Many of you may have heard of the recent report fromscientists going to bat for endangered species. The list of 100 most at risk species raises some tough questions: Do humans having a moral/ethical responsibility to save species or do we leave things as survival of the fittest? If there isn't money to save all the species, do we prioritize and how do we decide what ought to be…Continue
Posted on September 13, 2012 at 11:27am
Sometimes the doom and gloom of environmental issues get me down. So it is always refreshing to find new, cool inventions people are designing to bring some practical resolutions to the problems. You'll see a new post in news items on GreenLine today about a small company called BioLite, that's producing an efficient wood stove/ electric charger for developing nations. They started by first designing a popular…Continue
Posted on September 13, 2012 at 10:47am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering prizes to student teams from colleges and universities across the country that design the best stormwater management system. The new competition, called the Campus RainWorks Challenge, can involve teams of students in landscape architecture, planning and engineering.
Posted on September 6, 2012 at 11:29am
It makes for a great, and ironic in some ways,when a Texas farmer loses an eminent domain fight against a big transnational oil company. It is David vs. Goliath. It is agriculture vs. oil. It is Texas, where people generally love their oil producers. It is one of those issues that creates strange coalitions of Tea Partiers and conservatives with far-left…Continue
Posted on August 24, 2012 at 10:26am
I must admit to being a little shocked to find out there is a formula for deciding which endangered species to save. I probably shouldn't have been, but it seems somehow wrong that such a formula exists. It means humans believe we can't and shouldn't save all species. Why? Because we don't have enough money to save them all.
At least that's the premise in this article from Business Insider.It…Continue
Posted on August 22, 2012 at 11:30am