Good News Blog 1/20/12

Happy Friday, Blog Readers!

It’s time for another good news blog!  First off, we’re happy to see that the Keystone XL Pipeline was rejected—at least for now.  If you’re not familiar, large deposits of tar sands in Alberta, Canada are being utilized for oil extraction with the intention of shipping to refineries in Texas via a pipeline that stretches across a delicate Midwestern aquifer. Continue reading Good News Blog 1/20/12

Standing Room Only?

Hey Gang!

 

Mark is back on the blog this week.  Fiona did a great job last week with her account of picking up garbage from the Willamette River, thanks Fiona!

One part of my job involves mapping things out on Google maps.  Like most people, I prefer the hybrid map that shows street names across satellite images.  One thing I keep noticing is how developed everything is, and how new developments keep popping up.  It makes me wonder; where are all of the animals hanging out?  Continue reading Standing Room Only?