The Washington Post
has a story
on low emission trains that could seriously reduce pollution around train yards and the risk of cancer, heart and respiratory diseases among those living nearby.
Urban Places and Spaces
seems only half-serious when suggesting
we import cougars to take care of the region’s overpopulation of deer.
has a wrap up
on last week’s “emergency” meeting at the 17th St. dog park.
WaPo also explores
how electric car makers plan to address “range anxiety” by rolling out recharging stations.
has enjoyed years of good press but it looks like a darker side is starting to emerge. E Magazine
did an entire issue on human health concerns. Today, Environmental Health News publishes
a report about new research showing that nanoparticles can kill and mutate fish embryos.
, a 27-year-old University of Utah
student who halted a Bush administration auction of oil and gas leases on federal land last year, is in a tough legal position. Yesterday, a federal judge ruled
that he cannot argue before a jury that he acted out of a necessity to protect the environment.
Greater Greater Washington
has a roundup
including a few bike and pedestrian news nuggets.
Susie Cambria urges
everyone to tune into the DC Council hearings today and kindly provides a link to the webcast.
Finally, there’s a new development
in the continuing saga of international climate talks: President Obama
, in Beijing on an official visit, and Chinese President Hu Jintao
both pledged Tuesday to work together to solve climate change, among other things. Should we dare to hope? Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of as the climate talks turn…