The Japanese language uses a broad array of honorific suffixes for addressing or...– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_titles
Connecting Music and Gesture →
Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, demonstrates and discusses the role of a conductor.
Treat your ears right. Listen to this album.
Someone once said that learning Chinese is “a five-year lesson in...– David Moser
A recent poll by Renmin University showed that only 5.3 percent of respondents...– http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/a-deadly-ferrari-crash-in-beijing-leads-to-more-political-intrigue/?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
The sun was so hot a bird came down and walked beside me in my shadows.– Erskine Caldwell’s Tobacco Road
volker bertelmann interviewed by guy raz
In unusually candid remarks, Wang Yuqing, former deputy head of the environment...– http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2012/03/14/the-cost-of-chinas-pollution/#axzz1pFk4GnEx
McKinsey experts discuss China’s insatiable...
If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and...–
Brief story of a Chinese bicycle deliveryman in New York struggling with cabbies and bad tippers after gaining asylum in the United States.
The paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly...– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleo_diet
Cynicism (Greek: κυνισμός), in its original form, refers to the beliefs of an...– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynic
A man in clean maoist attire strolls by inquisitively. A middle-aged woman walks behind me, and looking at the camera screen displaying the video I am shooting says, keyi le, “that works.” A man comes up to me and asks why foreigners like filming so much. Various people walking by bundled up with puffy eyes, clutching plastic bags of fried Muslim breakfast treats. A constant trickle of commuters...
Another Winter Sweeps Through the Hutong
Northern Chinese winter weather and the seasonal increase in particulate matter that results from coal combustion for higher heating needs. Users of Weibo, the Chinese twitter, have complained the presumable dishonesty in the Chinese government’s air pollution monitoring body, which has repeatedly reported acceptable/moderate air quality when eye-witnesses accounts disagree. Moreover, official...
I made this video about my favorite Beijing street snack, the jianbing (煎饼).
Having spoken plainly so far, Okoye said the next half a dozen sentences in...– things fall apart (1958) chinua achebe
Barbara Finamore: Province-by-Province Details of... →
The national 16% 12FYP energy intensity reduction goals break up into each province as follows: 10% Reduction15% Reduction16% Reduction17% Reduction18% ReductionHainanGansuAnhuiBeijingGuangdongQinghaiGuangxiChongqingHebeiJiangsuTibetGuizhouFujianLiaoningShanghaiXinjiangInner...
Climate Wire-China Uses Feed-In Tariff to Build... →
Two reasons the CCP is pushing solar: keeping to 12FPY renewable goals amid nuclear setbacks, and appeasing domestic solar manufacturers who are witnessing diminishing overseas demand. As a result of the tariff, in western China’s Qinghai province, the local labor pool was dried up by solar project developers shortly after the issuing of the feed-in tariff. Among the developers...
Marist Poll on Bike Lanes in NYC →
66% New Yorkers support bike lanes, but 40% think they make traffic worse. Also, cabbies seen as the least respectful users of the road by far. Ha!
Luxury bikes →
Stamping Italian automaker logos and 20,000 RMB price tags on bikes to stimulate demand for them as luxury goods.
Percent of Bike Commuters in US Cities
Carnegie Mellon: Air Emissions Due To Wind And... →
20% of the CO2 emission reduction and up 100% of the NOx emission reduction expected from introducing wind and solar power will be lost because of the extra ramping requirements they impose on traditional generation.
China: The next big grid storage market →
This is basically the research project that I’m working on for a local consultancy these days.
Beijing plans congestion fees to ease traffic |... →
No specifics though. We’ll see how this plays out.
What's the carbon footprint of ... cycling a mile?... →
The carbon footprint of cycling a mile: 65g CO2e: powered by bananas 90g CO2e: powered by cereals with milk 200g CO2e: powered by bacon 260g CO2e: powered by cheeseburgers 2800g CO2e: powered by air-freighted asparagus • See more carbon footprints. • This article is drawn from How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners-Lee
Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households... →
@BrookingsInst Findings: In the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, 7.5 million households do not have access to a private automobile. A majority of these zero-vehicle households live in cities and earn lower incomes. Conversely, households with vehicles tend to live in suburbs and earn middle or higher incomes. The unique locational and income characteristics of zero-vehicle households...
Subversive Bicycle Photos: Vancouver... →
Photos from the good old days.
China Eyes Competitive Edge in Renewable Energy →
A comprehensive wrap-up on recent happenings in the China renewable world China’s green push is already reshaping global energy markets. China surpassed the United States as the top country in the Ernst and Young indices for renewable energy investment attractiveness in August 2010—a position the United States had held since 2006. The Chinese brought in $48.9 billion in renewable energy...