Fifty years ago today, workers in Centralia, PA, began burning trash at a site over an old mine entrance just outside of the town. That fire is still burning to this day. The fire ignited the coal and then continued to spread underground. Officials spent twenty years trying to put it out, but each effort […]
This post over at Per Square Mile makes some stunning juxtapositions through satellite photos that highlight the presence of trees in economically rich and poor regions. It’s worth a look.
Some stuff I’ve recently come across: Intriguing piece by Greg Rucka at Io9 on his writing strong female characters in his work. Wes Enzinna has a powerful article at the New York Times Sunday Magazine about Treece Kansas, a now abandoned mining town. I’m really fascinated by areas and towns that have been destroyed through […]
I’m not sure how I ran across this article on parking (of all things) at the Los Angeles Magazine, but it’s a fascinating read. Fittingly enough, I started reading it while I was in Seattle last week and becoming outraged over the price of parking. It’s a fascinating article for something we tend to take for granted […]
Two stories I hope to go into in more depth in the relatively near future: Tar Sands Action Protest in D.C. via Huffington Post Verizon Workers Return to Work Without New Contract via NPR