Browsing the blog archives for October, 2010

Extreme makeover: town edition?

Situated as it is on the banks of America’s largest river, practically within spitting distance of three other states, and with easy access to transmission lines that carry power to several major cities, Cassville’s potential to become a big player in the clean energy economy in the region is as large as the town is small.

Time to experiment?

Let’s not get too depressed (or angry) about the failure of comprehensive climate legislation in Congress this year. As bad as it seems, it could be a blessing in disguise, because it could spur us to look at a broader range of possible solutions, some of which might help us take huge leaps forward.

Hunting and fishing groups’ new quarry: global warming

Saying so may get me in trouble with a few of my more liberal friends, but there would be far fewer wild and protected places, and much less biological diversity in those places, if there were fewer hunters and fisherfolk tromping around out there. It’s worth noting that many (but certainly not all) of our nation’s greatest conservationists have been gun-and-tackle-toting harvesters of flesh.

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