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Things Are Good: Green Roofs Are An Urban Paradise

Green roofs are pretty great because they assist in flood prevention and can grow crops. Indeed, green roofs are growing in popularity around the world because they are great for cleaning air and cooling cities too! It’s almost as if many urban problems can be solved by converting unused space into usable green environs. In […]

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The Disaffected Lib: In Today’s Flash Flooding News

Our cousins in Winnipeg are dealing with the celestial overflow that triggered flash flooding.  The Weather Network attributed it to the, by now standard, slow-moving rainstorm that hit the city and lingered long enough to deliver more than 75 mm. or 3″ of rain in about 90-minutes.

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It’s been a common . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: In Today’s Flash Flooding News

The Disaffected Lib: Chicago’s Busy Fathers’ Day Weekend

Big Fathers’ Day weekend in Chi-town.  46 people shot in under 72-hours.  That’s approaching Baghdad-level violence.

What do kids buy Dad for Fathers’ Day in Chicago – ammo?

While mass shootings are more likely to attract the headlines — by ThinkProgress’ count there have been 14 since December — everyday gun violence in the U.S. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Chicago’s Busy Fathers’ Day Weekend

Things Are Good: Chicago Wants to be a World Class Bicycle City

Chicago politicians understand that people in their city commute sustainably via bicycles and that this is a great component to their transit planning. What’s more is that by building proper infrastructure for cyclists they can draw people to the city and show the world what the future looks like – again. Over at Roads Were . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Chicago Wants to be a World Class Bicycle City

Things Are Good: Skateboarders Help Transform Urban Environments

Skateboarding culture is often (wrongly) lumped together with criminal behaviour amongst youth. To those that still think that way, you should check out a study in the most recent Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.

By looking at what young skateboarders would do in the city of Chicago the researchers . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Skateboarders Help Transform Urban Environments

Trashy's World: Hit gun manufacturers’ cash flow…

… hmm… Not a bad idea. The Mayor of Chicago has sent a letter to the TD Bank, and other financial institutions to withdraw Smith and Wesson’s revolving line of credit. This request is intended to pressure Smith and Wesson and other gun makers to quit fighting against stricter automatic weapon controls. I wonder how . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Hit gun manufacturers’ cash flow…

Things Are Good: Proposed Chicago Tower Cleans the Air and Looks Great

Chicago is already internationally known for his stunning architecture and that reputation is set to continue with a new eco-tower. The CO2ngress Gateway Towers will bring the skyline into the 21st century because that building is focused on cleaning the air that people in Chi-town breath.

In attempt to cut down on Chicago’s CO2 . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Proposed Chicago Tower Cleans the Air and Looks Great

Trashy's World: Had to post this…

… to funny. Seems there is a teacher’s strike going on in Chicago. And it is getting nasty. Civility has disappeared in Chicago Teachers Union protests,” says Daniel Strauss, who snapped the pic. Truly. Make fun of the mayor’s mother, declare him worse than Hitler, plant evidence that he’s having an extramarital affair. But calling . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Had to post this…

DeSmogBlog: Was Scott Walker Chosen to Headline Heartland Institute Gala Due to His Bradley Foundation Ties?

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Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker will keynote the Heartland Institute's 28th Anniversary Benefit Dinner this evening at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. 

Walker recently won the Kochtopus-funded Americans for Prosperity George Washington Award. Now, two months after his recall election steamrolling of Democrat Tom Barrett, the climate change denying group famous . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Was Scott Walker Chosen to Headline Heartland Institute Gala Due to His Bradley Foundation Ties?

openalex: Chicago Kills Coal

Great news out of Chicago yesterday. After a two-and-a-half year campaign, a well networked citizens campaign has managed to secure the closure of two outdated and heavily polluting coal-fired power plants.

The Fisk and Crawford power plants are located in residential neighbourhoods on Chicago’s Southwest Side. They are relics from a time when horses . . . → Read More: openalex: Chicago Kills Coal

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-26 13:42:00

AMERICAN LABOUR CHICAGO: SECOND PLANT OCCUPATION WINS IN WINDOW FACTORY: About four years ago workers at what was then Republic Windows and Doors kept their workplace open by occupying the plant. This led to a reprieve which enabled an alternative operator to be found. At the time there was discussion about re-opening as . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-26 13:42:00