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Now is NOT the time to relent – fossil fuels are still fossil fuels

Given the ongoing North American oil production boom, there will no doubt be a tendency by those without any foresight (and in Big Oil) to push for scaling back incentives for clean, renewable energy resources like wind and solar; funding … Continue reading

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Don’t encourage bad habits – promote good ones like bicycling

Ever notice how many more places have cigarette butt disposal units near their entrance than bicycle parking racks? Well here in Mid-Michigan it may very well be a five or even ten to one ratio.  It seems to me that all … Continue reading

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A spiraling saunter of megacity Delhi

Last night, I completed the 2009 book entitled Delhi, Adventures in a Megacity by author and journalist Sam Miller. The book literally presents a step-by-step overview of this huge metropolis, its storied past, its challenging present, and its potential for the future. … Continue reading

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Global geography of per capita greenhouse gas emissions*

I thought the 2008 list provided below was interesting and quite disappointing at the same time. Those nations above 20 metric tons per capita should be ashamed by their lack of attention (or respect) for this global problem. Kudos to those nations listed whose … Continue reading

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Fracking is lacking

I don’t know about you, but I find both the term and method of extraction known as “fracking” to be downright disgusting. While it might be an accurate way to describe the method utilized to extract natural gas, it certainly … Continue reading

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