Will my incandescent Christmas lights destroy the planet?
Like a good Portlander, I’ve replaced my old,
power-sucking incandescent bulbs with modern CFLs. My Christmas lights,
however, are still incandescent. Do I care? How hard am I raping the
If Pioneer Courthouse Square is “Portland’s living room,” the old Pioneer Courthouse itself seems more like the dark, scary attic that no one ever goes into. It’s a striking building, but what
Why don’t incandescent light bulbs last forever?
Don’t hang on, Tom—nothing lasts forever but the Earth and
sky. Still, I suspect you want me to put down the bong and answer your
Paper or plastic?
You’re clearly a wiseass, Nick, but I do admire your
brevity. I’ll assume, charitably, that you’re not just flinging
linguistic poo at the answer monkey and you re
What are the Occupy Portland people going to do when it
gets really cold? I’m worried they’ll have to give up when the snows
come, enabling the movement’s detractors to deride the whole thing
To recoup the increased cost of curbside composting,
could I use my green barrel as a toilet? All my human waste is 100
percent organic. I can even mount a toilet seat on top of the green can
Metro accepts used oil for curbside recycling, but they
insist that it be in a transparent container, which rules out any motor
oil bottle I’ve ever seen. Why can’t we recycle used motor oil in
In honor of Portland’s chrysanthemum season, perhaps
you can tell us: Why do some cut flowers/bouquets seem to die
immediately? Is there a trick to make them last?
I have the same prob