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March Madness: The Food Truck Edition

Bloomberg Businessweek reveals the best food truck in America, based on marketing and social media strategy. Check out the finalists from your region.

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Map: Where Will High-Speed Rail Be Most Effective

A new report has ranked the cities that would benefit the most from high-speed rail. See if yours made the list.


A new report by America 2050 has looked at the places in the country where high-speed rail could attract the most riders and, therefore, be the most effective. Download the full PDF here. The map above ranks them. The darker routes are better. As you can see, the Northeast corridor, California, and an area radiating out of Chicago are the most promising. The report is more specific about what is required to support high speed rail:

1: Major employment centers surrounded by medium-sized employment centers and population hubs all within 600 miles.

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A group of citizens in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee has organized an event called Power Down Week, which begins today. The idea is to support and encourage people who are interested in reducing the amount of energy they use. People are participating in a variety of ways, from simply watching less TV to completely ditching the car, electricity, and hot water.

There's also a lot of fun involved, though. There's a biodiesel-powered movie screening, bike rides, a beer-making workshop, and even "solar group showers" (which, unfortunately, I don't have more details on at the moment).

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Growing Power

Everybody seems to be talking about urban farming these days, from Michelle Obama to my kale-growing neighbors to New Urbanist developer Andres...

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