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This co-op bike shop will teach you to fix your own damn bike (and that matters)

This co-op bike shop will teach you to fix your own damn bike (and that matters) | Grist

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People-friendly streets: They’re not just for big cities anymore

Earlier this month, a pair of senators introduced the Safe Streets Act. The bill would bring “complete streets” principles to federal road funding.

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In California, Millions of ‘Shade Balls’ Combat a Nagging Drought

Facing a long-term water crisis, officials concerned with preserving a reservoir in Los Angeles hatched a plan: They would combat four years of drought with 96 million plastic balls. The dark balls ($0.36/each) help block sunlight and UV rays that promote algae growth and slow the rate of evaporation, which drains the water supply of about 300 million gallons a year.

Norway to Double Carbon Tax on Oil Industry - Norway is to double carbon tax on its North Sea oil industry and set up a 1.6 billion dollar fund to help combat the damaging impacts of climate change in the developing world. In one of the most radical climate programs yet by an oil-producing nation, the Norwegian government has proposed increasing its carbon tax on offshore oil companies by 72 dollars (Nkr410) per ton of CO2 and an 8 dollars (Nkr50) per ton CO2 tax on its fishing industry.