06.12.2015

Do you have a little free library in your neighborhood yet? If not, make one!


Little Free Libraries and Community-Building in Minneapolis | Sustainable Cities Collective
sustainablecitiescollective.com
(Little Free Library in Minneapolis)
06.11.2015

"If you don’t want wasps in your eaves, do your best to attract birds to your yard. Especially brassy thieves like jays."


Of paper wasps and scrub jays
www.rootsimple.com
Stinging insects tend to send people into panic, especially if they're yellow and black striped. After years of keeping bees, we've come to learn that many p...
06.10.2015

Community Investing 101


Get off the Ground with Community Investing - Community Builders
communitybuilders.net
Four tools for investing in your community
06.9.2015

"We fail to realize that libraries are becoming more important, not less, to our communities and our democracy"


Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
www.alternet.org
A review of John Palfrey's new book 'BiblioTech,' and the culturally critical role libraries play.
06.8.2015

Deadly heatwave in India literally melting the roads


Deadly Heatwave Melting Roads
abcnews.go.com
A devastating heatwave has left more than 1,100 people dead over the past month in India, and photos also show the toll on the country's infrastructure.
06.7.2015

New study: Wider streets = more crashes


Compelling Evidence That Wider Lanes Make City Streets More Dangerous | Streetsblog USA
usa.streetsblog.org
The rate of side impact crashes is lowest on urban streets with lanes about 10.5 feet wide — much narrower than the standard 12 feet. Graph: Dewan Karim
06.6.2015

Mitigating climate change by sequestering CO2 in plants and soils


The Carbon Ranch
carbonpilgrim.wordpress.com
What can we do right now to help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) from its current (and future) dangerously high levels?
06.5.2015

For Oklahoma and the EPA Clean Power Plan: Is the Grass Greener Beyond the Fence? Is Failing to Plan, Planning to Fail?


The Clean Power Plan: Just Say, “No Regrets” | Regulatory Assistance Project
www.raponline.org
The Question: Does EPA have authority to set greenhouse gas emissions limits for power plants based only on what is achievable “inside the fence” of regulated power plants, or both inside and outside the fence.
06.4.2015

French law bans supermarkets from throwing away food


French Supermarkets Are Now Not Allowed To Throw Away Food--They Have To Find Another Way To Use It
www.fastcoexist.com
Waste not, want not: Under a new law, groceries will have to either give unused food to charities or pass it on as animal feed, compost, or bioenergy.
06.3.2015

Oklahoma Panhandle counties soon will have community solar power from their electric co-op. 3,900 panels.


TCEC first utility in Oklahoma to launch community solar project | TCEC
www.tri-countyelectric.coop
Solar energy is going to be a hot topic for Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) members. The cooperative has reached an agreement with Today’s Power, Inc., (TPI) a subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., to construct a one megawatt solar array near its headquarters in Hooker this year…