This Week in TreeHugger: Arnold's Latest Sequel, The Secrets of Bikeability, Toasting Worldchanging, Bats. vs. Windpower, and How Not to Fry Ourselves

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This Week in TreeHugger: Arnold's Latest Sequel, The Secrets of Bikeability, Toasting Worldchanging, Bats. vs. Windpower, and How Not to Fry Ourselves This Week in TreeHugger: Arnold's Latest Sequel, The Secrets of Bikeability, Toasting Worldchanging, Bats. vs. Windpower, and How Not to Fry Ourselves
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This Week in TreeHugger: Arnold's Latest Sequel, The Secrets of Bikeability, Toasting Worldchanging, Bats. vs. Windpower, and How Not to Fry Ourselves

by Alex Pasternack

October 7, 2009
This week over at TreeHugger, we heard Arnold pushing forests at the sequel to the Governors' Global Climate Summit (not as good as the Terminator sequel, he joked), watched a documentary on the David vs. Goliath battle of big beer and the microbreweries (this one's for you, local beers), and mused on the viability of food waste-to-energy projects (let's eat what's on our plate first). We pointed out one of the best but little-known measures of a bikeable city (look under the hood), welcomed what could become the world's new recycling symbol (hint: it looks like circuitry), and toasted Worldchanging on its sixth birthday (you don't look a day over five!).

Or if you prefer the picture-book approach to the past week: soot from cremated human bodies has been falling on homes in Ottawa, scientists are solving wind power's bat-killing problem, Emma covered what's hot in green fashion at NOW Showcase in New York, while Brian caught up with Make it Right CEO Tom Darden and S. Richard Fedrizzi, the President of the US Green Building Council. Readers meanwhile sent in photos of their composting and vermicomposting systems.

Obama's climate maven spoke plainly about the prospects of a climate bill passing Congress before Copenhagen (not gon' happen), but the EPA said it will begin to regulate CO2 anyway. Just in time: a new MIT report says we still have a 50-50 chance at not frying ourselves provided we make the right policy moves.

We know bloggers make peanuts, but that doesn't matter to one guy in Utah: he's gone nine years without spending money, living in a cave, dumpster diving and blogging from the public library. And he doesn't have a book deal or a camera crew following him around.

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