Category Archives: Environmental Issues

Cyklar i Sverige (Bicycles in Sweden)

In the US environmentally-friendly life styles are considered to be optional – something that consumers can select in a largely unregulated market. Although people here in Sweden certainly have the ability to make their choices, for example, between organic and … Continue reading

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The Oil Spill in the Gulf: What Sanctions will BP Face?

After reading the Wall Street Journal’s very detailed article BP Decisions Set Stage for Disaster, I’ll be very curious to see what specific criminal charges and civil penalties BP will ultimately face from the U.S. Government. BP is currently spending … Continue reading

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Bronchitis

We haven’t said much about the kids health or the Guangzhou hack for some time. Rest assured, we have been wrestling with coughs, sniffles, and allergy-induced eczema for all but 2 weeks of the semester. Complaining about it just gets … Continue reading

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Chemicals and Cancer

Obama’s Cancer Panel (that consists of many Bush appointees, by the way) is about to release a report claiming that chemicals are a cancer risk: the report is not out yet, but check out an editorial here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/06/opinion/06kristof.html Here are … Continue reading

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Why Copenhagen Failed?

This is a fascinating article describing why the Copenhagen Climate Conference failed to produce a binding legal international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The reasons include Chinese obstructionism, U.S. domestic politics and its own desire for economic prosperity, the … Continue reading

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The Guangzhou Hack

It is hard to be in Guangzhou more than 3 weeks without developing that booming cough that Jason and I have dubbed the Guangzhou hack. I think it is especially pronounced given the particularly bad air quality this spring. Right … Continue reading

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Obama to Support Increased Offshore Drilling…Say What?!?!

Read here. This is REALLY going to piss-off environmentalists and many Obama supporters. I understand the need for domestic energy independence, the need for a national energy policy that doesn’t involve “excursions” into the Middle East, national security concerns of … Continue reading

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