Because they are all evil and want to harm children, the poor and Mother Earth. Here is yet another finding about the energy “efficiency” of “green” buildings: Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good. […]
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Among some of the most unproductive questions I am asked regularly include questions of the type, “are you in support of XYZ?” As if XYZ is some monolithic, black and white, easy to understand and represent with the word XYZ, thing. Of course, it is not. So, in the past I’ve been very evasive when […]
Do this. The folks out in Bozeman are terrific. The scenery is not half bad either. Same for the beer.
Much of my “leisure” time has been spent in the ecology and climate literature of late. One thing is really startling for me, especially among the moralistic aspects of environmental policy. Climate activists and policymakers seem to indicate that the “baseline” or “right” climate is that which existed between 1960 and 1980. After all, that […]
Humans are to electricity like fish are to water … or something close to it. Electricity has become so vital to our lives, yet so reliable, that we hardly think about it, perhaps even as we pay our monthly electricity bills. reflecting on our reliance upon electricity may lead one into a paradox, and it […]
From a student research paper, From 2002 to 2012, 3,668 academic articles were written about them (GM foods) and yet not a single one has come to a credible negative conclusion about the health effects of these so-called “Frankenfoods.” I’ll be putting up link to to 50 or so research papers in the near future.
If you accept the conventional estimates for what a life in the United States is worth, statistically, you come up with a number around $7 million. This of course is not to say that any particular life is “worth” $7 million. After all, if I asked you how much money you would accept to allow […]
It should be clear that by now if a reporter says something, then it simply must be true. I hate giving the blow by blow in the Climate Wars, because too much of it is yet another food fight and not well-intentioned people disagreeing. So here is Seth B., a regular climate reporter for the […]
We’re having gridiron success here at the U of R: So how did we do? We collected a total of 943 pounds of recyclable and compostable materials, with 450 pounds of trash sent to the landfill. With an overall attendance of 3125 people, that breaks down to .3 pounds per person for recyclables (paper, cardboard, […]
Well, they admitted it: To counter the criticism that LEED isn’t rigorous enough, USGBC is placing a greater focus on data collection. In the past, LEED hasn’t fully collected and analyzed data on things like energy and water savings, reduced runoff or air quality. “This is one of the things that frustrates advocates,” said Rob […]