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October 2010

Dr. Chu talks efficiency

Is home energy efficiency actually important for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and slowing climate change? The secretary of energy, Steven Chu, certainly believes so.  From

2010 tied (so far) for warmest year on record

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says 2010 could tie 1998 as the warmest year on record. The Northwest and Northeast Passages were open

Constellation’s cancellation

The nuclear renaissance in America has just taken a hit as the power company, Constellation Energy, gives up on its proposed nuclear plant on the

A conditional go-ahead

This New York Times  editorial from 10/13 on the Gulf oil spill thinks the resumption of drilling is a good thing, likes the new procedures

Dengue fever spreading in Asia

The number of dengue fever cases is on the rise. Indonesia and Thailand lead the ranks in Asia. Due in part to what Friedman would