Jim Carlton

Apr. 04, 2008

Cities Cutting Energy Use

How are cities around the world taking steps to cut energy use? Ira talks with a journalist who looked at the nine different approaches of nine different cities to the energy problem.

energy, city planning, urban design, global warming, climate change

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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