Sabotage! Tire-Busting Tack-Strip Found on Portland Bike Lane

October 21, 2011 by  
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© Courtesy of Jeremy Dunn If this was done on purpose, I hope they catch whoever did this… Jeremy Dunn, a Portland cyclist, found something strange on his path while he as riding westbound on the bike lane on NE Marine Drive. A piece of tar paper with thumb-tacks pushed through it so they are perpendicular to the ground, just about the width of the bike lane. He took the photos shown above and below and contacted BikePortland to report the incident…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Limited Export Capacity Behind Big Push For Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

October 21, 2011 by  
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Elvert Barnes / CC BY-SA 2.0 One of the reasons why there’s been such a big push by TransCanada and the tar sands industry more broadly for the approval of the proposed and embattled Keystone XL pipeline , stretching from Canada to Texas, goes beyond the immediate profits of the pipeline and onto a much bigger issue: A coming shortage of pipeline capacity in Canada. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Celebrating River Conservation with Gorgeous Photos

October 21, 2011 by  
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© Michael Melford/National Geographic The Merced River in Yosemite National Park, California, boasts 114.5 miles protected since 1987 with an additional 8 miles added in 1992. However, this represents a portion of a much less encouraging number. Try 0.35%. That’s the percent of all US river miles that are currently protected by law. Joel K Bourne, Jr. celebrates the efforts made by conservationists John Craighead and brother Frank Craighead in the latest issue of National Geographic. Check out some stunning photographs that show why these river miles are worth protec… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How Washing Machines Are Adding to the Plastic Pollution Problem in Our Oceans

October 21, 2011 by  
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Environmental Science and Technology /via Turns out that the plastic pollution problem in the world’s oceans is not just a result of improper or irresponsible disposal of our waste : Some of the plastic collecting in the oceans is coming directly from our washing machines. A story in Environmental Science and Techn… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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