Buses May Aid Climate Battle in Poor Cities – NYTimes.com

‘…The long, segmented, low-emission buses are part of a novel public transportation system called bus rapid transit, or B.R.T. It is more like an above-ground subway than a collection of bus routes, with seven intersecting lines, enclosed stations that are entered through turnstiles with the swipe of a fare card and coaches that feel like trams inside.’

via By Degrees – Buses May Aid Climate Battle in Poor Cities – Series – NYTimes.com.

William S. Becker: Obama's Farm Team

‘Members of the Obama Administration have embarked on a “listening tour” in rural America this summer, but let’s hope the visits involve more than listening. This is a moment for the Administration’s top officials to engage farmers, ranchers and rural residents in a robust exchange of ideas about their role in a new American economy.’

via William S. Becker: Obama’s Farm Team.

Dr. James Hansen: G-8 Failure Reflects U.S. Failure on Climate Change

‘It didn’t take long for the counterfeit climate bill known as Waxman-Markey to push back against President Obama’s agenda. As the president was arriving in Italy for his first Group of Eight summit, the New York Times was reporting that efforts to close ranks on global warming between the G-8 and the emerging economies had already tanked’

via Dr. James Hansen: G-8 Failure Reflects U.S. Failure on Climate Change.

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