Environmental NGOs in La Paz, BCS | An American Perspective

La Paz, BCS, Mexico is the hub of environmental activity on the Baja Peninsula. Several of the major international and U.S.-based environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) have offices here, in addition to several Baja- and La Paz-focused NGOs. From local to international, here’s a quick overview: Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá – Led by our friend executive director Meredith de la Garza, Niparaja is a La Paz-based, NGO whose mission is “to perpetuate the natural assets that distinguish Baja California … more

A city this grand deserves a lasting vision (Monterey County Weekly)

A city this grand deserves a lasting vision. LOCAL SPIN: Reimagining Monterey A city this grand deserves a lasting vision. Michael Delapa Thursday, January 24, 2013 I can remember the first time I visited Monterey. It was 1976, and I was an undergraduate at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station. There was something about the city that immediately captured me – I can’t say exactly what. Perhaps it was its physical beauty and proximity to Monterey … more

Pigovian Taxes May Offer Economic Hope – NYTimes.com

Pigovian Taxes May Offer Economic Hope – NYTimes.com. This proposal mirrors the fee-bate concept in the Drive+ legislation that Gary K. Hart introduced in 1989/1991 (and that Ken Goldsholl and I initiated): “Yet, in principle, any change that makes the economic pie larger makes it possible for everyone to enjoy a bigger slice than before. The practical challenge is to slice the larger pie so that everyone comes out ahead. A first step toward a … more

The American suburbs are a giant Ponzi scheme | Grist

The American suburbs are a giant Ponzi scheme | Grist.   Support Grist. We dare you! Click here or text GOGREEN to 85944. log in or register connect CLIMATE & ENERGY FOOD CITIES LIVING BIZ & TECHNOLOGY SPRAWL The American suburbs are a giant Ponzi scheme 79 BY CHARLES MAROHN 22 JUN 2011 9:40 AM http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?action=like&api_key=207899229854&channel_url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D3%23cb%3Df2bf758094%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.grist.org%252Ff14bbe05b4%26relation%3Dparent.parent%26transport%3Dpostmessage&font=arial&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org%2Fsprawl%2F2011-06-22-the-american-suburbs-are-a-giant-ponzi-scheme&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&node_type=link&sdk=joey&show_faces=false&width=90http://platform0.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html?_=1311710616981&count=horizontal&id=twitter_tweet_button_0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org%2Fsprawl%2F2011-06-22-the-american-suburbs-are-a-giant-ponzi-scheme&related=grist&text=The%20American%20suburbs%20are%20a%20giant%20Ponzi%20scheme%3A&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org%2Fsprawl%2F2011-06-22-the-american-suburbs-are-a-giant-ponzi-scheme&via=grist https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org%2Fsprawl%2F2011-06-22-the-american-suburbs-are-a-giant-ponzi-scheme&size=small&count=true&db=1&hl=en-US&jsh=r%3Bgc%2F22595239-f24a003b#id=I1_1311710617074&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org&rpctoken=565840614&_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe Not real wealth, just the illusion of wealth.Photo: John “K”We often forget that the American pattern of suburban development is an experiment, one that has … more

Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet – NYTimes.com

Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet – NYTimes.com. Environment WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE ENVIRONMENT SPACE & COSMOS HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS TEMPERATURE RISING A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself Josh Haner/The New York Times Victor Valenzuela selects wheat plants for breeding at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico.More Photos » By JUSTIN GILLIS Published: June 4, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER E-MAIL … more

The Truth About Climate Change, Still Inconvenient – NYTimes.com

The Truth About Climate Change, Still Inconvenient – NYTimes.com. WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS OP-ED COLUMNIST The Truth, Still Inconvenient By PAUL KRUGMAN Published: April 3, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER COMMENTS (428) E-MAIL PRINT REPRINTS SHARE So the joke begins like this: An economist, a lawyer and a professor of marketing walk into a room. What’s the punch line? They were three of the five … more

How Skyscrapers Can Save the City – Magazine – The Atlantic

How Skyscrapers Can Save the City – Magazine – The Atlantic. March 2011 Print | Close How Skyscrapers Can Save the City BESIDES MAKING CITIES MORE AFFORDABLE AND ARCHITECTURALLY INTERESTING, TALL BUILDINGS ARE GREENER THAN SPRAWL, AND THEY FOSTER SOCIAL CAPITAL AND CREATIVITY. YET SOME URBAN PLANNERS AND PRESERVATIONISTS SEEM TO HAVE A MISPLACED FEAR OF HEIGHTS THAT YIELDS DAMAGING RESTRICTIONS ON HOW TALL A BUILDING CAN BE. FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS TO MUMBAI, THERE’S … more

Are Scientists Confusing the Public About Global Warming? : Blog : Climate Central

Are Scientists Confusing the Public About Global Warming? : Blog : Climate Central. Are Scientists Confusing the Public About Global Warming? Published: January 18th, 2011 in Responses, Climate, Policy, Energy, Society, United States, US National Share Print Permalink RSS ShareClose Print Twitter Facebook Digg Direct link to this post: SEND AS AN EMAIL: Your email address: arange@climatecentral.org Recipient’s email address: Message: By Nicole Heller Credit: istock “Do you believe in global warming?” I assure you no one in the earth science community is … more

Climate Science? There’s an App For That : Blog : Climate Central

Climate Science? There’s an App For That : Blog : Climate Central. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 15.0px 0.0px; font: 26.0px Helvetica; color: #333233} Climate Science? There’s an App For That Published: January 11th, 2011 in Policy, Weather, Extreme Weather, Society, United States Share Print Permalink RSS ShareClose Print Twitter Facebook Digg Direct link to this post: SEND AS AN EMAIL: Your email address: Recipient’s email address: Message: By Alana Range The Skeptical Science app allows you to engage in the … more

Correcting 10 Common Misconceptions about California’s Cap-and-Trade Program | Kristin Eberhard’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Correcting 10 Common Misconceptions about California’s Cap-and-Trade Program | Kristin Eberhard’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC. Posted January 10, 2011 in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming Tags: ab32, california, climatechange, globalwarming Share| | In the aftermath of the California Air Resources Board’s historic vote to adopt the nation’s first-of-its kind program to cap global warming pollution across California’s economy, understandably there are questions about what the program will accomplish and how it will get us there.  Below, I will attempt to … more