Friday link dump
I hate these link-dump posts. Really I do. But I only get to spend about half my time working on the blog, and so much good stuff rushes past … whaddya gonna do? I don’t want my faithful reader(s?) to miss any of it. So here goes:
- Moving Ideas (from The American Prospect) has set up a site on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (which they lamentably call ANWR), including tons of info and links to action. Check it out.
- From — no kidding — Cheese Market News, word that demand for organic milk is outstripping supply — of course, I can’t link directly to the story, because the site uses frames. Who still does that? But you can read the piece here. (via Jeff)
- A fascinating BBC story about the rise and fall of ethanol in Brazil in the 70s serves as a great lesson on how vulnerable green energy initiatives are to (among other things) the fluctuating price of oil. (via Mike)
- The Oil Drum briefly summarizes a radio interview with James Kunstler.
- Biomimicry is one of the things I’m fascinated by that, for whatever reason, I never get around to writing about here. The Economist has a nice, brief description of the phenomenon and some of its successes. (via TH)
- From Treehugger, word that Patagonia and Merrell are teaming up for a line of shoes (speaking of Patagonia, don’t miss our interview with Yvon Chouinard, the company’s founder), and an interesting piece on guilt-free biodiesel.
- Alex Steffen links to the video of a townhall discussion involving him, Andrew Light (who was once our InterActivist), Terry Tempest Williams (who once wrote us a series of Dispatches), Stuart Cowan, and David Conrad. Very interesting.
- And finally, a Yale poll reveals that the public overwhelmingly supports an energy policy that moves us toward energy independence.