Bird’s-Eye View: G as in Good H as in Happy points us to a remarkable video of an eagle’s flight, taken from ultra-lightweight camera on the eagle’s wing.
BC Manure Disposal a Disaster Waiting to Happen: The legendary Georgia Strait has an excellent investigative report by Ben Parfitt on the negligence of the right-wing BC government in the face of illegal and dangerous manure disposal by BC’s farmers. The BC government has slashed regulatory budgets and manpower and fired inspectors who try to do their jobs, and it’s going to lead to massive death by e coli infection, just as it did under the former right-wing government in Ontario. Thanks to Pollenatrix for the link.
The Perils of Illegal Immigrants in America: Two NYT editorials, by Luis Alberto Urrea and Ruben Martinez, picked up by Truthout, describe the growing danger that Latin Americans face trying to make their way to the US, the incredible struggle they face even if they succeed in making the crossing safely, and the increasingly unwelcome greeting they get from US citizens. No room at the inn.
Suggest and Rate Progressive Ideas: Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s fame has a site called True Majority that features a database of interesting ideas that you can rate. The site also monitors peace, justice and sustainability developments and allows you to instantly fax a message to your elected representatives (which the site looks up for you). Only US residents can register, but anyone can browse and evaluate the database ideas.
Ice Scraping: Bruce Downs at Outhouse Rag has a hilarious commercial from Europe about the challenges of being a driver in the Great White North.
Innovation Treasure Chest: Chuck Frey at The Innovation Weblog reviews the year in innovation. Also check out Chuck’s excellent Resource Centers and related discussion forums.