Month: March 2007

Green Spring Cleaning

ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON Toxics Coalition, more than 75,000 chemicals have been introduced into the environment in the last 50 years and 74 bodies of water in Washington State are contaminated with persistent chemicals at levels considered harmful. A study by the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, entitled, “Body Burdens of Industrial Chemicals” found a …

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After The Flood: The Healing Power Of Bicycles In New Orleans

ELIZABETH LICHTMAN JUST HAD her bike stolen. “I just hope that someone is using it and getting around on it,” Lichtman says. Clearly she’s not bitter. “I had a nice red Schwinn-old school-a really cool bike I built. I’ve had many bikes stolen. It’s not the first time-in other cities too. It’s a problem in …

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Road Warriors: The State of Urban Cycling in Spokane

If you want to know what’s up with urban cycling you’ve got to talk to folks who put rubber to the road everyday. OTM recently sat down with four bike commuters who are all dedicated to the idea of bicycles as transportation. We got a great roundtable discussion-including some crash stories. Henry Seipp Shadle Park HS …

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