Join us this week as special guests Andrew Brix of the Ann Arbor Energy Office and Jason Bing of the Environmental House Energy & Green Building Research Center get us up to speed on efforts to keep our homes and tree town green and how we can get involved.
We also had Greg Vendena from the Clean Energy Coalition based in Ypsi join us briefly on the phone (so a trifecta of energy experts as it were).
- Climate change will cause key fish species to move towards the poles in search of their formerly cold water climes, bad for commercial fisheries, but great for reuniting lost fishy family members.
- Birds are feeling the heat as well. A study by the Audubon Society has demonstrated that half of N. American bird species have been spending their winter vacations on average 35 miles further North than 40 years ago. At least they can fly.
- Thought we had to put on serious airs to show our sexual fitness? Check out these birds.
- New studies point out some vicious climatic feedbacks as sub-Arctic tundra begins to thaw, potentially releasing billions of tons of greenhouse gases.
- And! A ray of hope (the glass is one-tenth full): Paris (disambiguation: the city) digs deep to harness Earth’s green energy.
- Al Gore: on civil disobedience and COAL.
Fish Ain’t Biting? Great Lakes, Great Fish
- Try out one of Lake Michigan’s own delicious lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis).
- Check out Great Lakes Whitefish, for more info and recipes so you can fully enjoy this “Best Choice/Good Alternative” great fish.
- This week we look at the 1973 Oil Embargo and its effects on the global economy. The response was dramatic around the world, as our oil junkie veins had a serious bout of petrol withdrawal (c’mon man, front me just one barrel!). Naturally, we draw parallels with the modern day: dwindling supplies and an Obamian (Obaman?) “planet in peril.” Yet to keep it optimistic a discussion of creative destruction.