Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Traffic reduction: An urgent public health priority - Greater Greater Washington

Traffic reduction: An urgent public health priority - Greater Greater Washington: "Traffic is the leading cause of death among children worldwide and the leading cause of death among 1-34 year olds in the United States. So, why isn't traffic considered the top threat to public health by the CDC, WHO and federal, state and local governments?"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Why is the US Military spread all over the world?

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) -- Turkish officials are blaming a pre-dawn blast that ruptured the natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey on rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). CNN

This news item shows that fossil-fuel transport and civil unrest are incompatible. That is why old-fashioned diplomacy has to give way to total military control. Pipelines are too hard to protect. If you are tired of fossil-fuel wars, then you should be working with us to end energy waste and transform the systems by which humans live.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rev. Jackson Rallies To Save Public Transportation -

Rev. Jackson Rallies To Save Public Transportation - "'We say to Congress if you can bail out Wall Street with zero percent interest if you can fund the war in Afghanistan, fund public transportation,' Jackson said.

Jackson and other leaders want Congress to remove rules put in place in the 1990's that restricts public transportation funding for cities of more than 200,000 people, including Miami.

'Green jobs start with bus drivers,' Jackson said."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Car Free Cities

IMAGINE for a moment a city free from the noise, air pollution, congestion and danger associated with cars and lorries.

Imagine a safer and cleaner urban environment where more people walk, cycle, and use public transport and interact on the streets. Imagine a city where children can enjoy the independence and freedom of travelling to school and visiting friends. Imagine every major city in the country being car free.. Human Ecologist

Monday, July 5, 2010

Climate Progress

Climate Progress: "July 5, 2010
“We’re getting a dramatic taste of the kind of weather we are on course to bequeath to our grandchildren,” says Tom Peterson, Chief Scientist for NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

An “excessive heat warning” has been issued this week for parts of the East Coast, home of the status quo media, so please send me examples of coverage — good or bad. Also, drink plenty of fluids and stay cool!"