The Green Wrap-up 3.March, 2013

Americans may have finally gotten a taste of Toyota Prius overkill, hinted at by last month’s rare decline in year-over-year sales for the world’s most popular hybrid. The Prius’ decline caused overall advanced powertrain vehicle sales numbers in February to level off considerably relative to previous months.
As a culture, America is obsessed with work. We go on fewer vacations than almost any other nationality, with millions of hourly workers without any paid time off at all. We’d like to think that a 60-hour work week brings us that much closer to success, but some research suggests being on-call 24/7 is doing just the opposite.
If you spend any time at all reading online articles or blogs about climate change, and you like to punish yourself by scrolling down to the comments, you know how quickly the anti-science shysters and merchants of doubt pounce. Pay any attention to them, and you’ll pretty quickly come to realize that the same talking points surface again and again and again.
Lagos has long been plagued by periodic flooding that wreaks havoc on day-to-day life, so Nigerian architect Kunle Adeyemi conceived an idea that would allow local communities to live in harmony with nature…his first project involves building a three story school floated on plastic drums.
Southern California’s Mount Wilson is a lonesome, hostile peak — prone to sudden rock falls, sometimes ringed by wildfire — that nevertheless has attracted some of the greatest minds in modern science.
A pop-up restaurant is opening in London soon that will serve nothing but dishes made from insects. Tracy McVeigh explains that we may all be eating this way soon, because conventional protein sources like meat are so land, water and carbon intensive.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): There was an old lady who swallowed a fly – deep-fried and garnished with a sprig of parsley! People knowingly ingest gross things all the time, and I’m sure the public will warm up to bug burgers eventually. The key is to cover them with cheese. Everything tastes good with cheese on it.
Oil production is headed back up, but it will peak below the 1970 high in the US or even the secondary high notched in 1985, federal estimates say. It can’s solve worldwide oil depletion.

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