Green reads for dark days

…Dark days, that is, because we’re coming up on the longest night of the year. As to whether these are dark days, as in bad times, read and judge for thyself:

From Inhabitat, yet another slick design: this one a revolving door that generates power. Yes! Now we just need to install the device on the revolving door that is the title of "developer" on the Landmark Hotel project.

On the New York Times’ Dot Earth blog, a good primer on Obama’s choice for Energy Secretary, Steven Chu. Watch the video of Chu speaking, or just let me give you the highlights: Number one, Chu seems to take climate change seriously, for serious. Number two, he tells it like it is concerning our energy-gobbling society and the fact that regulations can actually force industries to build better stuff. Number three, he’s worthy of the Obama team in the sense that he’s really damn smart. (You kinda have to be to win a Nobel Prize and run the Lawrence Berkeley Lab.) Other blogs out there seem pleased.

From the AP, a story that’s no less sad for being kind of poetic: Whales and dolphins can’t hear each other anymore, because of noisy human activity. Talk about unfair.

And finally, from the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, an indictment of commute times in some not-so-far-away counties, including Orange and Fauquier. It could happen here, people. Get a bike.

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