The Air Song

BY ON July 1, 2011
Here’s a catchy tune to take you through the weekend, the Air Song from HAIR, the 1968 hit musical. (This is the recent version. I like the old one much better–this one’s too clean and cute–but I can’t find a recording online.) Here’s another version done...

TOPICS: Coal, Pollution

Air Pollution is Making Us Sick

BY ON June 30, 2011
Last week I listened to a blog radio chat between Renee Ross, the health editor of BlogHer; Dr. Sande Okelo from John Hopkins Children’s Center; and Vernice Miller-Travis, the vice president of the Maryland State Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities. Ross has a...

TOPICS: Asthma, Pollution

Turtles Versus Airlines

BY ON June 29, 2011
Turtles win! The best news I’ve heard all day: JFK airport traffic backed up while turtles take their time crossing runways to get to the other side–and lay eggs in the sand, of course. What else but motherhood would make a turtle ferocious enough to...

TOPICS: Activism