Archive for June 16th, 2009

The Demise of the Honey Bee and Urban Ecology

June 16, 2009

Depending on who you talk to, the demise of the honey bee has become one of the more powerful cautionary tales of the dangers of environmental toxins, global warming, or species extinction. Most publicly, Colony Collapse Disorder has spelled sizable trouble for big agriculture in the U.S. and beyond. Almond and apple growers, for example, […]

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Masdar City: “the most ambitious sustainable development in the world today”

June 16, 2009
Masdar City: “the most ambitious sustainable development in the world today”

A recent gander at the Pop!Tech Blog led me to a conceptually and aesthetically pleasing sample of future city designs. The United Arab Emirates’ Masdar Initiative will give rise to a future green city in Abu Dhabi, Masdar City. The design of Masdar City is a bold attempt at attaining sustainability and is planned to […]

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