Articles from August, 2005

Peak Oil Report
Read the three-part Raise the Hammer special report on the implications of a global peak in oil production.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 22, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (1 comment)

Climbing the Tree
Ben Chronicles his long search to rediscover the beautiful chaos of his childhood home.
by Ben Bull
Published August 22, 2005 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Riding Down the Curve: How Cities Can Survive the Energy Crisis (Peak Oil, Part III)
If cities don't plan for the coming energy crisis, many will not survive it.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 22, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (10 comments)

Sidebar: Are We In Peak Oil Today?
For the first time, the global oil system has no margin for error. Any significant supply disruption will send prices skyrocketing.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 22, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (3 comments)

Sidebar: A Strangling Embrace
China and America appear to be headed on a collision course as they both scramble to secure access to a diminishing resource on which they both depend.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 22, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (0 comments)

Sidebar: Iran in the Crosshairs
Iran's danger to America is not its nuclear program but its plan to introduce a euro-based energy exchange.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 22, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (5 comments)

Sidebar: Electricity Deregulation
Far from lowering prices, deregulation has introduced the worst elements of competition without any redeeming aspects.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 22, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (0 comments)

Smoove D: An Interview with Mayor Larry Di Ianni
Say what you want about Larry Di Ianni: the man can talk.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 22, 2005 in Interviews (0 comments)

Hamilton Goes A-Marketing
The Farmers' Market is the fulcrum of a local, self-sustaining economy whereas the mega-grocery store is merely the adjunct of a global, unsustainable economy.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 22, 2005 in Special Report: Farmers Market (2 comments)

GRIDS Map
Hamilton is standing pat, refusing to step into the future and bring any new life or vision to our city.
by Jason Leach
Published August 22, 2005 in Atrocity of the Month (0 comments)

It's Our Time To Shine
It's time we all embrace Hamilton's 2014 Commonwealth Games bid.
by Andrew Allen
Published August 22, 2005 in Opinion (3 comments)

Planning For The Future...the Distant Future
It's not enough for City Counil to develop great urban revitalization plans, only to leave them on the shelf for fifteen years while they ram more big boxes down our throats and pad the pockets of suburban developers.
by Jason Leach
Published August 22, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (0 comments)

Best and Worst of Summer 2005
Jason Leach runs down the ten best and ten worst aspects of Hamilton this summer.
by Jason Leach
Published August 22, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (0 comments)

Land Gluttony
Just as population is increasing by large amounts and land wanted for development is dwindling, sprawl developments are getting less and less dense. Developers want you to think there's no problem.
by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Published August 22, 2005 in Opinion (2 comments)

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