Belated Saturday Green Links – 7/2
The big story in Boston last week: “The seas along the East Coast from North Carolina to New England are rising three to four times faster than the global average.”
- Rising sea level a threat in East, study says – Boston Globe. ”The maps show that if sea levels rise just 2.5 feet, it could take little more than a Nor’easter to put much of the Back Bay, East Boston, South Boston, Chelsea, Cambridge, and elsewhere underwater, including much of Logan International Airport and the financial district.”
- Refrigerants Have 2,100 Times The Warming Effect Than CO2 – Treehugger. The HCFCs that have replaced ozone-depleting CFCs seriously contribute to global warming.
- What is Important When Buying a New Room Air Conditioner – Green Lifestyle Consulting. If you absolutely need an air conditioner, what you should look for in one.
- In Its First Life, an Oil Platform; in Its Next, a Reef? – New York Times. Conservation groups work to protect an ecosystem that has grown up around an oil platform.
- The Afterlife of Cheap Clothes – Slate. This makes me really question the warm feeling I get when I donate clothes to Salvation Army.
- Why Are Poland Spring Bottles So Crinkly? – Slate. Poland Springs gets props for using 1/3 less plastic in its bottles.
- Dirtying Up Our Diets – New York Times. I’m not sure how well I understand this argument. For instance, I’ve developed cat allergies, but that’s not because I was never exposed to cats—I’ve had cats my entire life except for three years in college.
- Here’s what to buy organic – Grist. The Environmental Working Group comes out with its latest dirty dozen list.
- A Different Kind of Market – Local In Season. Union Square is now hosting speciality food markets on Thursday nights as well as Saturday morning farmers markets. I’ll have to check this out.
That’s all for now. If you find anything interesting this week, send it my way.