Soylent green is people, and Greensburg, Kan. rebuilds to live up to its name.
Thu, May 09 2013 at 6:00 AM
May 9, 1973:
In an overpopulated New York City of the future, Charlton Heston discovers what's in those little green patties that are fed to the people: The People are in them. The film "Soylent Green
" (at right) is released.
May 9, 2007:
Sir Rupert Murdoch, who presides over a global news empire, commits his News Corporation to an aggressive plan to reduce its carbon footprint
. "Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats. We may not agree on the extent, but we certainly can't afford the risk of inaction," Murdoch tells a gathering of his corporate leaders. But many of Murdoch's news organizations, like Fox News in the U.S., still tell the world the opposite.
May 9, 2007:
Just two days after a mile-wide tornado flattens the town of Greensburg, Kansas
, town leaders begin forming a rebuilding plan for a thoroughly "green" Greensburg featuring LEED-certified buildings and homes and maximally-efficient water and energy resources.
Photo: ZUMA Press
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