ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYNew England States Move to Increase Hydropower
Hydropower could play a larger role in New England's energy mix as five of the region's states, including Massachusetts, move to import more of it - most likely from Canada - and at least one has passed a law that could allow electricity from large-scale hydrolectric dams to be classified as green as…
"Apart from the urban district, there will always be people who want to live in more of a suburban place like Mesa del Sol, and there are companies that will prefer a more secure research environment away from Downtown" Read On
URBAN ISSUESIs There a Summer Music Festival Bubble?
Sustainable Cities Collective
If you haven't already, grab your feather earrings and fanny pack, because we're deep into summer music festival season. Like you could've already seen Vampire Weekend at five different festivals across the country deep.
"This is your daily public service announcement that the establishment isn't always right and that the cities that are world-renowned today for a variety of reasons, particularly livability plus economic activity...began deprioritizing the car, car-dependence, and car-based infrastructure." Read On
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