Attention, shoppers: You can forget about parking in the shade, at least when you're headed for Metrocenter. Despite Karen Bauernschmidt's best efforts, the west-side mall recently axed more than 300 trees (most of them eucalyptus) growing in its expansive parking lot, a move that Bauernschmidt, a radical environmentalist, tried to block by posting herself in the biggest tree in the lot. Although she was eventually ejected for trespassing -- make that tree-spassing -- Bauernschmidt hasn't given up the fight. She's launched a campaign to educate all of us about the importance of fossil fuel and how trees can save the lives of homeless people. But don't fear Karen Bauernschmidt. Her bark is... More >>>