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The Climate Post: While Congress debates climate science, China and Europe move ahead

China admits it’s facing limits to its growth, while Spain faces limits to speed on its highways, as a gas-saving measure

The Climate Post: Middle East Oil Anxiety

Oil prices shot up after unrest in Libya deepened, while conflicts continued over climate regulations and energy funding

“Mining” Groundwater in India Reaches New Lows

Small-scale rainwater harvesting and new crops could fill the gap

80 percent of global water supplies at risk

A new report gives the most comprehensive river assessment yet

Current wetlands restoration may backfire

Letting river water run its course to restore wetlands could actually make them more vulnerable.

Too green to fail?

When it comes to protected areas, less really can mean more

To Keep Power On, Pakistan Tries Lights Out

Some balk at energy efficiency measures to address chronic shortfall

Read: “Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: Lessons from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita”

article by John W. Day Jr and colleagues, published in Science in 2007

Read: “Organic farming boosts biodiversity” by James Randerson

New Scientist, 11 Oct 2004

Climate control for your desk

Your own personal vent could help you keep cool while saving energy


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »