A List of Environmental and Telecommunications Events and Issues

April 18 to April 25, 1997

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Sunday, April 20

1 pm
Global Humanism
John Xanthopoulos, Art Inst of FL
Harvard, Science Center, Lecture Hall A

Monday, April 21

12 pm
God's Imagination in the City
Bliss Browne, Imagine Chicago
Harvard, 61 Kirkland St, Room 24

4 pm
Mantle Flow and Melt Production Beneath the East Pacific Rise
Donald Forsyth, Brown Univ
Harvard, Haller Hall, Room 102

Can the Rest of Canada Get Ready for Quebec Secession?
Alan Cairns, Queen's Univ
Harvard, Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St, Room 3

Cultural and National Identity in Contemporary Ukraine in the Face of Globalism
Oksana Grabowicz
Harvard, 1583 Mass Ave

4:10 pm
Government Media Relations in Comparative Perspective: Approaches to Public Information Management in the US and Germany
Barbara Pfetsch, Science Center for Social Research
Harvard, Taubman Building, Room 275

4:30 pm
Localization and Popuylation Biology
David Nelson, Harvard
Harvard, Jefferson Building, Room 250

8 pm
Electron Transfer Reactions in Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Biology
Rudolph Marcus, CA Inst of Tech
Harvard, Pfizer Lecture Hall, 12 Oxford St

Tuesday, April 22

9:30 am - 12 pm
Stormwater Workshop
contact Nancy Lin of MA DEP at 556-1109
Minihan Hall, 6th floor, 19 Staniford St, Boston

12 pm
Directed Quantum Chaos
Konstantin Efetox, MPI Stuttgart
Harvard, Pierce Hall, Room 100F

Liberating Relevant Information from the Government and Large Institutions
Scott Armstrong, journalist
Harvard, Taubman Building, Room 275

7:30 pm
Millennium Alliance of Greater Boston
contact Kathy Sullivan at 646-6057
MIT Building E53, Room 301 (Dewey Library Bulding)

Identity, Uncertainty and Secret Agency: Ethnic Violence in the Era of Globalization
Arjun Appadurai, Univ of Chicago
Harvard, 61 Kirkland St, Room 24

Wednesday, April 23

11 am
The Evolution of Photonic Networks
Rod Alferness, Lucent Technologies
contact 253-8504
MIT Building 34, Room 401B (Grier Room B)

12 pm
American Anti-Statism and the Origins of the Cold War "Contract State"
Aaron Friedberg, Princeton
MIT Building E38, Room 615

Atlantic Slave Trade Project
Stephen Behrendt, Univ of Northern Iowa
Harvard, 1430 Mass Ave, 4th floor

12:10 pm
Non-equilibrium Global Ocean Response to Pressure at 4-6 Day Periods: Vorticity Modes or Something Else?
Rui Ponte, Atmospheric and Environmental Research
MIT Building 54, Room 915

1:30 pm - 5 pm
Selling Sustainability to Your Clients
Hubert Murray, architect; Gerry Ives, architect; Sue Parenio, BU; John Spengler, Harvard School of Public Health
The Architects Building, 52 Broad St, Boston
$115 members of Architects for Social Responsibility, $145 others

2:30 pm
Scales of Climate and Crop Models: Will Ever the 'twain they Meet?
William Easterling, Univ of Nebraska
contact 496-9469 or nancy_dickson@ksgrsch.harvard.edu
Harvard, Kennedy School, Littauer 371

4 pm
Probing Jupiter's Atmosphere with Galileo
Andrew Ingersoll, Caltech
MIT Building 54, Room 915

Private Shortage of Common Property
Stephen Salant, Univ of Michigan
contact 495-1820
Harvard, Kennedy School, 79 JFK St, Room 332

Multinational Corporations and Environmental NGOs: Sworn Enemies or Potential Allies in Global Environmental Protection?
David Hunter, Center for Inter Env Law; Charles Di Leva, World Bank; Bradford Gentry, Yale Center for Env Law and Policy; Karl Bourdeau, Beveridge & Diamond; Robert Weissman, Multinationals Resource Center; Jorje Zalles, Univ San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
Harvard Law School, Hauser Hall, Room 104

4:05 pm
Microbial Loop Effects on Trace Metals in the Great Lakes
Michael Twiss
contact 258-5554 or janiscka@mit.edu
MIT Building 48, Room 316

6:15 pm
Film, Food and the Future: "The Water Talks to Me" and Downeast dinner
Eleanor Downey, Conservation Law Foundation, and local fishermen
contact EarthWatch at 926-8200, ext 200
EarthWatch, 680 Mt Auburn St, Watertown
$25 in advance, $27.50 at the door

8 pm
The Case for Open Society
George Soros
Harvard, Kennedy School, ARCO Forum

Thursday, April 24

8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Social Sector Strategies and Financing for Human Development: Symposium in honor of Dr. T.N. Krishnan
Hosted by: Amartya Sen, Lincoln Chen, and Sudhir Anand, Harvard
contact 495-0417 or kmalloy@hsph.harvard.edu
Harvard, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

9:15 am - 11:45 pm
Loading computers for TecChange's "Earn a Computer Project"
Aram Falsafi at (617) 983-1705 (evenings) or tim plenk at 666- 8866 (days) or tecschange@tecschange.org
UHaul Rental Garage, 173 Bent St. off of Third St, East Cambridge

10 am
Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up
Joshua Epstein and Robert Axtell, Brookings Institute
contact 253-5643 or godfrey@mit.edu
MIT Building E25, Room 111 (45 Carlton St)

Energy and Security in Asia
Panel from the Working Group on Asian Energy and Security
contact 253-5806 or wilfrid@mit.edu
MIT Building E51, Room 151

11:30 pm
Price Controls, Drug Development and Competitiveness of Pharmaceutical Firms
Stan Finkelstein, MIT
MIT Building E51, Room 376

12 pm
Local Electronic Structure of Defects in Superconductors
Michael Flatte, Univ of Iowa
Harvard, Pierce Hall, Room 100F

12:30 pm
Assessing the IPCC Assessment: Applying what We've Learned about Climate Assessment to the IPCC Third Assessment Report
Richard Moss, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
contact 496-9469 or nancy_dickson@ksgrsch.harvard.edu
Harvard, Kennedy School, Littauer 371
4 pm
Lift the Poem Off the Page/Put the Poem into Action: The Performative Impulse in Contemporary American Poetry
Jane Palatini Bowers, Bunting Inst
Harvard, 34 Concord Ave
NGOs, the World Bank, and Civil Society in the West Bank and Gaza
Nigel Roberts, World Bank
Harvard, Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St, Room 3

5:30 pm
Darwin's Dreampond
Tijs Goldschmidt
MIT Building , Humanities Library Reading Room

7 pm
Generations of Feminism: Evelyn Hammonds, Katha Pollitt, Linda Powell, Pam Prasarttongosoth, Lamelle Rawlins, Alan Shihadeh
contact 253-8844
MIT Building , Room 10-250

7-10 pm
Unloading computers for TecChange's "Earn a Computer Project"
Aram Falsafi at (617) 983-1705 (evenings) or tim plenk at 666- 8866 (days) or tecschange@tecschange.org
Watertown, call or email for directions.

Friday, April 25

8:30 am - 1:15 pm
Social Sector Strategies and Financing for Human Development: Symposium in honor of Dr. T.N. Krishnan
Hosted by: Amartya Sen, Lincoln Chen, and Sudhir Anand, Harvard
contact 495-0417 or kmalloy@hsph.harvard.edu
Harvard, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

12 pm
Toward Modeling Highway Traffic Flow: Some Observed Features of the Traffic Stream
Michael Cassidy, Univ. of CA, Berkeley
MIT Building , Room 1-236

The Politics of Risk Assessment in Environmental Policymaking: Lessons from the Last Congress, Prospects for the Current One
John Graham, Harvard School of Public Health
Harvard, Taubman Building, fifth floor

12:15 pm
Reforming Urban Water Supply Services in Transition Economies: A Case Study of Odessa, Ukraine
Dale Whittington & Jennifer Davis, Univ of NC, Chapel Hill
contact Phil Krall at 495-5664 or pkrall@hiid.harvard.edu
Harvard Inst for Int Dev, 1 Eliot Street, Perkins Room (4th floor)

3 pm
Advanced Pricing Agreement: A Global Assessment
Diane Ring, Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School, Pound Hall, Room 400

4 pm
Plasma Etching Technology for Microelectronics Fabrication
Herbert Sawin, MIT
MIT Building , Room NW17-218

Wave Patterns in Shaken Sand
Paul Umbanhowar, Univ. of TX at Austin
MIT Building , RoomRm 54-915

Saturday, April 26

Volunteer work day at the Cambridge Sustainable House
contact 868-7788
136 Appleton St

7 am-1 pm
Raising Capital in 1997: MIT Enterprise Forum Spring Workshop
contact 1-800-221-2333 or mitefcmb@mit.edu
MIT Building , Room 10-250
Registration: $85 members; $125 non-members; $25 students

9:30 am -12:30 pm
Turning Conflict into Better Relationships
Virginia Swain, Center for Strategic Change
contact 225-0403 or imagine@world.std.com

10 am - 4 pm
Shorter Work-Time... Why We Need It, How We Can Get It
an activists conference with Juliet Schor, Anders Hayden, Ellen Frank, William Pollack, Nancy Lessin, Laura Younger, Suzanne Austin, Karen O'Donnell, Diane Dujon, and Jonathan King
contact Barbara Brandt 628-5558 or http://www.swt.org
Devlin Hall, Boston College
suggested fee: $15

10 am
The Changing Face of Public Schools
Harold Hodgkinson, Carola Suarez-Orozco, Bout Te, Vera Vignes, Patricio Coleman
Harvard, Gutman Library, Appian Way

Fourth Annual WBOS Earth Day Concert and Festival
Exhibitors include the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Save The Manatee Club, Earth Day Greater Boston, Whale Conservation Institute, Earthwatch, Environmental League of Massachusetts, MassPIRG, Boston Can, BASEA, and Save The Harbor/Save the Bay
Featured performers include Boz Scaggs, Robert Palmer, The Boneshakers, Widespread Panic, The Verve Pipe, Jonathan Edwards, Modern English, Ashley MacIsaac, Jonathan Edwards and Patty Griffin
Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston

11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Boston Day of Action on Human Rights and Democracy
Noam Chomsky and speakers from Free Nigeria Movement, Amnesty International, NE Burma Roundtable, East Timor Action Network, Tibetan Association of Boston
contact 787-6809 or FNM@ix.netcom.com
MIT Building 26, Room 100
Suggested Donation: $5.00

Sunday, April 27

Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race
contact (800)286-RACE or 527-2799
sponsored by the Charles River Watershed Association

12 pm
Annual Earth Day/Arbor Day Family Festival
contact Regional Environmental Council (508)799-9139 or rec@ultranet.com

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Arctic Ozone

Editorial Comment: It's always good to check into the newsgroups from time to time. I looked at sci.bio.ecology and alt.energy.renewable where I found out about alt.solar.photovoltaic.

from sci.bio.ecology
Tue, 08 Apr 1997 17:00:31 sci.bio.ecology Thread 173 of 233 Lines 149 Low Ozone Measured over North Pole No responses THCLAX00@UKCC.UKY.EDU

Donald Savage
Headquarters, Washington, DC
(Phone: 202/358-1547)

Allen Kenitzer
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
(Phone: 301/286-2806)

Barbara McGehan
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO
(Phone: 303/497-6288)

RELEASE: 97-64


Unusually low levels of ozone over the Arctic were measured during March by satellite-based monitoring instruments operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

"These are the lowest ozone values ever measured by the TOMS instruments during late-March and early-April in the Arctic," said TOMS Project Scientist, Dr. Pawan K. Bhartia, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD. "However, these low ozone amounts are still nearly a factor of two greater than the lowest values seen by TOMS in the Antarctic during Southern hemisphere Spring."

Centered in a stable, nearly circular region over the North Pole, the average March 1997 ozone amounts were 40 percent lower than the average March amounts observed between 1979 and 1982. This follows ozone amounts in March 1996 that were 24 percent lower than the 1979-82 average, although this low was off center of Earth's pole toward the North Atlantic.

The minimum in total column ozone fell to 219 Dobson units on March 24, 1997, from values near 280 units earlier in March. Two NASA Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instruments, one aboard NASA's Earth Probe (TOMS-EP) satellite and the other aboard Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) made the measurements of the rapid decrease, supported by similar data from the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet instruments aboard the NOAA-9 and NOAA-14 satellites.

TOMS ozone data and pictures from March 1997 are available on the Internet at the following URL:

http://jwocky.gsfc.nasa.gov or through links on:

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Frogs and Other Endangered Species

Editorial Comment: Saw this reference to the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force newsletter on the sci.bio.ecology newgroup


And this came by way of Tom Spriggs (mtspriggs@igc.apc.org) back in January. Now we all have the information we need to choose our own favorite indicator species, including ourselves.

>From the Scout Report -

8. US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program

The US Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Program web pages are highlighted by a list of endangered species in the US. This list is available by state and type of animal or plant. There is also a foreign species index. Links from selected species lead to more information about those species, including photos or reports. The site also contains a copy of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, selected endangered species policy documents, and tables of contents and selected articles from the _Endangered Species Bulletin_, a bimonthly publication of the USFWS. This is a no-nonsense site that allows interested Internauts to keep abreast of endangered and threatened species information. [JS]

"Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other." - Baha'u'llah : Race Unity pages - http://www.commonlink.com/~chiron_rising/race/race.html: IP =

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Energy One Third Green

The latest Wind Energy Weekly (http://www.econet.org/awea) reminded me that in a pilot program of utility deregulation sponsored by Massachusetts Electric Co last Fall, a "total of 4,727 volunteer customers in the towns of Lawrence, Lynn, Northampton, and Worcester signed up to receive electricity from the supplier of their choice... 66% chose a supplier based on price, 31% chose a 'green' supplier providing power from renewable energy resources and/or offering such benefits as residential energy conservation; and 3% chose a supplier which offered either community charitable contributions or a variable price based on market conditions." 96% of the businesses in this pilot program picked a supplier strictly on the basis of price.

That means about one third of the residential customers chose "green" energy. Whatever that means. Of the four green options available only Working Assets offered a "no coal, no nuclear, no Hydro-Quebec" mix of energy sources. They also promised to donate 1% of profits to Massachusetts environmental groups. Working Assets attracted 781 customers, 54%, or the majority of green subscribers. Although the demographics of the Northampton community may have skewed the overall results of this pilot program a little.

Northfield Mountain Energy, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, offered "a 100% hydro product," along with an energy survey and environmental donations, and was chosen by 481 customers, or 33% of those preferring a green option. Does that "100% hydro" include Hydro-Quebec, whose Great Whale project is not yet dead but merely postponed?

Enova Energy, a subsidiary of San Diego Gas & Electric Co, offered the highest mix of nuclear with 57%, and 21% coal, 14% oil, 6% hydro, and 2% renewables. They also offered an energy/environmental home survey and kit, donations to environmental projects, and a raffle for an electric vehicle. Enova had 125 customers, or 8.5% of those picking a green option.

AllEnergy, an affiliate of New England Power Co, offered "a mix of 38% coal, 22% gas, 14% nuclear, 10% hydro, 10% oil, and 6% other renewables. AllEnergy pledged to purchase and retire permits to emit pollutants (under the Clean Air Act) and to install solar panels, depending on the number of customers signing up. Of the 1,456 customers selecting a green option, 70, or just under 5%, chose AllEnergy."

"All participating customers will save money, some up to 18% based on which supplier they selected," says Wind Energy Weekly and the report.

Seeing this article reminded me that I had actually videotaped a presentation on the pilot project by Steven Rothstein of Environmental Futures which administered the program for MA Electric. One thing he said at the lecture was that Environmental Futures people spent on average 14 minutes talking the energy customers through their options and that made a real difference. In real life, such customer support will not be available.

Steven Rothstein was a speaker at the January 9, 1997 meeting of the Boston Area Solar Energy Association (617-49SOLAR). I have videotaped those meetings since 1990 for a Cambridge Community TV cable show I do called "Energy Advances." It's on Monday nights on Channel 55 in Cambridge around 9 pm. Individual copies of the Steven Rothstein MA utility deregulation tape, and others in the series, are available for $15 from gmoke@world.std.com

You can reach American Wind Energy Association at
AWEA, 122 C Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20001, USA, phone (202) 383-2500, fax (202) 383-2505, or windmail@mcimail.com

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Waitakere, NZ - Ecocity

Waitakere City is in the Auckland Region of New Zealand and is the sixth largest city in the country. Waitakere has three goals - to become sustainable, dynamic and just where sustainable means "enduring, adapting and improving;" dynamic is "vibrant, interesting and progressive;" and just is "fair, inclusive and participative." They have been transforming themselves into an ecocity and been building some great online resources while doing it. You can see what information they have amassed at
There is a US mirror site at

There's is the best ecocity links page I've seen so far
This is a great resource for anybody studying urban sustainability.

One of the Waitakere pages is devoted to "Green Networks on the Net." I thought it would be among cyberspace and telecom and computers and such. It turned out to be on "greenways, green corridors, greening plans and anything else that links open spaces into continuous networks." You can see it at

And you can ride locally on the East Coast Greenway Tour paralleling the proposed Greenway route from Maine to Florida. The Portland, ME to Hartford, CT portion travels from Sunday, May 25 to Friday, May 30. Riders from Massachusetts will join the tour in Newburyport on Tuesday, May 27. The tour will go about 50 miles per day. There is a $100 registration fee and $100 of sponsorships required for each day of riding ($500 total for MA riders). The MA ECGA committee is soliciting sponsorships.

Please contact Sue Barker, 1-401-423-2623 or e-mail sueb@ids.net for an application. Applications are due May 1.

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Telecommunications and Democracy

Here are my notes from a conference on Telecommunications and Democracy at Tufts on April 3 and 4.

Phil Balboni of NE Cable News said that according to Nielsen, 40% have computers and 36% have access to the Net today. That was up from around 15% a year or so before. After the presentation, I asked him about those figures. I had heard that only around 15% of homes have access now. He clarified that the 36% figure included work as well as home.

I wonder whether access has plateaued? Are most of the people online who want to be online?

Sharon Gillett, of Victory Research and MIT's Sloan School, asked how to create an industry that can provide the widest services for a variety of costs to the greatest number of users. She also wondered what happens if only libraries and schools are the "www.access.points," then what about those who want to be broadcasters, Web publishers? Can't do it through schools and libraries. Gillett recommends "telecomm stamps."

I say if this telecom and info stuff is supposed to be so hot, then I should be able to at least save money after a small initial investment of time and effort. Get a job or have real fun with the damn thing within the time and cost of a day pass, let alone a course. How do we build a quick customer return cashflow into such public access sites as Virtually Wired (http://www.vw.org)?

Leah Osterman of Continental Cablevision said that by the end of 1996, 80% of schools had access to the Net (I didn't learn whether that was in MA or US). In 1995 only 20% had access. However, that may mean one computer tied to one phone line in each school.

Paula Robinson, Computer Clubhouse Manager for the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club, was on the 15 person panel that had studied this issue and prepared the questions the speakers were all addressing. She commented that in afterschool programs, there is money for hardware/software but there isn't money for administration and staff. During one of the breaks, she told me about getting something like 10 new Pentiums and finding 8 486s in another room that were not used because there was no funding for staff and support.

I noticed that most of the speakers were talking $2000 for computer/software/peripherals Net access machines when my experience says it's more like $1500. How much cheaper would it be with efficient recycling? A friend saw three computers in the trash this week. Could any of them been recycled for use or parts?

Isa Zimmerman of Acton/Boxborough Schools said that in one CA study, students learning in virtual classes tested 20% higher. Collaboration in learning rather than the technology itself may have been the key. She emphasized that technology in schools is not a one time expense but ongoing and said that MA is "near the bottom" in terms of networks, modems and computers in the classroom.

Does that mean we should target teachers for ongoing training and support? I've read that most teachers don't have their own computers, even at home.

Richard Sclove of the Loka Institute, one of the principal organizers of the event, cautioned the group that universal access should not devolve into "inescapable access" and that the public has to be involved in the design of the system. Phil Bereano of the Univ of WA reminded us that this telecommunications stuff was built and designed for the military and the government to their specifications and their own purposes.

I took that to mean that we will have to build it ourselves and not leave it up to anybody else. We need many ad hoc groups for participatory design.

Nobody talked about the Freenets or the end of user groups like the Boston Computer Society.

This was the first in the US consensus conference for technology assessment, a Danish invention where a roughly representative group of 15 meet for one weekend together with a facilitator to discuss an issue. A background paper starts the discussion and the group draws up a list of questions it wishes to ask a panel of experts. It then meets with the experts in a tightly controlled setting where the experts have 20 to 30 minutes to speak and then addresses questions from the citizens group for another 10 or 15 minutes. Only the group is allowed to ask questions at this point. This was the part of the process I observed. I would have preferred allowances for the audience to ask questions as well, even something like written questions that the citizens group and the experts could read later.

The group then deliberates on its own and prepares a report. The panel of experts has a brief opportunity to correct outright factual mistakes in the report but cannot comment on the substance. The report is then released to the public in a press conference. I was not able to attend this event's press conference and so have not seen the report.

I did do some Websearching and came across the "Teledemocracy Action News + Network - the web site of the Global Democracy Movement. We are primarily dedicated to the creative use of electronic media in all forms that directly empower citizens to have meaningful input into the political system."


This is Ted Becker's group at Auburn Univ in Georgia. There are links to a number of different ongoing experiments in "SCIENTIFIC, DELIBERATIVE POLLING/DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY" at

They include
Citizens Juries/Policy Juries (Jefferson Center)
Australian Policy Juries in Local Government
Televote: Scientific/Informed/Deliberated Public Opinion
The Honolulu City Council Electronic Hearing
Americans Talk Issues
The Deliberative Poll (National Issues Convention)
Public Agenda Foundation

The Deliberative Poll (National Issues Convention) is the group that did work on energy issues for a public utility in Louisiana and Texas, another example of citizens technology assessment. This is James Fishkin's project and you can reach him at jfishkin@mail.utexas.edu His Web address is supposed to be http://www.publicdecision.com but I keep getting an unable to locate domain name message.

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The Begging Bowl

My cousin Jonathan Talbot emailed me the following notice:

Fourteen of my works comprise the inaugural exhibit at a new website created by the Arts Council of Orange County (New York State), the county in which I live. Included are six collage/paintings which have never been shown on the internet before.

I hope you will check out this new internet art show. Just go to
and click on "Cyber Gallery."

Pour yourself a little wine and point your browser at that URL and get a little more culture. As for me, I would not find it amiss to receive a few more contributions for my own work here on "A List..." Good wishes, information, articles, or just plain money are all appreciated with gratitude and as much artistry as I can manage.

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