Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume Eighty Three.

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What a week – First it was white-water rafting and then it was a rally with Barack Obama here in New Mexico. Pretty exciting stuff! While I try to think of what can match it for next week, here are some articles that caught my eye this past week. Enjoy…

If Delaware Senator Joe Biden becomes vice president the cartoon drawing of Mother Earth will not have to find her own bomb shelter. His record is in line with many mainstream environmental groups on K Street. For example, in 2006 he voted against exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources in the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, drilling in that region is off-limits until 2022.

This isn’t the first time that people have made cereal boxes into gift boxes, but this method looks pretty cool in that, when all is said and done, you can’t really tell that it was a cereal box to begin with.

Prefab homes seem to be showing up more and more in the media these days, especially with two large exhibits in Philadelphia showcasing their history this year. Like many, I hoped that prefab would be the answer to bringing modern architecture to the masses in the US and beyond. I thought that finally, modern home design would be attainable by those of us who aren’t pulling in lofty six figure incomes. That was until I conducted extensive research into the possibility of starting a development company in Philadelphia using only prefab homes. I just don’t believe it is the best way of delivering modern design to the average new home buyer.

Shell and BP have been warned by investors that their involvement in unconventional energy production such as Canada’s oil sands could turn out to be the industry’s equivalent of the sub-prime lending that poisoned the banking sector and triggered the current financial crisis.

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