Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA/TedTalk

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.’s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating.


Belo Monte Dam Project Draws Even More Concerns | ANCESTRAL CONNECTIONS

Last month’s worldwide protests against the Brazilian government’s Belo Monte Dam project may have ended, but concerns about deforestation and displacement of indigenous populations remain. Now, there may be something else to worry about.

Philip M. Fearnside, a researcher with the National Insitute for Amazon Research in Manaus, Brazil suggests that the hydroelectric dam, which will be the world’s third largest, may release significant quantities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere.


What You Should Be Watching Instead of the Throne #wtt – Jasiri X

This ain’t a Jay Z, Kanye or “Watch the Throne” hate post. I’m listening to the album right now and it’s pretty good. But while we’re caught in the hype of 2 of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars coming together and all the #WTT tweets and reviews, it’s a lot more important stuff going on the world we need to be paying attention to, like: