Project Sunroof is an initiative from Google that uses their mapping software to assess solar power potential. It’s not available everywhere yet, but it looks like a useful tool for calculating solar power on individual homes or across towns and regions.
“Proud to be ‘Last to Breaking News’” is Delayed Gratification magazine, from the Slow Journalism Company. I haven’t read it yet, but a friend mentioned it this week and I like their ethos of returning to the news to see what really mattered.
Another magazine I discovered this week is Down to Earth, edited by Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain. Imagine The Ecologist produced in India and you’re on the right lines. It covers a great range of African stories and I will return to this one regularly.
In the fine print of US government documents, cutting back environmental standards is justified because the world is headed for 4 degrees of warming anyway. Some troubling logic the Washington Post highlights this week.
This week I read Malaysia’s New Straits Times (not to be confused with the Straits Times, which is from Singapore). It’s a good international paper, with a surprising amount of English football news, which is fine by me. Next week I’ll be reading EFE Agencia, the Spanish newswire service.