Happy Friday!

Here are some good stories to help you play out the week.

• New evidence supports the theory that an Indonesian mud volcano was caused by local gas exploration drilling. The mud slick now covers an area 3 square miles to a depth of 65 feet.

• Streetfilms highlights how Seattle deals with bike paths crossing railroads.

• Charles Barker, a Republican candidate for the governors seat in Massachusetts said he's not smart enough to know whether climate change is happening or not. So he's either stupid or disingenuous, sounds like a heck of a candidate.

The Porsche 911 Hybrid will have a flywheel speed booster. Totally freakin' awesome.

• Writer Alexis Madrigal revisits Amory Lovins 1977 classic book Soft Energy Paths.

• We should treat light as too precious to waste away into space.

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Shea Gunther ( @sheagunther ) is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.