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Review: Revenge of the Electric Car | OnEarth

Chris Paine’s 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? arrived with perfect timing, capturing the country’s collective frustration with sky-high energy prices as well as our growing disenchantment with the automotive alternatives on offer. Let’s hope his sequel, Revenge of the Electric Car,…

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story (in Pictures) | OnEarth

A few years ago, writer Susan Freinkel started wondering how much plastic passed through her life. So she conducted a one-day experiment, recording each plastic-containing item she came in contact with. The tally: 196. They ranged from the obvious to…

Profile – Edward Tufte combines a policy wonk’s love of data with an artist’s eye for beauty and a PR maestro’s knack for promotion | BusinessWeek

“My father once told me that I would never be successful because I have too much contempt for authority,” says Edward Tufte. “I think that’s been an enormously successful strategy.” At 67, Tufte (pronounced TUFF-tee) defies easy categorization. He has…

Book review – Hot, Flat, and Crowded By Thomas L. Friedman | BusinessWeek

Enlisting Father Profit to Save Mother Nature — Tom Friedman makes a gripping political, environmental, and economic case for green innovation Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution— and How It Can Renew America. By Thomas L. Friedman. Farrar, Straus &…