- The ultra-innovative Government Services Building in San Francisco might not qualify for any LEED rating because its innovations aren’t accounted for the in the points system – is LEED a victim of its own success? via archinect.com
- Two scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory maintain that carbon dioxide can be removed from the air and converted into gasoline for fueling automobiles. Other scientists have proposed similar concepts, but the process would require a lot of energy.
- A description of several extensive efforts around the world to incorporate sustainable design into large-scale development.
- Not only is ethanol not necessarily better for the environment from an oil consumed for production standpoint, it also requires a lot more water to create ethanol as well. As does most energy forms other than oil.
- Treehugger has the basics on ways to calculate your personal carbon footprint.
- Gothamist interviews Ed Begley, Jr. while he’s on his book tour for Living with Ed
- Forgot which fish are safe? Text message Blue Ocean at 30644 with the message FISH and the name of the fish you’re thinking about and they will tell you if its safe, as well as some sustainable alternatives.
- China’s EPA admits that water quality is not improving around the Three Gorges Dam
- Some designers in Amsterdam are proposing building an underwater city, in the layer of clay that sits below the city.
Photo of an almost completed Three Gorges Dam from Wikipedia