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Molly Miller
Molly Miller, former staff writer at Boulder-based Rocky Mountain Institute and former senior editor of Mother Earth News magazine, currently writes about energy issues and climate policy from Oakland.

Entries by Molly Miller

Polluting Cars Out From Under Radar

(8) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 9:17 AM

At 5 am as many as 500 cars and trucks are lined up outside the gates of the fairgrounds in Fresno, CA, waiting here for hours as the sun rises and slowly lifts the persistent morning fog off the valley floor. Many of the people in the line even camped...

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Power to the Apes

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 9:07 AM

Like many Americans, the chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, Stephen Moore, recently made his way to the summer blockbuster film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As he reflected on the film in the National Review Online, he...

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Why Green Developers Think These Condos Are a Pane in the Glass

(3) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 5:35 PM

"Own your own piece of sky," says a downtown Toronto billboard, advertising a glass high-rise condominium, hundreds of which gleam on Toronto's fast-developing skyline.

Big glass high-rises mean modern, high-tech, success, money, and, to some, beauty. Certain real estate markets -- like downtown Toronto's investment properties and like Silicon...

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Summer Heat and Fire

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 3:45 PM

I am sitting on a picnic blanket with my friends in City Park. It's a bizarre 104 degrees for the fourth day in a row. I've barely enjoyed any free time this summer and I force myself to let go of my worries and just be with my friends, embrace...

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Stormwater Splashes Roof: Green Building Haiku Contest

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 4:46 PM

Our friends at BuildingGreen are pretty serious writers when it comes to getting the technical information out about green building. Some might even say their material in Environmental Building News and on their website, while extremely useful, can be a bit dry. How else does one...

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Hidden Costs of Design Decisions

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 9:30 AM

Photo: GSA's U.S. Custom House, Baltimore , MD.

Steven Forrester's small Colorado engineering firm is four years old. While he started DMA Engineering during tough economic times, he is holding his own because of clients like the city of...

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Feds Get Fashionably Hip Office Space

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 11:55 AM

The words "government office building" may bring to mind visions of Franz Kafka's notorious clerks' office. Endless rows of literally gray partitions. Government workers packed into a maze of windowless tunnels. God forbid they should have a view of the outdoors, or be able to occasionally move from their cubes...

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