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Bike culture: Not as white as you think

By Claire Thompson

Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious

Even as it grows in popularity, cycling just can’t shake its reputation as a pastime for spandex- or skinny jean-clad white people. But a new report from the Sierra Club and the League of American Bicyclists challenges that common stereotype, spotlighting a decade of rapid growth in biking among communities of color.

From 2001 to 2009, the percentage of trips taken by bike increased by 50 percent among Latinos, and by 100 percent among African Americans — compared to only a 22-percent increase among whites. This, the report notes, …read more
Source: Grist

By Sarah Laskow

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All across the country, infrastructure is falling apart. Roads are cracking, bridges are collapsing, and no one really has the money to fix it. But New York City has an idea! Latch onto the 3D printing craze, and print out concentrate columns keep piers up, instead of using wood that will just rot out again. It will only save, oh, about $3 billion.

Gizmodo reports:

Here’s how their scheme would work. A team of workers would use a 3D scanner to take accurate reading of each piling. Then, based on the scans, they’d use a generative algorithm to create the …read more
Source: Grist

By Derek Markham

Smartphones can be turned into accurate biosensors for detecting toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses and other molecules with this new technology. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Derek Markham

Smartphones can be turned into accurate biosensors for detecting toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses and other molecules with this new technology. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Michael Graham Richard

New York City isn’t the only city getting a new bike-sharing program. Chicago is also getting close to launching its Divvy bike-share, with memberships already on sale and the official public opening currently planned for mid to late June. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Sarah Laskow

This is an island “dwarf” fox, of California’s Channel Islands.

USFWS

It is extremely cute.

baby foxEven cuter as a pup.
NPS

Until recently, it was also extremely endangered.

But, island foxes managed to, quick like a fox, make “one of the fastest recoveries of any endangered species ever,” Treehugger reports. Here’s how they did it.

These adorable small foxes arrived on the islands as regular-sized gray foxes thousands and thousand of years ago, and eventually evolved into tinier, …read more
Source: Grist

By Margaret Badore

Dr. Louise Firth designs a solution to threatened biodiversity on Galway’s shores. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Monica Tanaka

Nature Canada and BC Nature are urging the Joint Review Panel to recommend rejection of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project in final submissions to the Joint Review Panel.

Nature Canada and BC Nature are submitting that Enbridge, the pipeline proponent, has underestimated the environmental risks of the Project. Northern Gateway would further threaten woodland caribou, a species at risk, with increased mortality from predators and impacts of habitat fragmentation on the caribou’s ability to feed and breed. Enbridge also failed to examine the risks associated with a worst-case scenario oil spill, such as in the …read more
Source: Nature Canada

By Monica Tanaka

Where greenhouse gases come from

By David Roberts

Ecofys: global GHG flowchart

Here’s a tiny version of a large, information-dense graphic from research consultancy Ecofys:

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Click to embiggen.

You should click and look at the big version, or better yet get the PDF from Ecofys and zoom in really close, where you can see the sectors further broken down.

No grand conclusions to draw, just something to think on. Every one of these sources can be dialed down, through conservation and efficiency if nothing else, but off the top of my head I’d say the easiest targets for rapid emission reductions, in no …read more
Source: Grist

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