Morning Edition: Loads of Bike News & Sad Developments atop of Mt. Kilimanjaro
First up: local bike news today:
The New Columbia Heights blog has a post about the debate raging on the Columbia Heights listserve about bikes after a pedestrian was nearly mowed down by a cyclist, who reported shouted “get out of my way,” as opposed to breaking or getting out the pedestrian’s way. Here’s a link to the blog post and here is the listserve site.
Borderstan reports that a new bike lane on 15th St. NW is expected to open by the weekend. The site also has an interesting post on how the District’s unemployment rate varies by wards.
The Washington Business Journal has a sobering article on the growing shortage of affordable housing in the D.C.-area even though the real estate has yet to recover from its crash two years ago.
Mount Kilimanjaro has lost more than a quarter of its ice cap since 2000, the New York Times reports.
The Times also covers the continuing saga of the senate climate bill.
The New Republic says Warren Buffett‘s just announced plans to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe signals he’s “betting big on coal.” Coal has started to look decidedly “last century” given the greenhouse gas implications and the serious doubts about whether “clean coal” technology will ever be commercially viable. TNR, however, sees Buffett’s move to buy a railroad that runs right through Western states with large coal reserves as a sign that the business guru does not expect coal’s hold to loosen anytime soon on the country’s economy and electric grid (more than half of the country’s electricity is coal-powered.)
Mother Jones is among the news outlets that has rifled through the White House visitors log and reports on the oil moguls who have been chumming around with Larry Summers and other Obama administration officials.
Posted on November 4, 2009, in Green Living and tagged bike paths, bikes, cimate bill, clean coal, Climate Change, coal, DC, Global Warming, melting ice caps, Mount kilimanjaro, oil industry, pedestrians, unemployment, Warren Buffett, white house. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.