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Bike-Share Good Samaritanism

We linked out to stories about bike-sharing when it was relatively new in New York. This week, an enchanting short note on a peddler of angelic behavior, and a couple examples of people who have pedaled accordingly: 543 more words

Collaboration

More Bottura Is In Good Taste

We long ago tired of the celebrity chef craze, and foodie-ism sometimes seems to have gone amok. But we do not tire of featuring this highly visible chef… 483 more words

Culture

Nebraska & Keystone

Difficult to believe:

Nebraska Sort of Approves the Keystone Pipeline

By Bill McKibben

In the summer of 2011, National Journal polled a group of “energy and environment insiders” in Washington, D.C., to ask if the Keystone XL pipeline would be approved.

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Activism

Avoiding Misery Can Take Decades

Thanks to Anthony Doerr for this opinion, which we tend to agree with:

We Were Warned

Boise, Idaho — Twenty-five years ago this month, more than 1,500 prominent scientists, including over half of the living Nobel laureates, issued a manifesto titled “

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Climate Change

How Many Trees On This Planet?

The scientific journal Nature is not one of our regular sources for stories here, but when the Science section of the Times points out a good story, we listen. 401 more words

Biodiversity

Fruit With Alternative Beauty

And now for something completely different:

Morrisons to sell ‘wonky’ pomegranates to meet rising demand

Fruit will come in different sizes and have blemishes but will cost 30p, compared to average 74p in UK supermarkets…

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Consumer Behavior

All In, Eliminating Plastic Bags, Rwanda Is A Leader

Thanks to the New York Times for this success story from a small country in Africa that has been working its way steadfastly to global leadership, quietly but surely for the last decade-plus. 332 more words

Conservation