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This is a beautiful, complex film in that the audience shifts allegiances between the protagonists at various points.  There are no clear white hats and no clear black hats.  
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Really proud of Rebecca Otto for this national recognition. If you like what she stands for (courage, integrity and leadership, says the IIA) support her re-election.
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well worth the read for anyone who wonders why some people in politics are totally nuts.
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Today I have a new article up in several outlets about how Waste to Energy plants ("Garbage burners") reduce GHGs and pollution and are by far the lesser of two evils when compared to the alternative of landfilling for dealing with post-recycled, post-composted municipal solid waste. This surprised me. I had heard so many bad things about them that when I started actually researching the science, talking to scientists and visited plant in Minneapolis, and the data was showing the opposite of what most people have been told, I decided I had to do a story. Times have changed and because of new technology required by the Clean Air Act the plants pollute over 90% less than they did just a decade ago, but public opinion has not caught up. It turns out this is a national problem. The US is landfilling 69% of our trash - which is horrible for climate change. You can find it on my site, at MinnPost, and later at Ensia, and HuffPost.

http://www.shawnotto.com/neorenaissance/blog20130523.html

http://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2013/06/waste-energy-technology-cleaner-and-safer-generally-believed
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My new piece shows how Tesla is making more cars than people think. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shawn-lawrence-otto/tesla-set-to-blow-away-gu_b_4082469.html
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Best Tesla review I have read so far.
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In Helsinki to speak at the world conference of science journalists about the science-democracy gap.
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glad to see that you are on this...
http://spacesymbiosis.blogspot.com
here's some pure science in ( what I hope ) is the language of the global public...the question is...does anyone care?
everyday people are way too involved in surviving their everyday life to think ahead about what's good for them...it would be really good if that could change...science has that capacity, eh?
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My new piece is up at ensia.com, the cool new publication of the Institute on the Environment!
http://ensia.com/voices/why-not-burn-waste/?viewAll=1
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