Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Global Warming and Babylon, Long Island

It's almost December and 60 degrees outside. Pretty hard to believe, and it's pretty obvious that something's not right.

With the global temperature rising, a growing number of cities are taking action to fight global warming. One idea in the news are Green Buildings. The basic idea is to make buildings use less energy by insulating them in the same basic ways you would insulate your house and in new and creative ways like green roofs (here's more on the science behind green roofs).

The town of Babylon on Long Island is a real leader when it comes to Green Buildings. Earlier this month they adopted a first-in-the-Northeast Green Building code that applies to commercial and industrial buildings.

What do you think? Should more of New York's cities and towns be following Babylon's lead?

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