Monthly Archives: August 2010

Help Heather Spread the Word

ZDNet’s Heather Clancy gives us 5 things you should know about e-waste @ http://www.zdnet.com/blog/green/5-things-you-should-know-about-e-waste/13719#comments Help spread the word. Take the challenge. Talk to 10 people you know to determine if they know what happens to their computers when they’re done … Continue reading

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A fuller explanation

Last week, when I felt compelled to blog, I responded rather tersely to an article that had been posted elsewhere, where my comments were rejected by the moderator. Subsequently, a more thoughtful and comprehensive response to that article was crafted … Continue reading

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The word for today is hydrofracking…

Hydrofracking, per Wikipedia, is “Hydraulic fracturing” – a process of using water to create fractures in rock, used to recover oil and natural gas. Although the technique has been in use for over 60 years, controversy has arisen over the … Continue reading

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Gates and the Dehuminization Revolution

It’s hard to find the actual quote that attributes to Bill gates the growing irrelevance of place-based education, but Eric Stoller posts the pertinent clip (and his objections to it) at http://ericstoller.com/blog/2010/08/07/disagreeing-with-bill-gates/ I agree with Eric and add the following. … Continue reading

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A Climate Crisis Coming to a City Near You? Read Zeitoun.

I don’t know who can sit smugly by and say, “It can’t happen here.” Record flooding, record heat, incalculable damage. In case you haven’t noticed, the frequency and intensity of weather-related devastation has gained momentum. We can be prepared to … Continue reading

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Forced to Blog

It’s finally come to this. For years, I’ve avoided creating a blog, however, yesterday, when my comments were moderated out of existence, I vowed to create my blog. Here it is. Yesterday, across various news outlets, an article by the … Continue reading

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