In October of 2011, a truck hit and killed artist Mathieu Lefevre while he was biking in Brooklyn. Since then, Lefevre’s family and their lawyers have been trying to find out what exactly happened that night. The NYPD’s investigation includes descriptions of surveillance footage showing Lefevre trying to pass a truck on the right. But now Lefevre’s family and lawyers have seen the tapes the NYPD used to draw these conclusions, and the footage doesn’t quite match up with the NYPD’s interpretation of it.
Climate scientist James Hansen says he can prove that climate change caused the Texas heat wave. Maine fishermen caught more lobster last year than ever before. Wave and tidal energy could provide enough electricity to meet 15 percent of current demand in the United States. In London, plastic straws are the new plastic bags. No one wants ‘em. An Alaska congressman created a (joke! it was a joke!) resolution urging the federal government to take control of Central Park, analogizing that action to the federal government’s relationship to the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. Because Central Park is so pristine, and …
OK, real talk for a second? This is almost certainly how I would react if a sloth came to my birthday party:
The former empire is hoping to bring back its glory days by reviving a Soviet-era shipping route along its Arctic coast.
Residents of the yet-to-be-built town of Piscataquis Village, Maine will keep cars from overrunning their town by making their streets too narrow to shove any but the cutest vehicles down them, reports Market Urbanism.
In the Everglades, recent counts reveal that 88 percent of bobcats, 99 percent of raccoons and opossums, and effectively 100 percent of rabbits and foxes have simply disappeared from the park.
House Republicans are going to unveil their transportation bill today, and it is expected to have a ton of backwards ideas in it. These include: Spending more money on highways than anything else Encouraging private companies to expand highways and charge for the use of those lanes Funding highway work through oil and gas drilling revenues
This video, in which a 5-year-old rattles off corporate logos while sounding exactly like Marcel the Shell, is simultaneously adorable and sobering.
Here are a few things you do with a prickly pear cactus: Get poked. Turn its fruit into jam. Use it to clean up dangerous concentrations of selenium in arid California lands. In California’s San Joaquin Valley, a long history of artificial irrigation has impregnated the soil with selenium. In small quantities, selenium is beneficial to humans and animals — essential, even. In larger quantities, it’s toxic. Prickly pear cacti, though, can thrive in these soils, even though irrigation has also made the soil and water dangerously salty.