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MID-DAY UPDATE: About those taxes...

Sep 8, 2010
President Obama does not want tax cuts for the rich to be extended....
Easy Sustainability Answers

Which is better for the environment, an e-reader or paper books?

Sep 7, 2010
Easy Answer: It depends on how much you read and where you get your paper books....
Easy Sustainability Answers

I love golf. I also love the environment. Do I have to choose between them?

Jul 21, 2010
Easy Answer: Yes. You probably do....
The Greenwash Brigade

Outdated mental models thwart sustainability -- details at 6

Sep 22, 2009
Last week, Andrew Revkin noted the recently released MIT Sloan Management Review/Boston Consulting Group report on the pace and substance of...
My Two Cents

The economics of global climate change

Jun 9, 2009
The sustainability and global climate change debate is shifting from science to political economy. I'm probably late to this paper, but I just read...
My Two Cents

Time to play alternative energy?

May 6, 2009
Oil prices are heading back up. From today's Wall Street Journal:...
My Two Cents

Corporate taxes for energy taxes

May 6, 2009
The Administration says it plans on cracking down on offshore tax shelters and avoidance. The target of the initiative is U.S.-based multinational...

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The 1918 influenza epidemic

Apr 30, 2009
I find these numbers stunning. They're from a paper by Elizabeth Brainerd of Williams College and Mark Singer of California State University....
My Two Cents

Information technology and carbon footprint

Apr 24, 2009
This chart from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. is intriguing. The firm notes that computers, data storage, and communications devices are...
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Tire rolling resistance standards and your fuel efficiency

Aug 19, 2008
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