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climateadaptation:

Obama is right on both fronts. Clean policies not only offer necessary protections, they stimulate jobs.

From Scotland to Shanghai to Sao Paolo, the world is moving decisively toward a clean technology conversion and the jobs that come with it for urgent environmental, security and…

Posted at 4:31am and tagged with: obama, regulations, facts, environment, policy, jobs, economics, stimulus, climate change, energy, coal, GHG, carbon, careers,.

climateadaptation:

Portland is nationally recognized as a leader in the movement to create bicycle-friendly cities. About 7 percent of commuters here travel by bike (the national average is under 1 percent) and the city has an ambitious plan, adopted last year, to increase that proportion to 25 percent by 2030.

Until recently, Portland’s bike initiatives focused on improving the transportation infrastructure, said Roger Geller, the city’s bicycle coordinator. But as businesses awaken to the purchasing power of cyclists, “bicycle-supported developments” are also beginning to appear around town, Mr. Geller said. These are residential and commercial projects built near popular bikeways and outfitted with cycling-related services and amenities.

“The change is coming from the private sector,” Mr. Geller said. “Cyclists are a great potential market for businesses that want people traveling at human-scale speed and will stop and buy something.”

Some 3,000 riders a day pass by Mr. Ettinger’s new brewpub, which he calls the Hopworks BikeBar. It has racks for 75 bicycles and free locks, to-go entrees that fit in bicycle water bottle cages, and dozens of handmade bicycle frames suspended over the bar areas.

nytimes, 20.09.11.


Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in SE Portland.

Source: NYTimes Business

(Source: citymaus)

Posted at 6:32am and tagged with: PDX, biking, cycling, cyclists, development, infrastructure, news, oregon, portland, cities, economy, jobs, planning, infrastructure, transportation,.

climateadaptation:

Chinese environmental groups claim that Apple manufacturers have been releasing harmful pollutants into the environment. A report by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) and other non-governmental Chinese environment groups cited, for example, that an Apple factory in the city…

Posted at 10:33am and tagged with: apple, ibtimes, business, economy, jobs, china, pollution, taxes, free market, libertarian, news, hazards, cognitive dissonance, denial, regulations, human health, health, rivers, toxic, environment, environmental law, law,.

Space pilot jobs set to take off

Becoming the pilot of a spaceship may seem the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a regular job in just 20 years time, a report has concluded.

That is one of the findings of a government study into jobs of the future, which also suggests people will be employed to make human body parts.

It names 20 jobs that could be common by 2030, including “vertical farmers” growing food in multi-storey buildings.

It also says surgeons may be employed to give people extra memory capacity.

You can download the full report at http://fastfuture.com/?p=129

Posted at 5:51pm and tagged with: future, forecast, jobs,.

Space pilot jobs set to take off
Becoming the pilot of a spaceship may seem the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a regular job in just 20 years time, a report has concluded.
That is one of the findings of a government study into jobs of the future, which also suggests people will be employed to make human body parts.
It names 20 jobs that could be common by 2030, including “vertical farmers” growing food in multi-storey buildings.
It also says surgeons may be employed to give people extra memory capacity.

You can download the full report at http://fastfuture.com/?p=129