SustainabLINKS August 4, 2014

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  • Us tree huggers have had it right all along. Trees make us healthier!
  • A detailed look at why the natural gas boom may not be all that great for climate change after all.
  • There was some good news on the climate change front including rising sales of electric/hybrid cars and Daniel Gross over at Slate makes the assertion that we may be advancing from small energy efficiency improvements to full scale energy demand destruction.
  • Suburbia did not fair well this week with a Brookings report finding growing poverty in suburban neighborhoods and Time featuring in article on untenable financial structure of suburbs (generating more liabilities for municipalities than tax dollars over the long run).
  • Where does your city rank in mass transit? Impressively, Flagstaff is tops (per capita) in Arizona.
  • Bonus: An Astrobiologist and a Sci-Fi novelist chat about the possibility for a sustainable future.

    Aaron Redman is the founder of Achieving Sustainability and what passes for an administrator in these parts. Currently he is working on his Sustainability PhD at ASU while raising a baby daughter and taking advantage of nap time to foment discussions on this here blog.

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    1 thought on “SustainabLINKS August 4, 2014

    1. The public transportation article is so fascinating in that some of the most liberal cities in the country–Asheville, North Carolina & Olympia, Washington–have essentially no public transit. It seems as though these cities must have a lot of liberals that talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.
      Great posting of interesting articles overall!

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