Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Tacocopter strafes Valmont Bike Park

Monsanto, Philip Morris in Argentina
April 10, 2012, 21:07
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

 The farmers say the tobacco companies that bought their crops asked them to replace the native tobacco with a new type, used in Philip Morris cigarettes, which required more pesticides.

     They say the defendants pushed for excessive use of pesticides and failed to warn them of the dangers or provide them with information or protective gear.

     Most farmers in Misiones used Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide made by Monsanto, to kill weeds and clear tobacco fields, according to the complaint.

via Courthouse News Service.


Aim for the hole

A little armored electric vehicle for battling The Enemy or disgruntled employees indoors. By Tata.

Via Treehugger:

Dirty Bismark

I don’t know — is that the proper term? Sounds nasty.

I rode this for the first time recently. A new twist on an old classic near Boulder.

Cities growing faster than suburbs in U.S. — unheard of
April 10, 2012, 02:21
Filed under: Uncategorized

Probably for the first time since the birth of the suburbs…

The annual rate of growth in American cities and surrounding urban areas has now surpassed that of exurbs for the first time in at least 20 years, spanning the most recent era of sprawling suburban development.

via An end to America’s exurbia? For first time, city, urban growth outpaces that of outer suburbs – The Washington Post.