Monthly Archives: April 2011

Technology, energy and the environment

No, this isn’t about the Royal Wedding. A fascinating article in the Toronto Star discusses wind turbines, bats, and the environmental impact. Apparently, wind turbines kill large numbers of bats each year, which has a negative environmental impact, as bats … Continue reading

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Supermarket Pastoral

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pepper… Our visit to the Dickinson College farm on Monday helped me to anchor my own intellectual journey into the world of American agriculture. There, it seemed that something tangible was being accomplished; a life sized example of the pastoral … Continue reading

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Chernobyl – 25 years later

I can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said, but just wanted to point to The Guardian, which has a series of articles related to the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, including a great photo essay of photographer … Continue reading

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Crisis of Capitalism — David Harvey

This video is an animation of a lecture by Marxist academic David Harvey. Worthwhile!

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polyface_Farms_sign.jpg After a long and characteristically miserable Carlisle winter, the first few days of warmth and sun initiated a process of campus-wide catharsis as reliable as the changing of seasons. Trapped inside of cinder block dorms lit by droning florescent … Continue reading

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Earth Day: Links

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I would post some links to interesting articles about the environment that appear today. Happy Earth Day! Melanne Verveer, ambassador at large for women’s issues at the US State Department, writes about women … Continue reading

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The Vulnerable Planet

In his book, The Vulnerable Planet, John Bellamy Foster asserts that humanity has reached a “critical threshold,” at which the futures of both nature and society have come into serious question due to human degradation of the planet. He further … Continue reading

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East Germany and the Environment

There’s a very interesting story by David Roberts in Grist, today, titled, “Underground Environmentalism in Communist East Germany,” which I encourage you to check out. Although Roberts states that he probably shouldn’t draw any “grand conclusions” from what went on … Continue reading

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Fracking, oh my!

In light of an earlier post on hydraulic fracking: A well has just blown near the surface in Bradford county, Pennsylvania, causing the fracking fluid to pour out in huge quantities, covering fields and so on. Tweet This Post

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Low Impact Housing

Just stumbled upon this and thought it was pretty cool! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6VuIxQ/www.simondale.net/house/index.htm Tweet This Post

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