Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Some Baltimoreans have given up their cars -

Some Baltimoreans have given up their cars - "'I do not miss owning a car at all,' he said. 'Selling it was one of the best decisions I ever made, and really it changed my life for the better.'"

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Zipcar's Impact On How People Use Cars Is Enormous | Fast Company

Zipcar's Impact On How People Use Cars Is Enormous | Fast Company: "Zipcar debuted in Baltimore a year ago. The company has since gathered feedback from the new Zipcar drivers there to determine exactly what happens once car sharing is introduced in a city. As it turns out, the effects are rather drastic, seriously curtailing both car ownership and car use, while pumping up how often people take public transportation."

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tell Maryland: Support Mass Transit, Not a New Six-Lane Highway |

Photo credit: Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County, MD, courtesy Flickr user Anosmia
Environment Petition: Tell Maryland: Support Mass Transit, Not a New Six-Lane Highway | "A proposed 4-6 lane Maryland highway would cross over 50 acres of wetlands and forest, threatening rare plants, trout spawning grounds, and a major state park. This petition asks the Montgomery County Department of Transportation to consider mass transit options instead."

Transit Alternatives to Mid-County Highway Extended

Friday, July 15, 2011

Stop the Tarsands

Will North America be the new Middle East? | Grist: "“The ever-increasing amounts of heat-trapping gases humans are emitting into the air put tremendous pressure on the climate system to shift to a new, radically different, warmer state, and the extreme weather of 2010-2011 suggests that the transition is already well underway.”"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Corporate media refuses to even mention "climate change"

After Story on Monster Heat Wave, NBC Asks “What Explains This?” The Answer: “We’re Stuck in a Summer Pattern”! | ThinkProgress: "The southwest is in an uber-hot drought, but the NY Times says no dots to connect to global warming — a story Climate Central’s Andrew Freedman also criticized. Similarly, no dots for the Arizona wildfire story or the Dust Bowl story. And TP Green’s Brad Johnson noted that last week’s “CBS News piece on 2011′s extreme weather ignored global warming.”"

Monday, July 11, 2011

Act now to stop the tarsands pipeline

Invitation : Tar Sands Action: "To call this project a horror is serious understatement. The tar sands have wrecked huge parts of Alberta, disrupting ways of life in indigenous communities—First Nations communities in Canada, and tribes along the pipeline route in the U.S. have demanded the destruction cease. The pipeline crosses crucial areas like the Oglalla Aquifer where a spill would be disastrous—and though the pipeline companies insist they are using ‘state of the art’ technologies that should leak only once every 7 years, the precursor pipeline and its pumping stations have leaked a dozen times in the past year. These local impacts alone would be cause enough to block such a plan. But the Keystone Pipeline would also be a fifteen hundred mile fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the continent, a way to make it easier and faster to trigger the final overheating of our planet, the one place to which we are all indigenous."