Public and private organizations are collaborating to hold Louisville’s first “Food Summit” on April 11. The panel discussions and breakout sessions throughout the day will examine the relationships between those who grow our food, those who sell it, and those who eat it.
The economy is squeezing just about every market sector, and recyclers are no exception. But they may be particularly vulnerable. Many recyclables are trading commodities, traded and priced on the Chicago Board of Exchange. Commodity prices have taken a huge hit, which means recyclers aren’t getting what they used to for a ton of white office paper or a bale of plastic.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it plans to develop regulations for managing coal waste. The news comes a little less than three months after a coal ash spill in Tennessee buried more than 300 acres under ashy sludge, polluted nearby rivers, killed fish, and destroyed homes.
A new, for-profit venture called Dot Eco LLC is pushing for the creation of a new Web domain: .eco.
To the delight of many environmental groups, President Obama issued a memorandum Tuesday directing federal agencies to play by the old rules of the Endangered Species Act.
In a story I reported recently about how coal ash is handled in Kentucky, I mentioned both the December 2008 coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority plant in Tennessee and LG&E’s Cane Run plant coal ash pond here in Louisville. There are some pretty important differences between the two.
On Tuesday, hundreds of stations across the country (include The CW’s channel 34 here in Louisville) turned off their analog signals, even though they weren’t required to do so.
NASA has launched a new satellite that will help identify, in unprecedented detail, where carbon dioxide is being emitted and where it’s being sucked up. The idea is to provide a clearer picture of what has happened, what is happening, and what might happen to all of the CO2 humans have produced since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750.
For a story on how local stations are handling the four month delay in the DTV transition, I interviewed area media critic Rick Redding. He said about five percent of Louisvillians aren’t ready for the transition, and he speculated that WLKY, WDRB, WHAS and WAVE are delaying their transition in part to keep their share of that 5%.
After yesterday’s show on the digital divide in the workplace, we got several more questions and comments via Twitter (we’re @soatalk). Our guest Jason Falls, social media guru and co-founder of Social Media Club Louisville was nice enough to revisit the topic and share his thoughts. Thanks to Jason and to the Twitterers who sent their questions!