“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? No! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with the treasures of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for […]

Indian Point’s two reactors, operating since 1974 and 1976, generate up to 30 percent of New York City and Westchester’s power. Yet the plant remains controversial. March 1, 2012, Michael Gerrard, director of the Center for Climate Change Law, moderated  the Forum on the Future of Indian Point held at Columbia Law School. The forum […]

Tiger Woods may be a great golfer. But I wouldn’t buy a mortgage from him. Here’s why. (click to stream audio) Economics II: Macroeconomics and Political Economy The way for the government to stimulate the economy and to avoid or climb out of a Depression, as John Maynard Keynes wrote, and as President Franklin Delano […]

Anne Reagan, writing at Apartment Therapy SF – an excellent piece on the reduced risk of tempered glass – Making Your Home Safe: Tempered Glass According to Consumer Reports, an estimated 20,000 people, mostly children, are treated for injuries related to glass furniture every year. On average, three children die each year from these injuries. […]

Hunt for China landslip survivorsVia the BBC – Hundreds of rescue workers are searching for survivors feared buried in a landslide in south-western China that has left some 100 people missing.