"Here at MIT, we have the infinite flexibility to innovate," said MIT landscape architecture professor Alan Berger, in a tour of the new Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU), an ambitious program that seeks real-world impact. Berger said the role of the new CAU, which includes 27 different planning, landscape architecture, architecture, and engineering professors from five different MIT schools, would be to challenge existing notions about urban development through research into what's actually happening.
It was a long, at times difficult journey, but here we are at the end of Book 2: Spirits.
It's hard to believe, but we wrote the scripts for Book 2 roughly between May, 2011 and May, 2012. We didn't mix the last episode of Book 2 until Nov. 11, the monday before the show went up on Nick.com. We don't usually cut it that close, but it was really down to the wire on this round of episodes.
This past weekend, I attended the Beyond Green Youth Summit in Toronto, organized by Earth Day Canada. There were many phenomenal speakers, one of whom was Tom Rand. For those of you who do not know him, Dr. Rand is a software entrepreneur turned Clean Energy Champion. He explained the reasons why many people are unable to accept climate change (never mind do anything about it) from a cognitive science perspective.
Bicycle sales outpaced new-car sales last year in all of the 27 member countries of the European Union, except Belgium and Luxembourg, NPR reported on October 24. One reason is that car sales have slumped in the midst of the euro-zone crisis, NPR points out. But there are signs that this slump isn't temporary. It's a reflection, perhaps, of a larger change in how people are travelling.
Listen, we're not going to preach to you about vegetarianism. Meat is a very energy-intensive thing to farm, but unless you live on top of a pole and eat worms, you're going to have an impact on the environment, so, you know ... go ahead and prioritize however you want. That said, 2-year-old Luiz Antonio kind of has a point here: Animals have heads, and when you eat them they die.
Electoral fraud occurred during the last federal election, a federal court judge ruled on Thursday, but there is no proof that it affected the outcomes in six ridings at issue, so the elections will not be overturned.
The court challenge was brought by the Council of Canadians, which sought to overturn the election of six Conservative MPs who won close ridings where there was evidence that someone tried to affect the results by calling opposition supporters and telling them their polling stations had moved.
The notion of "externalities" has become familiar in environmental circles. It refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for by those businesses. For instance, industrial processes can put pollutants in the air that increase public health costs, but the public, not the polluting businesses, picks up the tab. In this way, businesses privatize profits and publicize costs.
A great opportunity to learn more about Peel Region, meet new youth and challenge your green knowledge! Register Now for PEYA’s Amazing Green Race!.
Sustainable urban transportation -- sidewalks, bike lanes, and public transit like subways, buses, and street cars -- are all central to successful urban development, but no one size fits all. Smart cities large and small are using different approaches, but all are focused on improving the quality of urban mobility. At the Innovative Metropolis conference organized by the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St.
Schoolkids might soon know more about climate change than you do. Millions of young Americans will finally be taught, in a methodical manner, about the science behind the biggest threat to their generation: climate change.
Inside Climate News reports that new national science standards, which will make global warming lessons a part of the public school curriculum, are expected to be adopted by the 26 states that helped craft them.