Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bats and Wind Energy

Disturbing article today in our local rag out here in Pittsburgh. It’s about the toll the growing ranks of wind farms take on bats. On average, it’s estimated, each turbine kills 25 bats a year. The article also emphasizes what … Continue reading

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Can Capitalism Be Green?

Short answer: No. But the question is complicated enough to warrant a longer answer. One complication is that plenty of smart, environmentally committed people seem to think the answer is “yes” – people like Paul Hawken, author of books like … Continue reading

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Cornographic

It’s rare to find a single cause to explain so very large a chunk of a complex and intractable problem. But if the problem is the way our food system is out of whack — the way the price of … Continue reading

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