ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYAmerican West Increasingly Dusty
The American West is becoming an increasingly dusty place: So-called "dust emissions"-including giant dust storms reminiscent of the Dust Bowl era-have increased in the past 17 years, according to a new study.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYWalking Could Produce Energy via Shoes
Giant Freakin Robot
There's no better power than people power! A team of engineering students at Rice University in Houston, Texas have invented a shoe that can harness the energy of everyday walking to, theoretically, power small devices such as cell phones or mp3 players.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy was adopted by the Metro Board in Fall 2012, and is based on work by Metro staff and a consultant team led by ARUP, and including Center for Transit-Oriented Development partners Reconnecting America and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, as well as Fehr and Peers and Barrio Planners. We at Reconnecting America want to congratulate Metro on getting recognition for this huge step forward in sustainability planning. Separate Metro policies address sustainability in operations and construction.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYThrow Out Less Trash, Get a Smaller Bill
San Francisco Examiner
Waste bin, recycling bin or compost bin? Elliot Easom never paid close attention to which piece of trash belonged in which bin - black, blue or green - until he became aware of an incentive being offered to his neighborhood.