industry have such contempt for the carless? Good question.
Paris already has one of the largest bike-sharing programs in the world; now it wants to add a car-sharing program, with all electric cars.
Ask Umbra tackles where to buy slime-free hamburger meat. She also revisits the flushability issue from last week's kitty litter column.
An irreverent little video about population pressures -- "The Stork" by Nina Paley. Watch it here.
Grist readers once again sent us photos of the watery wilderness close to their hearts and homes. This time around: polluted waterways. We all know water pollution is a serious problem -- this collection of five photos and video highlights the reasons why we should be wary of our wasteful habits. Take a dip with us -- if you dare.
Eight weeks down, 21 more to go for this takeout eater turning into a local, seasonal CSA adventurer. One who was feeling distinctly yellow this week.
If the earth's population is going to keep skyrocketing as fast as cities are popping up skyscrapers, I suppose we'll be needing mini-parks that attach to the sides of apartment buildings. Good thing these New Zealand design students are already way ahead of us.
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