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Down To Earth archive for Jan. 1, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011


Who bikes? 

Leave it to the Sightline Institute to provide a transportation reality check. A new analytical report examines the race and income components of U.S. bicycling. Even though bicycling falls under the category of "stuff white people like," as of 2009, over twenty percent of all...

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And out come the wolves...

Politics are funny and if you need a laugh, simply turn to the legislators in Idaho for real hysterics. In case you missed it, Hucklberries posted an online poll, asking “What scares you more: the Idaho Legislature in the Statehouse or wolves in the forest?”...

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Double-shot of climate action

I have some very good news for climate activists. Two of the nation's biggest climate action groups are joining forces: 350.org and 1Sky. They will work together to grow a movement to take the power back from big oil, the dirty coal industry, and polluters...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011



United States of the Environment 

After the United States Of Awesome and the United States Of Shame maps, now we have the latest iteration: The United State of the Environment. Where do we lead? Washington has the most organic apples. Our close neighbor Idaho has the smallest per capita carbon...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011

In honor of Glenn Beck leaving Fox 

Somebody just started crying immediately. (Realistically, he's leaving his daily show at Fox to get his own channel.) But I sort of lived by the "another day, another Glenn Beck controversy" axiom. It became morbid curiousity because the man was a puppet. You just had...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011


Volunteer for clean up in Sandpoint

The Downtown Sandpoint Business Association and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper are teaming up this spring to remove trash from the shoreline along Sand Creek in downtown Sandpoint during the annual Sand Creek Clean Up on April 16, 2011. Check a recap of the 2010 clean...

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MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011


Flyover of Fukushima shows damage

This scary flyover video in HD of the Fukushima plant shows the extent of the damage with rubble still smoking. Now the utility responsible for the reactors, did not until very recently have enough dosimeters for all of the employees who are working to stop...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

Wanna make $25 to talk about bikes?

I'm in a cycling mood today, so I have good news for young readers: If you're a cyclist from the ages of 20-24, the Spokane Regional Health District will pay you $25 to register for this focus group. This will take place April 21st from...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

BP executives could face manslaughter charges 

The Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 eleven workers. And when you cause people to die, you get charged with manslaughter. Right? Not so much with corporations. Here we go again: Yes, they're legally considered people with all of the benefits and none of the problems...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011

Spokane permaculture study group tonight 

Linda Woordrow, author of the Permaculture Home Garden, said permaculture “is about saving the planet and living to be a hundred, while throwing very impressive dinner parties and organizing other creatures to do most of the work.” Perhaps a new concept to many folks in...

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Tuesday Video: Vanishing Of The Bees 

On April 19th at 7:00pm, the Inland Northwest Land Trust will present "The Vanishing Of The Bees" at the Magic Lantern. Prepare to get stung by the truth of this fascinating film when you find out why bees are disappearing all over the planet. Vanishing...

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MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

Earth Day essays due Wednesday by 5pm 

Remember: Essays for Earth Day Spokane and Down To Earth are due Wednesday at 5pm. To help commemorate Earth Day 2011, DowntoEarthNW.com is inviting writers and thinkers to put pencils to paper and share what Earth Day means to them in today’s world. This will...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

Observe World Water Day with your photos

Did you know World Water Day is today? Annually held on March 22nd, the theme this year is water and urbanization, so in obersvance The Waterkeeper Alliance has set up a Fickr photo sharing group that focuses exclusively on the subject of water and cities....

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