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We are the Net Generation

I’m not really sure what all the details were about the Twitter and Facebook outage last week. But, from reading some of the headlines that were floating around about people feeling lost without access, I think it really is a sign that we are becoming so accustomed to being constantly connected to the Internet and to social networking sites that some people feel so lost… Read More

New York Botanical Garden

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Yesterday, we made a trip up to the Bronx to see the New York Botanical Garden. The weather was great and we got a lot of good pictures while walking around the garden. I didn’t get a chance to look in the Conservatory, but one day I’ll make it there some day. It would be cool to see all the pressed plant specimens in the… Read More

The black lagoons of the USA

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The author of the NYT editorial I wrote about on August 4th brought up this idea: “Domestically, a power company can earn credits by, say, helping farmers capture methane emitted by animal waste ponds or cultivate land in ways that help absorb carbon.” I’ve read a few articles about these “black lagoons” (term borrowed from NYT article linked below) of animal waste created by farms,… Read More

Just when we think we might make progress…

The Senate is in a position to pass a climate change bill aimed at the energy industry. There are some things that were changed through much of the politicking going on, and it is unsure whether the bill would be successful at doing much in the way of reducing emissions. Here are a few opinions: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/opinion/22wed11.html?_r=1 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/02/opinion/lweb02climate.html Whichever method is chosen, something should be done… Read More