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Electricity, transportation, and animal cruelty seem to be the three themes floating in the ether recently. Enjoy. How Green is My Electricty? – Green Lifestyle Choices. Jon describes the tradeoffs between natural gas and electric heat. How Diverse Is Your State’s Electricity Generation Portfolio? – Think Progress. Massachusetts has the least diverse mix, relying heavily on natural [...]
March Green Links? Anyway, these are very transportation-focused again, because there’s been a lot of talk in Massachusetts about that lately. It’s Not Your Imagination, People Driving To Work Are Miserable – Boston Biker. Yes, people walking and biking to work are happier. And this in January and February, too. How Massachusetts Commutes to Work – [...]
Okay, I know it’s been a while. Maybe I should call these “January Green Links.” Anyway, here’s the best stuff I’ve seen this month. A warning: many of them have to do with transportation planning. Governor Patrick’s New Transportation Plan Positive Move For Cycling In Massachusetts – Boston Biker. A large chunk of plan funds is [...]
People talk about the ethical reasons not to wear leather, but not often the environmental ones. Jason worked in a tannery once—after stricter environmental regulations were implemented—and believe me, it was still disgusting. Before shopping for fall – know the facts about leather! – Examiner. Between raising the cows and tanning the hides, leather is very [...]
Mosquitos with first West Nile and now EEE have been found in Massachusetts, leading to some serious pesticide spraying. Does anyone know more about the effects of sumithrin and piperonyl butoxide? Spraying for EEE will be repeated – Boston Globe. State officials say they are taking pesticide worries seriously by using sumithrin, combined with piperonyl butoxide to [...]