Monday, April 6, 2015

A Brewing Problem   

FoodReading

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 →

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How Carpooling Will Save the World   

Science

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 →

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lose the Lawn   

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.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

As Long As The Sun Shines   

HealthPhotography

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 →