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A worried India takes steps toward national climate plan
16 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
India — home to more than a billion people and a fast-expanding economy — is taking its first steps toward a climate-change plan. On Friday, at the kick-off meeting of the National Council on Climate Change, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave a preview of a “Green India” strategy that will …
Jarid Manos, CEO of the Great Plains Restoration Council, answers questions
16 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
As green causes go, the plight of the Great Plains is pretty neglected — they don’t call it flyover country for nothing. But expanses of tallgrass are top priority for Jarid Manos, author of the upcoming Ghetto Plainsman, who combines his passions for peace and prairies as the CEO of …
New York hems and haws over Manhattan congestion fees
16 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
Today is a make-or-break, do-or-die, fish-or-cut-bait, poo-or-get-off-the-pot, we-wish-we-could-think-of-more-hyphenated-clichés day for New York, as state legislators, Governor Eliot Spitzer, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrestle over Bloomberg’s proposal to enact traffic congestion fees. Following the lead of cities like London and Singapore, the Big Apple would charge a fee …
Umbra on mercury in CFLs
16 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
With all the hype about compact fluorescent light bulbs these days, you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re a hitch-free solution to the world’s problems. But there’s one little hitch: CFLs contain a teensy amount of mercury, and must be disposed of as hazardous waste. Should that keep you from making …
DiCaprio-produced series will rebuild tornado-ravaged Kansas town
16 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
It’s official: Nine months after the rumors began, Leonardo DiCaprio has confirmed that he and a partner will give birth to … a reality series on green building. DiCaprio will executive produce the 13-part Eco-Town on the Discovery Channel’s Planet Green arm, launching in 2008. The original notion was to …

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