Marshall Brown’s Subway Ride

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/10/nyregion/tunnel-vision-eyes-meet-hearts-fl
utter-must-be-the-subway.html

 

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Better than that? Really? If only…

Pulitzer Prize (2012) winning journalist Mary Schmich for Chicago Tribune, story about city of big shoulders and narrow minds:

http://www.pulitzer.org/files/2012/commentary/chicagotribune-schmich2.pdf

Furor hurts, mystifies family

Order to vacate leaves longtime residents reeling

Mary Schmich

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Shortly after the raid, one of the Harrises’ daughters, Yvonne, stood up at a CAPS meeting.

“I said: ‘If you all had a problem with us, all you had to do was knock on the door. Let me know. I will address it.’ ”

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Check this out…

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9c6W4CCU9M4

 

 

more trees in urban neighborhoods

Yes!  

Because trees are ____________.  I love trees when they __________.  We should ______________ trees.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/opinion/why-trees-matter.html?hp

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why Trees Matter

By 
Published: April 11, 2012

Clean Up

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/10/world/americas/vertical-gardens-in-mexico-a-symbol-of-progress.html?_r=1&hp

MEXICO CITY JOURNAL

Lush Walls Rise to Fight a Blanket of Pollution

By 
Published: April 9, 2012

“The main priority for vertical gardens is to transform the city,” said Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, 30, the architect who designed the sculptures. “It’s a way to intervene in the environment.”

 Rodrigo Cruz for The New York Times
A vertical garden at the Restaurant Padrinos
is one of three eco-sculptures installed
by a nonprofit group in Mexico City’s efforts
to improve its notoriously bad air.

Earth’s melting land ice

enough ice to cover the United States 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) deep.

http://climate.nasa.gov/news/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=676

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that’s weak

 

 

adios, adieu, good-bye… o, wot the hell

Such assessment is important because of potential effects on humans and other species, as it has been estimated that continued business-as-usual fossil fuel emissions and global warming could result by the end of the century in 21-52% of the species on Earth being committed to extinction IPCC (6).

Public Perception of Climate Change and the New Climate Dice

James Hansena1, Makiko Satoa, Reto Ruedyb

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.1286v1.pdf