Environment

Who’s resurrecting the electric car?

Electro-Shock Therapy. When one of the world’s mightiest corporations throws everything it’s got at a project, and when it shreds its rule book in the process, the results are likely to be impressive. The story of GM’s Volt. Not your standard hybrid: Still, even for General Motors, the Volt is a reach. If it meets […]

Forward thinking

Al Gore at the TED conference (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design): We ought to approach this challenge with a sense of profound joy and gratitude that we are the generation about which 1000 years from now orchestras and poets and singers will celebrate by saying: they were the ones that found within themselves to […]

Parking spaces cost more than cars

More thinking on the hidden costs behind a car-centric culture from Livable Places: Did you know that the average parking space costs more than the average car? Did you know that about a third of traffic in commercial districts is people in cars cruising for parking spots – wasting fuel and time and creating pollution, […]

Sustainability and density: Better climate with closer quarters

WorldChanging’s Alex Steffen talks about how to make a better world by denser living. If you live closer together, you can go places on foot. You don’t need a car. The best car-related innovation we have is not to improve the car, but eliminate the need to drive it everywhere we go. Lots of interesting […]

This fragile earth, our island home

This report about ocean damage is Who peed in the pool? writ large.

Salmon run way down

according to the Modesto Bee. 80% drop from last year.