Kai Hagen

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New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday.<p>The reports are technical documents supporting the National Climate Assessment, a major review …

Food Scraps Now Allowed in Compost Carts

Ann Arbor residents will now be able to put plate-scrapings in their brown curbside compost collection carts for processing at the city’s composting …

World's Largest Onshore Wind Turbine Order Coming to U.S.

The largest single order of wind turbines for an onshore energy project is coming to the U.S.<p>Siemens announced today that MidAmerican Energy …

Obama and Climate Change: The Real Story

Two years ago, on a gorgeous November day, 12,000 activists surrounded the White House to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Signs we carried …

Fossil Fuels

Solar panels have local school districts seeing green

SCHAGHTICOKE >> The Hoosic Valley Central School District, along with other area school districts, is adding solar electric panels to its roofs to …

A LONG List Of President Obama’s Accomplishments (With Citations)

If you’re one of those folks who thinks President Obama is a ‘disappointment,’ you haven’t been paying attention the last five years. Photo of …

Black Smoke Friday: Missouri Gas Pipeline Explosion Causes 300-Foot Fireball

A 30-inch gas gas pipeline in a rural area of western Missouri ruptured and exploded early Friday morning and sent a 300 foot high fireball into the …

Greenpeace on Twitter: "Marion Cotillard has showed some amazing support to the #Arctic30. Join her call: http://t.co/gz2xTKokhQ http://t.co/oZrw9iFb18"

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Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

(Reuters) - Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff.<p>The 84-page document, known as an apostolic …

Cover All the Bases With 21 Winning Content Marketing Tactics

You might be surprised to learn that, for me, the arrival of spring marks the return of two of my favorite traditions: watching the start of the …

How rich countries dodged the climate change blame game in Warsaw

After sitting through the final week of the United Nations climate change negotiations in Warsaw, one thing has become abundantly clear.<p>Rich countries are desperate to avoid taking the blame for the impacts of climate change on nations with a lot less money but an awful lot more to lose (like their …

What The 1960s Got Right About Health, Happiness And Well-Being

When we think about the 60s, we might conjure up a decade when chain-smoking and two-martini lunches were still in vogue. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, we may think of a time defined by acid-dropping, free-loving counterculture. But however you look at it, the decade of the cultural …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

County council members to be elected by districts in 2014: What district are you in?

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Frederick County voters will elect our first county executive and all seven members of a new county council.<p>On Monday, …

Whose job is it?

How some fossil fuel companies’ view of our communities.<br>(original map of Marcellus Shale from U.S. Energy Information Administration”)<p>Ann Nau, …

Jan Gardner announces campaign for County Executive (full text of speech at rally)

EDITOR’S NOTE: <i>On Saturday, November 9th, in front of Winchester Hall in Frederick, former county commissioner Jan Gardner formally announced and</i> …

'Green' sprawl is still sprawl

EDITOR’S NOTE: While Kaid Benfield’s blog entry below is not specifically about the highly controversial <b>Monrovia Town Center</b> development proposed for …

'Friends of Frederick County' testimony regarding the Monrovia Town Center

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, October 30, the Frederick County Planning Commission held a public hearing that was a continuation of a hearing a week …

The New Republicさんのツイート: "American electoral maps make the country look so red. But those maps are all wrong: http://t.co/MZQ5xTuw7H http://t.co/ARn2X2534Z"

新しい会話<p>会話の終了<p>返信先: @<b>newrepublic</b>さん<p>RT @<b>tnr</b>: American electoral maps make the country look so red. But those maps are all wrong: http://on.tnr.com/16W7LLL …

Why Kids Are Losing Interest in Baseball

Baseball as we know it today is a disciplined, specialized, unapologetically grueling game better suited to grown-ups.<p>Every October, as World Series drama unfolds, parents lament that their kids don’t care about baseball.<p>Their concern is hardly unfounded: Baseball has, indeed, lost its edge with …

onEarth Stories

Itemizing Atrocity

<i>For blacks, the “war on terror” hasn’t come home. It’s always been here.</i><p>According to the <i>Economist</i>, “America’s police have become too militarized.” …

Law Enforcement

Sustainability and the urban commons (Part 1 of 2)

My neighborhood has a “commons.” So does yours. The commons comprises those explicitly or, in some cases, implicitly shared resources in which the …

Nurturing and strengthening the urban commons: some beginning principles (Part 2 of 2)

As I wrote last fall, to move more deliberately toward anything resembling a sustainable future, we need to use land more efficiently, building more …

Another chance to do the right thing, and say no to the incinerator

It has been more than eight years since Frederick County authorized the expense of more than $100,000.00 to have RW Beck, Inc. study only two options …