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NYC's Bike Lanes Are 'Homegrown Terrorism,' Say Red-Faced Opponents

"'Share the Road' has one potential fatal flaw: It involves sharing, which a lot of purported adults haven't really mastered. Matthew Shaer's exhaustive history of the NYC bike lane struggle, in this week's New York magazine, shows just how much people have to mature before a community -- even Brooklyn -- can become truly bike-friendly. Step one: Stop calling bike lanes 'homegrown terrorism.'"

Source: Grist, 03/22/2011

Pa. Waste Hauler Accused Of Dumping Gas Drilling Sludge Into Streams

"HOLBROOK, Pa. -- A waste hauler and his company were charged Thursday with dozens of criminal counts for what prosecutors said was years of dumping millions of gallons of wastewater from natural gas drilling, sewage sludge and restaurant grease into streams and mine shafts."

Source: AP, 03/18/2011
March 24, 2011

Information Session, MS in Sustainability Management

The Earth Institute and School of Continuing Education at Columbia University invite you to an evening information session on  March 24 to learn about the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, a highly specialized professional program that will formally train and educate sustainability practitioners for a broad range of fields.

June 3, 2011

DEADLINE: Metcalf Institute/Marine Science Seminar for Journalists

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting's Coastal Impacts: a Marine Science Seminar for Journalists, July 13-15, 2011, at the University of Rhode Island, provides an introduction to environmental issues affecting coastal communities, with a focus on ethnic news audiences.  The tuition-free seminar includes lodging, meals, and some travel support; application deadline extended to June 3rd.

June 23, 2011 to June 26, 2011

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference

The theme of the 2011 AESS Conference, hosted by the University of Vermont in Burlington, is "Confronting Complexity."

"Taxing Natural Gas Is a Political Football In Pennsylvania"

Pennsylvania is experiencing a gas rush -- to drill and frack Marcellus shale formations -- a rush some say is polluting the state's groundwater and poisoning its citizens. Some critics wonder why Pennsylvania is one of the few states not to tax gas extraction as it faces a budget deficit of about $4 billion.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 02/28/2011

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