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Environment & Ecology: SF Trash Incentives, Tracking City Carbon Footprints, Climate Imperative Of Santa Monica TOD, Love & Hate For Marin County

ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY

Throw 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.


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Tracking the Carbon Footprint of Cities 

Yahoo News, via: Governing

 

Every time Los Angeles exhales, odd-looking gadgets anchored in the mountains above the city trace the invisible puffs of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases that waft skyward.


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The Coming GOP Civil War on Climate Change 

National Journal, via: DC Streetsblog

 

Kerry Emanuel registered as a Republican as soon he turned 18, in 1973. The aspiring scientist was turned off by what he saw as the Left's blind ideology.


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The Climate Imperative of TOD in Santa Monica 

LA Streetsblog

 

One of the sub-rifts I've observed within the debates and backlashes against development in Santa Monica reflects the diverging views within environmentally conscience minds about balancing localized and broader impacts.


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Love and Hate for Marin County 

New York Times Magazine

 

It was, as Richard Merz tells it, an enlightened mischievousness among the paradise dwellers that brought the water-skiing elephant to Richardson Bay.


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