–Air born particulate matter concentrations in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics were lower than normal but this seems to be a consequence of meteorological conditions rather than the actions of the PRC. Anecdotally, this trend of reduced smog seems to have continued in 2009.
–The House cap & trade bill will mandate that states and municipalities adopt more energy efficient building codes.
–It seems like everyone participating in Infinite Summer has rapidly reached a point where they are either thoughtfully annoyed or converging-on-very-annoyed. Contra Sanchez, I’ve always loved the endnotes.