Daily Archives: May 14, 2013

This would be much better!

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Image links to Treehugger article

Now if bike lanes were set up in this fashion, the bikers wouldn’t be one of my top pet peeves while driving! In my neck of the woods they’re always going against traffic, in the dark, and in a narrow lane that’s had the sidewalk blocked off and and it also resulted in loosing the turn lane. Seriously idiotic (Share the road indeed.). I will never understand why they just don’t use the other side of the street that’s perfectly fine. Otherwise I have nothing against biking. I loved it growing up. It’s great exercise and good for the environment. As I’ve said before (more or less) that we need more bike only towns/cities. But this is an automobile kind of world at the moment and until this can look more like this picture, we’re going to continue having problems.

Let’s meet an awesome 19 Year Old

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Image links to Inhabitat article

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.”

Uruguays’ President

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Image links to NYTimes article

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, who is poor.”

“In a deliberate statement to this cattle-exporting nation of 3.3 million people, Mr. Mujica, 77, shunned the opulent Suárez y Reyes presidential mansion, with its staff of 42, remaining instead in the home where he and his wife have lived for years, on a plot of land where they grow chrysanthemums for sale in local markets.”

Awesome!