Posts tagged environment

Enviro-History Enviro-History
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You might want to celebrate this Earth Day by revisiting Blackened by Metallica. When I was listening to this in junior high I was only vaguely aware it was about nuclear winter if I thought about it all. I was mostly interested in the guitar work. Maybe I grew up to care about the environment because of the heavy metal I listed to?
The Independent The Independent
image from The Independent
What's the german word for simultaneously terrifying and exhilarating and your fingers are crossed for both not destroying the atmosphere and maybe helping it and how much damage could it possibly do but also a lot?
  • In this Long Now talk Kevin Kelly wonders if the networked machines are working for us or if we're working for the networked machines.
  • Solarized is a color palette for code editors. I've been using these colors in TextMate for a day or so and I'm enjoying it.
  • "Diesels are wildly popular in Europe, accounting for roughly 50 percent of the car market there. So why don't automakers simply bring the European cars here?" An older article that explains why diesels are hard to come by here.
  • "While daylight time reduces demand for household lighting, it increases demand for heating in the early spring and late fall (in the mornings) and, even more important, for cooling on summer evenings. Benjamin Franklin was right about candles, in other words, but he did not consider air-conditioners."
  • "Four years ago Time photographer Callie Shell met Barack Obama backstage when she was covering presidential candidate John Kerry. She sent her editor more photographs of Obama than Kerry. When asked why, she said, 'I do not know. I just have a feeling about him. I think he will be important down the road.' Her first photo essay on Obama was two and half years ago. She has stuck with him ever since." [via kottke]
  • "The newest and cutest exotic animals babies from zoos around the world." CUTE!
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