Whose Responsibility Is it To Keep Our Sidewalks Clear?

January 9, 2011 by  
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All images credit Franke James TreeHugger favourite Franke complains in one of her trademark photo essays that she is irked by unshovelled sidewalks. It is one of those contradictions, where the sidewalk is on city property. where we are not required to shovel the streets for cars, (the city has ploughs for that) but the sidewalks, for pedestrians, are the homeowners’ responsibility

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In Defense of Sidewalk Bike Riding

September 7, 2010 by  
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Photo credit Edenpictures via flickr. As a new or continuing city cyclist, you are bound to hear the admonishment: “Don’t ride on the sidewalk. It’s dangerous.” I swallowed that Kool-Aid for quite a while.

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Porcelain Factory’s Discarded Products Turn Into Arty New Pieces (Photos)

September 7, 2010 by  
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Above: a piece from the Lifeguard collection. Photos: Courtesy of Leo Battistelli. In 2002, Argentine artist based in Brazil Leo Battistelli began working with the remains of a porcelain factory.

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Similar Tropical Forests Store Much Different Amounts of Carbon: New Report

September 7, 2010 by  
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photo: Lori via flickr While we’ve just learned that over 80% of new farmland in the tropics came at the expense of forests, another new study shows us that when it comes to calculating how much carbon tropical forests store , variable on the ground conditions make estimating how much sequestration potential forests have more tricky than thought.

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A Bridge Grows in Queens?

January 27, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good For years, residents of Astoria, a neighborhood in Queens, New York City, dealt with a scummy flow of water. Caused by a leaky pipe, the scum river flooded the sidewalk and iced over in winter. It was a problem, until two creative artists found a DIY solution ….

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200 Secure, LEED Certified Pay-to-Park Bike Stations Coming Soon

October 29, 2009 by  
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Covina, California, has the third busiest commuter train station in Southern California, according to its mayor, thus the town is investing in a nifty, digitally-accessed bike parking structure called the Mobis Secure Bike Module. While on the other side of the globe Copenhagen is trying out quite minimalistic parking by painting white lines on the sidewalk and hoping people put their bikes there, Mobis, the angel-backed start-up that designed Covina’s LEED 3.0 bike facility, is hoping cash-strapped cities will see the utility in safe, user paid parki..

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