Flickr photo courtesy of Hesiem. We've been reading a steady stream of news stories from the New York Times about the mind-bogglingly large environmental problems in China. This latest article talks about a looming water crisis resulting from a combination of pollution, waste, … [Read more...] about China’s waste and pollution of water pushes it toward environmental disaster
Photo courtesy of Flickr. Today's Wall Street Journal writes about how the trend of using a clothesline for the eco-friendly reason of using less energy is running up against many homeowner association rules designed to keep a neighborhood looking "nice." The clothesline was … [Read more...] about Clothesline users of the world, unite!
We recently wrote about the New York Times blog post by Stanley Fish, who didn't want wind turbines near his summer home in New York. Today's Wall Street Journal has a short, four paragraph editorial that writes off wind power as a "bit player" even as it criticizes the … [Read more...] about Wall Street Journal manages to criticize NIMBYs and wind power in one fell swoop
Â Photo courtesy of Flickr. If you want to read a depressing account of China and the environment, look no further than this long, comprehensiveÂ New York Times article about the toll that China's industrialization is taking. There are so many astounding facts that it's … [Read more...] about China, the industrial revolution so big that it’s shattering all pollution records
Â Photo courtesy of Flickr. I found this depressing Salon article about plastic bags todayÂ via Boing Boing. The plastic bag is an icon of convenience culture, by some estimates the single most ubiquitous consumer item on Earth, numbering in the trillions. They're made from … [Read more...] about Plastic bags, the convenient sack that never goes away