Saturday, April 28, 2007

Making a business out of nature

You can count on Florida to commercialize God's green earth. I suppose this movement is why there's a charge for taking a bike tour in a Miami-Dade County park.

Friday, April 27, 2007

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Cities fit for walking

The carcentric city of Indianapolis is studying how to make their community more walkable. In this they join the vision demonstrated with the Miami 21 project here in Florida. Thoughtful report and commentary by Neal Peirce.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mellow view of the boomers

You can see from the graying mug over in the About Me corner that your humble blogger is long since wet behind the ears. That's one reason I took interest when my friend Marty tipped me to his new venture, Boomvista. If you're a baby boomer, I think you'll enjoy the welcoming style and wide-ranging conversation over there. Do check it out.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Patriotism on the open market

There ought to be a use for this somewhere. I found it on Platial News.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Nations agree: Global warming a real threat

You've got to take this seriously. Here's this morning's AP report. Our children will feel the greatest impact, according to the Reuters report out of London. One result will be tropical storms in the American north, says Agence France-Press. As an illustration of the impact already visible, zoom in on this Google map of Lake Chad, a shrinking lake on the edge of the Sahara desert.
"It's a situation of the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer when it comes to rainfall," said Yochanan Kushnir of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, one of the paper's authors. "From a climate perspective, these changes are quite dramatic."
There's more in that vein -- especially the impact on the U.S. Southwest -- at the Washington Post.

Want more? There's lots of it at the site of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Health insurance a life-or-death factor

If you ever doubted whether health insurance made a difference in anyone's getting needed medical care, take a look at this case from Oklahoma. A doctor tells the story to Lindsey Tanner of the Associated Press.