Archive for March, 2009

Killing Watts (and Saving Dollars)

March 31, 2009
Killing Watts (and Saving Dollars)

Thor Ritz, here with another Tuesday post. Last week’s venture to Las Vegas was exhausting! Upon returning to NYC all I wanted to do was hunker down indoors and catch up on all the school work I’d let pile up while out west. Like any dutiful college student, though, I was able to find something […]

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Bushurbs? Obamatropolis?

March 26, 2009

What to call the New Hoovervilles? Yesterday’s New York Times article highlighting the emergence of the new American shanty town, was perhaps the strongest visual expression of the American economic situation that we have seen thus far. (The blog with day traders putting their hands to their faces is only comic relief compared to this). […]

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It’s the Economy

March 25, 2009

Or the Environment, Stupid? In the Talk of the Town section of this week’s New Yorker, the age old Economy Vs. Environment situation is brought to question by David Owen. After pointing out that 2,500 delegates from some 70 odd countries met in Copenhagen (with very worried faces) to deal with the broken Kyoto protocol, […]

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Dry and Green in Las Vegas

March 24, 2009
Dry and Green in Las Vegas

Thor Ritz, here. This week I write to you from one of the least sustainable cities in the U.S. That’s right everyone, I’m in Vegas! Before you pass judgment, though, please understand that I’m not here for thrills or debauchery. I’m here to present at a Geography conference. As our readers are well aware, Vegas […]

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Time is Money

March 24, 2009
Time is Money

And We are Going to Soon Lose Both You have perhaps become accustomed to Thor’s weekly blog post on Tuesdays. However, he is in Las Vegas for the Association of American Geographer’s annual meeting (Sure he is, you must be thinking. Who goes to Vegas for academia?) But really, his post about that part of […]

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