| and this revelation comes after nearly a century
| of humane-sustainable types reviling New York
| (and did they also not advocate cars in that city
| on some horse-manure grounds?)

In terms of per capita consumption, New York is much greener than
Hastings. Although the Big Apple didn't make Yahoo!'s list, it is in
fact more energy efficient per person than any other American city—and
even many states. The reason is density; more people per square foot
equals lower average waste. Carbon emissions in NYC are less than a
third of the national average, and typical electricity use is 75 percent
lower than in Dallas. Because walking and public transit are popular,
gasoline consumption approximates U.S. levels from the 1920s. When it
comes to saving the planet, it doesn't take a village—it takes a metropolis.