Saturday Linkages: Battling Herbicides, Solar Wall Ovens and Jaywalking

Solar wall oven. Photo: Natural Building Blog

Solar wall oven. Photo: Natural Building Blog

Rachel Aviv: The Scientist Who Took on a Leading Herbicide Manufacturer http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all?mbid=social_retweet …

Consider the Cane Toad http://ensia.com/voices/consider-the-cane-toad/ …

Commercial Solar Wall Ovens http://feedly.com/e/nrC8gJXU 

Wilson Solar Grill for outdoor cooking http://www.examiner.com/article/wilson-solar-grill-for-outdoor-cooking …

America’s public transit routes, mapped: http://boingboing.net/2014/02/06/americas-public-transit-rout.html …

LA residents: The city offers free native trees for street planting. Coast Live Oaks are approved as street trees! http://environmentla.org/pdf/2014/Theodore_Payne_Foundation_FlyerTA.pdf …

Documenting the NYC snowpocalypse’s neckdowns: latent traffic calming revealed by climate and crowds: http://boingboing.net/2014/02/05/documenting-the-nyc-snowpocaly.html …

Tom Vanderbilt in NYT: Jaywalking Tickets Don’t Make Streets Safer http://feedly.com/e/V1mmSoBo 

Decoding News Helicopter Signals on YouTube http://feedly.com/e/5p1EiKdZ 

The Flying Tortoise: If You’re A Gardener And A Chess Player, Check Out… http://theflyingtortoise.blogspot.com/2014/01/if-youre-gardener-and-chess-player.html?spref=tw …

Driving Apps Are Incompatible With Safe Driving http://feedly.com/e/TaIIlCln 

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  1. I have not lived in a city since I was about a year old and I visit cities infrequently, so I am no expert on jaywalking or other urban cultural practices, but I got quite the education when I was visiting Copenhagen. The first thing I noticed was the sheer number of bicycles: bicycles with cargo carriers, kid carriers . . . . The next thing was the way that Danes always crossed the streets only at the proper crossings. I asked a Swedish friend from Malmo about this phenomenon during our lovely tour of the city. He told me that if I jaywalked, some ordinary Dane would take me aside and explain that those sorts of things just weren’t done there. I cannot imagine that happening in the US.

    In addition, my efforts to find trash – any trash, even so much as a gum wrapper – on the streets of Denmark or Sweden were unsuccessful. The aforementioned Swedish friend got quite the shock when he came to the US and I took him to NYC and Philadelphia.

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