Apr 12, 2010

Guerrilla gardeners

Street Cred
In Montreal, the practice of guerrilla gardening has become much more than a hobby, it's a lifestyle.
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Letter to my Nimby

People unite! = not in anyone's backyard : coal, gas, nuclear.

 Current energy system comes at the expense of water. We absolutely cannot afford this. We absolutely need water. And we absolutely need energy.

 We all can absolutely have both - and more!

Our communities will not be pitted against each other. No matter how much one wants to be a NIMBY, and push their woes onto other communities or disregard the plight of other communities created through our lack of energy sufficiency, what looks like an isolated struggle is the struggle for the whole earth.

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Wind power works


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With strong breezes blowing early Sunday afternoon in West Texas, wind-power generation hit a record 6,242 megawatts on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' grid, which serves most of the state.

Apr 8, 2010

Mexico's Cola wars continue

Kristen Hanson
The residents of Coajomulco, Mexico are literally having their water taken out from under them. (Photo: Kristen Hanson)
Apr 8, 2010

Mexico's Cola wars continue: A photo essay

Kristen Hanson
The indigenous residents of Coajomulco, Mexico have no water in their homes. The government provides the water beneath them for use in other larger cities -- including a Coca-Cola bottling plant.
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wild bee sex

Just a shout out for slowing down and paying attention.  I almost missed the fact that the hills are alive with the sound of wild bee sex...and even when I was sitting there with my camera pointing at it, people who were walking be asked me if I was documenting soil erosion.

Apr 6, 2010

Pinpricks derail action on climate change

Of course, it's possible that the incredibly warm, barbecues-in-March weather we've recently enjoyed is just a fluke and has nothing whatsoever to do with climate change. But is this realistic?


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