Marshall Brown’s Subway Ride




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:

Furor hurts, mystifies family

Order to vacate leaves longtime residents reeling

Mary Schmich


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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more trees in urban neighborhoods


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


Why Trees Matter

Published: April 11, 2012

Clean Up


Lush Walls Rise to Fight a Blanket of Pollution

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.



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