Tuesday is the last day to safely mail your ballot. Here’s what to do if you missed the deadline.
brad plumerAs of Wednesday, "it’s now probably cutting it too close to send your ballot through the mail. ... you should plan to vote in person or drop off your mail ballot, if you already have one." vox.com/21536156/vote-… by @j_kirby1
The Old River Control Structure, our critical defense against the Mississippi River undergoing an economically catastrophic change in its course, is under increasing threat due to flood heights that have escalated in recent decades.
John McPhee on the struggle to control the Mississippi River.
brad plumer(And yeah I know John McPhee once famously wrote about this but that was now, what, 33 years ago?
brad plumer(And yeah I know John McPhee once wrote about this and seemed sorta skeptical that we could hold back the Mississippi forever, but that was now, what, 33 years ago? Has anything changed since?
This study reviews the research literature's recommendations on which policies a city can pursue to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Using these r…
brad plumerHere was another earlier paper that looked at the climate action plans of 29 major U.S. cities and found them lacking. One key point: "Many U.S. cities lack density/parking plans needed to support building/transportation policy."
Roughly half of 100 largest cities have failed to set targets, new report finds
brad plumer"Most major U.S. cities that have signed on to the climate fight with pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions are failing to meet their goals or haven't even started to track local progress, according to a survey by the Brookings Institution."
In one version of a sustainable, carbon-neutral future, the world’s cars will transition from fossil fuels to electricity. Right now that vision absolutely depends on lithium, a primary component of the lithium-ion battery. But there is no “Lithium...
brad plumerThis was such a smart and wide-ranging episode of @OutsideInRadio on the coming boom in lithium mining (and its downsides) as electric vehicles become more popular
"An engineering problem that, when solved, solves energy."
brad plumerGreat piece by @drvox on the tantalizing potential for more geothermal energy. Still a long list of technical hurdles to clear — and not much on the economics here — but lots of interest in this area, particularly from oil and gas veterans