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Environmental stories are everywhere - from the chocolate we eat to the TVs we watch. I use this blog to show how science communication matters in everyday life.
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Tag Archives: urban
Sharing resources can make city living more environmentally friendly. Scott Margeson, a science blogger, has called it the economy of the future. However, personal experience shows me that rural and suburban residents need to rely on different approaches than urban residents do … Continue reading
Environmental justice organizations in the United States often have limited resources. An article in AlterNet critiqued the environmental movement’s tendency to fund large organizations at the expense of supporting grassroots groups; this may be part of the reason that environmental … Continue reading
There’s power in numbers. That was the consensus in the workshops I visited this Friday at the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission’s Data Day in Boston. The name “Data Day” may not conjure up visions of dramatic reversals of public policy. But the … Continue reading
By any cold-blooded measurement of pulse and heartbeat, cities are dead. Like shells, they provide a home for the living creatures who construct them. But an intriguing post at Treehugger.com links to a video which says cities are alive. Not … Continue reading
Urban visionary Majora Carter described her ability to reimagine cities and neighborhoods at the Boston Museum of Science on Nov. 2. She told the story of her work to “green the ghetto” by connecting young people with environmental jobs, her … Continue reading