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Tuesday | October 12, 2010

Motorized Lemmings

Onramp To Oblivion
The milepost just ahead: one billion vehicles on the beleaguered planet's roads. By 2020 traffic accidents will be the third biggest cause of "death and disease" worldwide. That's above war, violence, and "self-inflicted injuries." Traffic fatalities are still the leading cause of death for U.S. children.
Go to story: 5 Things It's OK to Hate About Your Car
Go to rant: I Hate Cars, I Hate Driving
Go to juvenile prank: Drivers Not Wanted

Monday | October 11, 2010

"Wear sky blue" advises Dr. Maya Angelou.

Celebrate Community Healing Days: October 15, 16, and 17, 2010
Portland's African American community is invited to take part in the second annual Community Healing Days, a multi-day and multi-venue celebration that aims to heal the community from "lies that have been told to us and lies we've told ourselves."
Go to story: Community Healing Days Celebration Oct. 15-17

Sunday | October 10, 2010

10/10/10 Global Work Party: Find an Event Near You

Today Is 350.org's 10/10/10 Global Work Party Day.
People all over the world are joining together to demonstrate how humans can find ways to live more gracefully with our planet. Get to work building the change we want to see in our communities, from planting forests to installing wind and solar power generation facilities on schoolhouses to digging a community garden.
Go to story: 10/10/10: Find an Event Near You
Go to wiki: Welcome to the 350.org Global Work Party Wiki
Check out what others are doing: Ideas For Your 10/10 Work Party

Saturday | October 9, 2010

Fierce baby cougar.

Terrifying Baby Cougar Spotted At Zoo
Suddenly appearing without warning, the cub and its mother, a Washington cougar named Chinook, hadn't been seen in public since the cub's birth last month.
Go to story: Cute alert: Oregon Zoo shows off baby cougar

Friday | October 8, 2010

Find out where your job was "off-shored" with Job Tracker.

Where Did Corporate Kingpins Move Your Job?
Find out with Working America's "Job Tracker."
Go to story: Who's Exporting Oregon Jobs? Find Out Online
Go to job tracker: Job Tracker

Thursday | October 7, 2010

City of Boardman: Got mountaintops? We've got mountaintop removal gear!

EPA Mails Warning Letter To Eco-Terrorists
Environmental Protection Agency's letter "gives (Portland General Electric) 30 days to meet with agency staff and outline the steps it will take to bring (PGE's hazardous coal-fired power plant in Boardman) into compliance." Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) continues "negotiating."
Go to story: EPA says Boardman Coal Plant Violates Clean Air Law

Wednesday | October 6, 2010

Every day is a great walk or bike to school day.

To Heck With All That "Talk Like A Pirate" Nonsense, It's...
International Walk and Bike to School Day! Woo Hoo!
Go to story: Walk and Bike to School Day roundup

(Go to older news stories >>>)