James Hamblin, writing for The Atlantic: In 2010, journalist and caffeine aficionado Murray Carpenter visited the Keurig facilities in Waterbury, Vermont, reporting for The New York Times that the K-Cup idea posed environmental concerns, as the pods were not recyclable … Continue reading →
Lauren Coleman-Lochner, writing for Bloomberg: After buying a high-efficiency washing machine, Stephen Asbel found that adding his usual amount of detergent turned his family’s clothes into a sudsy mess. So he cut back on it. And then cut back some … Continue reading →
Jason Goldman, writing for Conservation: The researchers started with a massive dataset: every trip taken by each of New York City’s 13,586 registered taxis that either started or ended in Manhattan in the year 2011. That gave them more than … Continue reading →
Philippe de Montigny, writing for the Financial Post: In what is seen as an industry first, Suncor Energy Inc. is recycling tailings water from surface mining at its oil sands plant to feed its nearby in situ operations in northern … Continue reading →
Michael Nienaber reporting for Reuters: “In many regions, the coldest summer months by the end of the century will be hotter than the hottest experienced today,” unless emissions of greenhouse gases are curbed, said Dim Coumou, of the Potsdam Institute … Continue reading →
Ian Lovett writing for the New York Times: Worried about dwindling water supplies, communities across the drought-stricken Southwest have begun waging war on a symbol of suburban living: the lush, green grass of front lawns.
James Estrin interviewing photographer Ian Willms for the New York Times’ Lens Blog, discussing Willms’ photo story on the effects of Alberta’s oil sands on indigenous communities: Q. What’s the effect on the people? A. It has brought more money … Continue reading →