Americans drove 30 billion fewer miles between November 2007 and April 2008 than they did during the same period the previous year. It’s the biggest drop since the late ’70s oil shortage.
Monastic life may be the greenest around. Gethsemani Abbey recently wrapped up its third Buddhist/Catholic summit; the theme this time was “Monasticism and the Environment.” “Forty Buddhists and Catholics, most of them monastic men and women, gathered at this renowned Trappist abbey to reflect on and share with one another the environmental wisdom to be […]
Ospreys star in this Web cam video.
Louisville takes home the best-tasting tap water prize at the American Water Works Association conference.
Two reports from the New York Times update stories I’ve reported this week: World Environment Day, and the UN Food Crisis Summit.
World Environment Day (WED), which I’ve never heard of either, began in 1972, two years after the birth of Earth Day. It’s sponsored by the UN, and hosted by a different city every year. This year, it’s Wellington, New Zealand, a country that’s pledged a carbon-neutral future.
Gas prices hit $9 dollars a gallon in Europe. Ouch.
Live now: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform grilling EPA chief on recent decisions. Congressman Waxman accuses Steven Johnson of ignoring science and bowing to White House pressure.
NASA, the CDC, and the University of Alabama have teamed up to map diseases with climate and weather data.
Researchers have found that the counties with the worst life expectancies are in Appalachia and other parts of the deep South–no surprise considering Kentucky has the second highest poverty rate in the nation.