What the what? Grow meat in a kitchen gadget? I can’t tell if this sounds more unappetizing or unlikely.
Via The Economist, a study on how greenhouse gas emissions vary across some major cities. Cities tend to use resources more efficiently than less-densly populated areas, partly because of access to public transit, but they vary widely in how efficient they are. This study quantifies ghg emissions for some cities and identifies reasons why some might emit so much more than others.
Environmentalists and the Colombian government try to deal with the legacy of Pablo Escobar’s zoo of invasive hippopotamaii. Poor Pepe.
Solar is sunk without water.
The EPA is pushing ahead on greenhouse gas regulations (woop woop!), but lawmakers are hoping to forestall their efforts by passing a comprehensive bill. The Senate put out a version of their plan today, too (the hose got to Waxman Markey in June, remember?). I just want it to get done well, so coming at it from two sides bodes well. There is speculation that the EPA’s action will goad Congress to a bill more favorable to reducing emissions, faster, but I have great faith in Congress’s ability to disappoint and prevaricate, so I’m expecting this to be almost as painful a show as healthcare.
Party at the Solar Decathalon! It’s happening again this year, on the Mall- 20ish solar houses from Universities all over the world will be open for tours and other sorts of envir-oogling. Catch it October 9th-13th and 15th-18th- all the details are here. I’m so neglecting my homework for this.