Today’s Headlines

  • More on the "axe the stimulus plaques" proposal that Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) wants attached to the 2010 U.S. DOT spending bill (Think Progress)
  • How "sustainable cities" can move from talk to action … (Guardian)
  • … and more details on this week’s Obama administration "sustainable communities" tour (EPA Press)
  • Electric car makers getting very optimistic (NYT)
  • A new tragedy befalls the Red Line on D.C.’s Metro (WaPo)
  • Is the mainstream media tuning out the consequences of climate change? (Yglesias)
  • From the Guardian article:

    Mitchell Joachim, who teaches architecture and design at Columbia University and was selected by Wired magazine as one of 15 people Obama should listen to, presented his vision for a collapsible and stackable electric city car, which would hang at public recharging stations, available for shared use.

    He also explained “meat tectonics”. Aiming to use meat proteins developed in a lab as building material, Joachim presented a digital rendering of an armadillo-shaped, kidney-coloured home. “It’s very ugly, we know that,” he said. “We’re not sure what a meat house is supposed to look like.”

    Wait, what?

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