Thursday, February 27, 2014
This tumored bottom-feeding catfish is a good indicator of what’s happening in the Anacostia River – the sediment includes dangerously high levels of metals, bacteria, pesticides, PCBs, and other toxic chemicals. It’s time to make the river safe again for people and wildlife. 
Tell DC to speed up the cleanup: http://bit.ly/1mHIueq

This tumored bottom-feeding catfish is a good indicator of what’s happening in the Anacostia River – the sediment includes dangerously high levels of metals, bacteria, pesticides, PCBs, and other toxic chemicals. It’s time to make the river safe again for people and wildlife. 

Tell DC to speed up the cleanup: http://bit.ly/1mHIueq

Friday, February 1, 2013

Join us in D.C. for the largest climate rally in U.S. history!

On February 17, 2013, NRDC, Sierra Club, 350.org and partners will be leading the “Forward on Climate” rally in DC to call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and set carbon standards for dirty power plants!

Watch this video on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and march with us on February 17 – sign-up today!

Sunday, April 29, 2012
America’s best cities for public transportationThis week, Walk Score is releasing its first ranking of city transit systems, revealing which, by their calculations, offer residents the best access to public transportation.  The rankings are based on the organization’s Transit Score, a GIS-based set of calculations that is a companion service to the organization’s flagship walkability rankings.  Transit Score, according to the organization in a press release, “measures how well a location is served by public transportation, and is based on data released in a standard open format by public transit agencies.”
Here are the top 25 cities, listed with the Transit Score for each:
(1)     New York (Transit Score: 81)(2)     San Francisco (Transit Score: 80)(3)     Boston (Transit Score: 74)(4)     Washington, DC (Transit Score: 69)(5)     Philadelphia (Transit Score: 68)(6)     Chicago (Transit Score: 65)(7)     Seattle (Transit Score: 59)(8)     Miami (Transit Score: 57)(9)     Baltimore (Transit Score: 57)(10)   Portland (Transit Score: 50)(11)   Los Angeles (Transit Score: 49)(12)   Milwaukee (Transit Score: 49)(13)   Denver (Transit Score: 47)(14)   Cleveland (Transit Score: 45)(15)   San Jose (Transit Score; 40)(16)   Dallas (Transit Score: 39)(17)   Houston (Transit Score: 36)(18)   San Diego (Transit Score: 36)(19)   San Antonio (Transit Score: 35)(20)   Kansas City (Transit Score: 34)(21)   Austin (Transit Score: 33)(22)   Sacramento (Transit Score: 32)(23)   Las Vegas (Transit Score: 32)(24)   Columbus (Transit Score: 29)(25)   Raleigh (Transit Score: 23)  Read more.
Photo: the DC Metro (by MJM/Mike, creative commons license)

America’s best cities for public transportation
This week, Walk Score is releasing its first ranking of city transit systems, revealing which, by their calculations, offer residents the best access to public transportation.  The rankings are based on the organization’s Transit Score, a GIS-based set of calculations that is a companion service to the organization’s flagship walkability rankings.  Transit Score, according to the organization in a press release, “measures how well a location is served by public transportation, and is based on data released in a standard open format by public transit agencies.”

Here are the top 25 cities, listed with the Transit Score for each:

(1)     New York (Transit Score: 81)
(2)     San Francisco (Transit Score: 80)
(3)     Boston (Transit Score: 74)
(4)     Washington, DC (Transit Score: 69)
(5)     Philadelphia (Transit Score: 68)
(6)     Chicago (Transit Score: 65)
(7)     Seattle (Transit Score: 59)
(8)     Miami (Transit Score: 57)
(9)     Baltimore (Transit Score: 57)
(10)   Portland (Transit Score: 50)
(11)   Los Angeles (Transit Score: 49)
(12)   Milwaukee (Transit Score: 49)
(13)   Denver (Transit Score: 47)
(14)   Cleveland (Transit Score: 45)
(15)   San Jose (Transit Score; 40)
(16)   Dallas (Transit Score: 39)
(17)   Houston (Transit Score: 36)
(18)   San Diego (Transit Score: 36)
(19)   San Antonio (Transit Score: 35)
(20)   Kansas City (Transit Score: 34)
(21)   Austin (Transit Score: 33)
(22)   Sacramento (Transit Score: 32)
(23)   Las Vegas (Transit Score: 32)
(24)   Columbus (Transit Score: 29)
(25)   Raleigh (Transit Score: 23) 

Read more.

Photo: the DC Metro (by MJM/Mike, creative commons license)

Monday, January 23, 2012
Washington, DC is finally getting a green waterfront development to be  proud of.  A 42-acre redevelopment along the Anacostia River, The Yards will comprise some 1.8 million square feet of office space, 400,000  square feet of retail and cultural spaces, 2,700 rental and for-sale  homes, and a significant riverfront park and esplanade.  With a great  in-town location along a Metro line and only a few blocks from the US  Capitol, and with some excellent green features, the project has been  certified gold under the LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program. Read more.
Rendering of The Yards by Forest City Washington via DCYards.com

Washington, DC is finally getting a green waterfront development to be proud of.  A 42-acre redevelopment along the Anacostia River, The Yards will comprise some 1.8 million square feet of office space, 400,000 square feet of retail and cultural spaces, 2,700 rental and for-sale homes, and a significant riverfront park and esplanade.  With a great in-town location along a Metro line and only a few blocks from the US Capitol, and with some excellent green features, the project has been certified gold under the LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program. Read more.

Rendering of The Yards by Forest City Washington via DCYards.com

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: See You at the White House!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus speaks out against the Tar Sands Keystone XL pipeline and urges people to join the action to surround the White House on Sunday, November 6, 2011.

More info / sign up to participate:  http://bit.ly/qCnWJn 
RSVP for the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190135887731504