Subway stations should have attendants (Daily News)
After the recent fatal stabbing in Hollywood, David Murphy writes in this op-ed that while he believes the Red and Purple Line subway in Los Angeles is safe, it would be helpful to have attendants in each station to keep an eye on things. He also adds that his mother rides the Rapid Bus each day, but still doesn’t like to ride it alone. Readers, what do you think?
Going green but getting nowhere (New York Times)
Op-Ed contributor Gernot Wagner argues that individual action to help the environment — recycling, driving less, etc. — isn’t making a difference, especially when it comes to global warming. The problem is everyone needs to take action and that won’t happen, Wagner writes, until everyone actually has to pay for the true cost of their actions, whether it be a carbon tax or some type of cap-and-trade agreement.
Scientists left speechless as vast glacier turns to water (Wales Online)
Check out the photos of the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. In 2009 it looked like, well, a glacier. Scientists went back this year and it looked like, well, water. The cumulative toll of global warming is believed to be accelerating the ice melt in Greenland.
Delays to Gold Line potentially ‘devastating’ (Monrovia Patch)
The city of Monrovia’s efforts to purchase land for a Gold Line Foothill Extension maintenance yard were complicated by a recent court ruling. Gold Line officials say that potential delays to getting the land, in turn, could make it difficult for the Foothill Extension Construction Authority to get needed funds from Metro to build the project. Construction of the main part of the Foothill Extension is still a year away, giving officials time to find ways to obtain the land.