Saturday Green Links – 2/25
This first link is especially interesting, since it comes in the middle of my Negotiation and Conflict Resolution class:
- How Two Bitter Adversaries Hatched A Plan To Change The Egg Business – NPR. The heads of the Humane Society and United Egg Producers come up with a plan to improve the conditions for chickens.
- Home Energy Efficiency – What is Your Home MPG? – Green Lifestyle Consulting. Ouch. I estimate that ours was an abysmal 121 kBTU/sq ft/yr in 2010.
- Five-year effort by Campus Energy Task Force saves MIT millions of dollars, kilowatt-hours – MIT News. This is really inspiring to me. If we could do just a fraction of that at Berklee, I’d be happy.
- Boston bike share program, Hubway, to roll out again in early March – Boston Globe. I still haven’t used this yet, but I plan to if my bike’s ever in the shop.
- Wind turbine study assailed – Boston Globe. I think it’s funny that this story talks about possible bias in the wind study while using negative words like “proliferate” regarding windmills.
- Deal would aid consumers, Cape Wind – Boston Globe. More on the Cape Wind saga.
- Stroke risk increased when air pollution was moderate in Boston area – Boston Globe. Even levels considered safe by federal regulations led to a 34% increase in strokes.
- As ‘Yuck Factor’ Subsides, Treated Wastewater Flows From Taps – New York Times. Would you drink reclaimed water? I think I would.
- For Space Mess, Scientists Seek Celestial Broom – New York Times. Something I don’t think about very often: space pollution.
- What Animals Don’t Need – Slate. Are wildlife corridors too small to be effective?
- Lead in Lipstick…Still – Green Phone Booth. Wait—lead’s not allowed in paint, but it’s okay in lipstick?
- Whole Foods Coupon Match-Ups and Grocery Deals – Greenbacks Gal. This is cool—each week Andrea matches up the coupons and sales at Whole Foods for you.
- The 10 Cheapest, Healthiest Foods Money Can Buy – Cheap Healthy Good. I’m surprised bananas are on the list. I’m not at all surprised that beans are.
- A Beginner’s Guide to Beans, Plus 42 Bean Recipes – Cheap Healthy Good. And if you want to know how to cook those beans…
That’s all for now. As always, if you find something interesting this week, send it my way.