This article first appeared in The Huffington Post 11.1.2014
Swapping stories after Hurricane Sandy, Singer-songwriter Haale Gafori said, "I like how hurricanes bring neighbors together. One of ours just knocked on the door and said building-wide potluck at 6 p.m., first time that's ever happened in this building, the sweet upside of natural disasters."
Amidst people coming together and sharing whatever they have after the hurricane, prevention stories prevailed.
You don't have to be from Paris to understand the concept of pollution visuelle: unattractive man-made construction affecting one's ability to enjoy another aesthetically pleasing view. Candidates for the label "visual pollution' include wind turbines, billboards, litter, graffiti, and overhead power lines...
A picture from a New Haven WPLR 99.1 listener from Milford, CT
After the hurricane's extensive damage to overhead electrical lines, it is natural to wonder if it would be better to bury lines underground to protect them from ice, debris, and wind.
How about creating jobs by putting power lines underground? In Europe, this and job creation are enough reason to do it. What will it take to convince the rest of America?