Homesharing With AIRBNB: Greener Than Your Usual Hotel

Andrew Simon of Grist describes Airbnb, a five-year-old vaca-homeshare business from San Francisco along the lines of the carshare program Lyft, as “the growing vacation-rental juggernaut.” The company calls itself “a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world–online or from a mobile … [continued]

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Biomass Emissions Question Arises Again

It’s called “urban biomass,” and it’s ours ( Hard to imagine a subject that would find The Wall Street Journal and Grist in line with each other’s thinking, but burning wood for energy has achieved it. Neither outlet seems to view the topic positively. Both have cited the scientific work … [continued]

Who’s More Powerful than Obama?

  Probably the biggest news piece this week was Obama’s State of the Union address. David Roberts of grist seemed to hate it. Whereas often like-minded and equally critical Joe Romm of Climate Progress actually seemed to love it. Dan Harding of CalFinder had mixed reactions, first “feeling passion stir … [continued]