Friday, April 04, 2008
The Olympic torch will make its only North American stop in the city of
Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu and Actor Richard Gere will be as guest speakers at the rally, which begins at 6 p.m. Police in San Francisco said they are taking special actions to protect the torch, which had to be extinguished thrice in Paris because of protests, before organizers in the French capital decided to cut short the route.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Now construction is not a sexy area of climate policy, but it is one in which huge gains can be made for relatively at little cost. For example, existing technologies such as solar water heating can cut greenhouse emissions from a building by one-third. Yet authorities regulating the housing booms in places like the American south-west and many cities across China have done very little to promote such measures.