This is not the happiest of posts, some political stuff in front and more inspiring things below.
The axis of evil might lie closer to home:
Gas increases and the Bush AdministrationOne girl documents "What I learned from Bush"
Now how to fix our cities
Carl Sagan on Population and Poverty
The lighter, happier stuff:
Planting trees, start young
21 things you didn't know you could recycle
Yay Seattle! now when do you think they will build it?