Take the Toxic Tour, Seriously!

Toxic Tour

-+*Lauren Steiner: I would highly encourage everyone who is unfamiliar with these neighborhoods and the people who sacrifice their health for us to take this tour when CBE offers it again next Saturday.

Do Solar Panels on Your Roof Really Make Sense?

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-+*Severin Borenstein: I don’t think my house should be energy independent any more than it should be food independent or clothing independent. Advanced economies around the world have gotten to be advanced economies by taking advantage of economies of scale, not by encouraging every household to be self-sufficient.

George Will Strikes Out on Sustainability in Higher Ed

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-+*hen it comes to interpreting baseball’s place in America’s history George Will has no peer. Consider Will’s words as spoken in Ken Burns’ 1994 videography, “Baseball”: “Baseball suits the character of this democratic nation. Democracy is government by persuasion. That means it requires patience. That means it involves a lot of compromise. Democracy is the […]

Native Plants Save Money

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-+*Mary Beth Fielder: Replacing your lawn with natives is a win-win-win-win. Restore the eco-system and bring back the native birds, bees and insects, save water, save money and create something beautiful in the process.

My Lawn Is Worse Than Yours

California Drought

-+*Joe Mathews: What’s a Southern California homeowner to do with high water bills, a historic drought, and no consensus on what to plant instead?

California Ag Escapes Water Restrictions

California Water Restrictions

-+*Margo McCall: With all the focus on tearing out urban lawns, one thing that has not been mentioned is the immense use of water by the livestock industry. It’s estimated that raising livestock for food uses up 30 percent of water resources globally.

Battle Over New Dietary Guidelines Heats Up

New Dietary Guidelines

-+*Margo McCall: There’s increasing evidence that adopting a plant-based diet is better for human health, the planet, and of course for the more than 9 billion animals that are killed for consumption each year in the U.S alone.

Cold Weather and Global Warming

Record Breaking Snowfall

-+*Steve Hochstadt: The Republicans in Congress, virtually all of whom publically deny that climate change is occurring, have just proposed a budget which cuts or reverses all the programs which might reduce the pace of warming.