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Extreme nature in the city

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:23pm

Another sign of spring is the nesting of the peregrine falcons on Cleveland's Terminal Tower. This year the falcons have produced four eggs, three of which have hatched as of last night.You can watch minute-by-minute progress of the hatching, feeding, and fledging of these amazing birds at the FalconCam site provided by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. more

EarthFest's alternative vehicles

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:20pm

A broad range of alternative-power vehicles were on display at the 2006 EarthFest yesterday at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Thousands of people were able to check out innovative cars and trucks powered by vegetable oil, ethanol, natural gas, and hybrid gas-electric engines - technologies that can reduce environmental impacts while providing reliable transportation. (Of course, the most fuel-efficient EarthFest attendees were those...more

Trapped in our way of life

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:19pm

We've always loved the work of editorial cartoonist Tom Toles, who was a friend of ours when he was with the Buffalo News. Now he's continuing to do great work at the Washington Post. Here is a recent gem. Go to the Post's website to see a complete collection of Toles' recent cartoons. more

Real estate determinism

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:03pm

Housing analyst Tom Bier was back on the PD Forum page on Sunday with more about the insidious structural problem of the Northeast Ohio real estate market. The trouble is that we aren't growing much as a region, but we are building lots of new buildings. By definition, therefore, new development causes older buildings to be abandoned.The disinvestment started years...more

Profit at the bottom of the pyramid

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 4:53pm

The biggest business opportunities of the 21st century will come from meeting the needs of the world's poor - the 80 percent of world population who live at the bottom of the income pyramid and who have been virtually ignored by corporations in prosperous nations. That was the message of C.K. Prahalad, one of the world's thought leaders in sustainable business, who...more

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