Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Reading Roundup: Feb 6

Reading Roundup is a regular feature of WebEchoes. It exists to limit the number of "read this" posts with minimal commentary on my part.

DOE'h! | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist
The Dept of Energy and the president are apparently not talking to each other about the future of "clean" coal. The DoE already thinks that other technologies are more economically viable, and carbon capture is a bit far away from reality.

Forget the Jugs; Milk Bags a Hit in Canada, UK : TreeHugger
Milk in a bag just sounds odd. Could be easier to pack into a bike pannier (saddlebag) or even a hiking pack than the normal square shaped ones though.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | EU 'should ban inefficient cars'
According to the former chairman of Shell and current chairman of a mining group. That's a strong statement for an industrialist.

WorldChanging: Porous Streets Work--Even in Rainy Oregon
WorldChanging: Porous Streets: The Evidence
A paving system that allows water to percolate through the paving rather than running off to storm drains. I'm curious about freeze/thaw cycles and durability for high traffic areas. Sounds like a great idea.

Traveling through Alaska's Southeast: The Inside Passage
A coworker of a friend took some excellent photographs on a trip through Alaska's Inside Passage as well as writing a glowing review of their tour provider.