Blog Archive — July 2013

Q: What do Taylor Swift and our century-old house in a Boston streetcar suburb have in common?

A: Both have had their performance enhanced by solar power.

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Yet Another Bone-Chilling Summer

In the Boston Globe this past Sunday, Leon Neyfakh argues for jettisoning what UC Berkeley architecture professor Gail Brager calls the "thermal monotony" of our air-conditioned lives.  It's well worth the read, if only to remind us how thermally resilient we all used to be.

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Wind Farms & Prairie Chickens

A 7-year study just released by Kansas State University has found that wind turbines have no serious impacts on greater prairie chickens or their reproduction.  This discovery is monumental.

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