There’s no getting around it: The Dirt is a great blog. I could spend all day reading it and learning about new contests and restoration projects. Here are the posts I selected from about 20.

Whitewashing Mountains to Save Glaciers

In an earlier post, I wrote about blankets for glaciers. Now the Peruvians are in on the act, but they’re whitewashing rocks near glaciers with funding from the World Bank, of all people. Who says geoengineering is crazy?

X Prize to Fund Oil Spill Cleanup Technologies

There’s a new X Challenge to develop better methods to clean up oil spills. The $1 million prize will be awarded in 2011.

And that’s only 1 competition/grant mentioned on The Dirt. Go check out the others.

Reusing Construction Waste

I was not aware that 40% of construction material is recycled or reused. Now people involved want that percentage to increase. They’re getting together at a conference in October.

A Park Grows in Brooklyn

Phase 2 of High Line park will open in Brooklyn, including the new flyover. Sounds cool to me.

That’s all for now, kids. Happy Monday!

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  1. Priscilla August 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    I’m amazed that 40% of construction waste is getting recycled! That used to be the biggest contributor to landfills. Hooray if the industry is taking reuse and recycling seriously. Things CAN change.

  2. Beth Partin August 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Yes, me too! I thought it was much lower. I would love to see the day when houses are deconstructed instead of demolished. It’s easy to reuse house parts to a certain extent (cabinets and countertops, for example), but drywall?