- Pushing China’s Limits on Web, if Not on Paper. See also Online and by Paper Airplane, Contributions Pour In to Chinese Dissident and The Privileges of China’s Elite Include Purified Air. A funny take on the last items comes from ‘To pollute is glorious’: Minister for Environment, an article from China Daily Show, an Onion-like take on the state-run newspaper China Daily.
- Here Comes the Sun, By PAUL KRUGMAN. I’m not sure I buy it.
- Climate change, beetle may doom rugged pine
- Gold rush of federal subsidies for clean energy. See also Before Solyndra, a long history of failed government energy projects
- Ballot measures in Idaho and Montana.
- Re-election Strategy Is Tied to a Shift on Smog
- Clear court backlog, cap carbon tax, MLA finance committee recommends: Among the suggestions are a cap on the province’s carbon tax rate in 2012. The tax, introduced in 2008, is an attempt reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but is most notable for bumping up the price of gasoline at the pumps… B.C. is the only jurisdiction in North America with a carbon tax, and the finance committee says it should be capped in 2012, when the province’s five years of scheduled increases is set to end.
- Let’s All Feel Superior. David Brooks on Joe Paterno
- Picking Brand Names in China Is a Business Itself
- Heavy D, Smooth-Talking Hip-Hop Star, Dies at 44
- It Started Digital Wheels Turning: Lovelace is known as the first programmer, because she designed a program for the unbuilt machine.
- Utility Reform Eluding Japan After Nuclear Plant Disaster
- California University Puts Officers Who Used Pepper Spray on Leave. Crazy picture.
- The Next Best Thing to Herding Cats: She herself has trained her cat to ride a skateboard, and her dog to push it. “If you start doing this, it really changes your relationship with your animal and enhances your bond,” Otto said.
- Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein. On behalf of those of us looking for a bipartisan revenue-neutral tax shift solution: Sigh.
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November 22, 2011
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