The myth: It's the responsibility of local governments to deal with stormwater when it rains. The facts: The first line of defense is the property owner. The cumulative efforts of whole communities has significant impact on the quantity and quality of stormwater that ends up in our lakes and rivers.
The U.S. Army has a goal of "net-zero" energy consumption by 2030. Hewlett-Packard just unveiled designs for a data center that requires no net energy from traditional power grids. Here, Worldview contributor Robert Price shares his predictions of what net-zero design may mean for how we build, consume and live.
It was a smelly summer on the west side of Evanston — so much so that some residents are determined to run the culprit out of town.This summer, they launched a website and protested outside the Veolia Waste Transfer Station on Church Street to ratchet up pressure on the company.
In our hyper-branded, if-you-like-this-you’ll-also-like-this, 24-hour-news cycle culture, we forget how easy it is to specialize unthinkingly. Meaning: we narrow our own interests so severely that, for example, we no longer talk to our neighbors.