Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

September 16th, 2021 - 1:40 am § in Environment, Misc.

Don’t pet the cows

Northumberland, just below the Scottish border, is largely undeveloped moorland; and in an enclosed park at a historic castle famous for its alleged ghosts (read about it here), there lives a herd of wild cattle. Numbering about 90, the Chillingham cattle are born free, and live free. They’re [...]

September 8th, 2021 - 2:23 pm § in Environment

What do Canadians protest most?

Not racism, police brutality, or elections. Logging. “A string of protests against old-growth logging in western Canada have become the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country‚Äôs history,” with hundreds of protesters arrested, the Guardian reported on Wednesday, September 8, 20[...]

August 29th, 2021 - 4:49 pm § in Environment, Politics

Should we stop farmers from wrecking the climate?

Fossil fuels. Cars and planes. Food production. All contribute to climate change. Farms produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Lots of it. You’ve heard of burping cows? No joke, cows are a major emitter of methane (see story here; for a quick overview of agricultural pollution in general, g[...]

August 28th, 2021 - 9:02 pm § in Environment, Science

How to beat gender discrimination

Female hummingbirds, like females everywhere, have to put up with a lot of crap. But some of them have figured out a way around it. Don’t want to be harassed at meal time, or chased, plucked, and body-slammed? Then retain your blue feathers so the boys will think you’re one of them. Read[...]

August 22nd, 2021 - 12:29 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Video: Polar bear encounter

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August 16th, 2021 - 5:35 pm § in Environment

Water rationing is coming to the Colorado River

Using the Mississippi River as a dividing line, the eastern U.S. is wet, the western U.S. is dry (see map of mean annual precipitation here). The American West is dependent on rivers, fed by mountain snowmelt, and its economy depends heavily on reclamation projects involving the damming of rivers. A[...]

August 15th, 2021 - 5:20 pm § in Economics, Environment, Politics

Climate change? What climate change? Oh, that climate change.

NOAA “announced Friday that July was the hottest month since record-keeping began 142 years ago,” NBC News reported on Sunday, August 15, 2021 (read story here). NOAA, if you don’t know, is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a federal agency under the Department o[...]

August 11th, 2021 - 8:09 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Video: Windy Norway

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August 9th, 2021 - 4:47 pm § in Environment

PHOTOGRAPHY: Woodland angel

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August 8th, 2021 - 7:07 pm § in Environment, Politics, Science

Climate experts: “Almost out of time”

“As the world battles historic droughts, landscape-altering wildfires and deadly floods, a landmark report from global scientists says the window is rapidly closing to cut our reliance on fossil fuels and avoid catastrophic changes that would transform life as we know it,” CNN reported o[...]