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Brian G. Dowling

Iceland Banana Republic of Europe - Energy Probe - Nuclear Power, Utility Reform - 0 views

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    Raises questions regarding food miles. The question is what is the net benefit of growing bananas in Iceland as opposed to Chili. Reason Magazine chooses Chile, the right choice in many instances but not sure necessarily here.
Brian G. Dowling

California issues plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions - Los Angeles Times - 0 views

  • California's climate blueprint would slash the state's emissions about 15% below today's level at a time when a consensus of scientists say that global warming is shrinking the state's water supplies, intensifying wildfires, and stressing plant and animal populations.
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    California issues plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions
    Over the next 12 years, new regulations would seek to turn the climate change clock back to 1990 levels. More efficient electricity use, less traffic and cleaner cars are goals.
Brian G. Dowling

A Reporter at Large: Big Foot: newyorker.com - 0 views

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    A very good article providing possible market based solutions to the climate crisis. Introduced by Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution.
Brian G. Dowling

YouTube - Facing the Future:Critical Thinking on Global Sustainability - 0 views

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    Facing the Future:Critical Thinking on Global Sustainability
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Brian G. Dowling

Powerset Co-Founder to Launch Crowdsourced Green VC Fund - 0 views

  • Steve Newcomb, a co-founder of search startup Powerset, is in the early stages of launching a ventur- capital fund that would accept green investments as low as $100, with a maximum investment of $1,000.

    "It would be a breakthrough green venture-capital fund for the people, by the people. As excited as I was about PowerSet, I'm 10 times more excited about this," Newcomb told Wired.com. "Worldwide, there is the potential to raise a multibillion-dollar fund."

Brian G. Dowling

Food vs. Fuel - 0 views

  • Corn is caught in a tug-of-war between ethanol plants and food, one of the first signs of a coming agricultural transformation and a global economic shift. Ever since our ancestors in the Fertile Crescent first figured out how to grow grains, crops have been used mainly to feed people and livestock. But now that's changing in response to the high price of oil, the cost in lives and dollars of ensuring a supply of petroleum imports, and limits on climate-warming emissions of fossil fuels.
Brian G. Dowling

Food prices | The end of cheap food | Economist.com - 0 views

  • This year biofuels will take a third of America's (record) maize harvest. That affects food markets directly: fill up an SUV's fuel tank with ethanol and you have used enough maize to feed a person for a year. And it affects them indirectly, as farmers switch to maize from other crops. The 30m tonnes of extra maize going to ethanol this year amounts to half the fall in the world's overall grain stocks.
Brian G. Dowling

Change the Incentive Structure | Cosmic Variance - 0 views

Brian G. Dowling

Make Green Pay Video, Part 1 - CNBC.com - 0 views

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    Make Green Pay Video, Part 1
Brian G. Dowling

TED | Talks | Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto (video) - 0 views

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    Why you should listen to her: Majora Carter is a visionary voice in city planning who views urban renewal through an environmental lens. The South Bronx native draws a direct connection between ecological, economic and social degradation. Hence her motto:
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