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Call for Papers: Environmental Studies (Argentina)

We invite colleagues and researchers to the second call 2014 (Vol. 2, No. 2, Year 2014) for sending items to the “Environmental Studies Magazine“, published by the Center for Research and Environmental Studies (Cinea), Faculty of Human Sciences at the National University of Central Buenos Aires Province (UNICEN) for its next issue.

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A Protected Bike Lane That Extends Through The Intersection

Full text by Adele Peters for Fast.Co Exist

Just as the concept of protected bike lanes is gaining traction in U.S. cities, a designer takes the idea a step further with these smart intersections that put safety first. 496 more words


In a successful modern city, the car must no longer be king

The Norman Foster-led pedestrianisation of Trafalgar Square was completed in July 2003. Photograph: Heritage Images/Getty Images


Full text by Patricia Brown. She is chair of the… 1,667 more words


Nick Hanauer and the revolution of the excluided people

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats


July/August 201


Memo: From Nick Hanauer
To: My Fellow Zillionaires

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Buenos Aires: the poor fight to survive while across the road the wealthy shop

Parque Indoamericano in Villa Lugano, Buenos Aires, has become the focal point of the city’s housing protests. Photograph: Xinhua/Alamy


Full text by Drew Reed in Buenos Aires For… 1,445 more words


1 million birds and 100,000 marine animals die each year from ingesting plastic bags

By Sylvia Ubal Source: diarioecologia.com

The sad story of plastic bags, bags and harmless practices that we “give away” and accumulate in the corners of our kitchens have become a real environmental problem, as time goes on will become a severe environmental crisis worldwide if urgent global action is taken. 1,100 more words


A radical new approach to marine planning in tropical coastal environments.

(Photography of Wikipedia)

Full text By John Upton For The Pacific Standard


More than a fifth of humanity lives close to a tropical coastline, and those stretches of the world are rapidly unraveling and already descending into environmental calamity. 477 more words