Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

October 21st, 2020 - 10:40 am § in America, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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News and commentary from a center-left perspective To return to the Front Page, click on “Blog” in upper left corner This website contains news collected from media sources, our commentaries, politics, short movies, and offbeat humor. Directly below are the stories we’re highlighting and t[...]

October 18th, 2020 - 1:05 pm § in Environment

PHOTOGRAPHY: Elwha chinook

The 20th century saw the construction of dams. The 21st century is seeing their removal. With the Olympic Peninsula’s obsolete Elwha River dams gone, fish are beginning to return, but their path to recovery is in fits and starts. Read story here. Salmon, with prehistoric roots dating back 40 m[...]

October 16th, 2020 - 5:46 pm § in Environment, Misc., Science

Photography: Tree hugger

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October 15th, 2020 - 9:11 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Politics

Trump caves on California disaster relief

After initially denying California’s request for federal disaster assistance (read story here), “The Trump administration reversed course Friday and approved California’s emergency aid request for recent wildfires that scorched nearly 1.9 million acres, destroyed over 3,300 homes [...]

October 12th, 2020 - 2:27 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Environment, Health, Humor, Misc., News Media, Science

FAKE NEWS: Man did NOT cheat on his wife with a goat!

“Beatrice, AL |  An Alabama woman had the surprise of her life when, while surfing the web, she fell on videos involving her husband and a goat in sexual foreplay,” the headline screamed in World News Daily Report, a satirical fake news website whose motto is, “Where Facts Don[...]

October 5th, 2020 - 5:10 pm § in Environment, Health

Looking ahead to Covid-23 (video)

“A Message From the Future II: the Years of Repair,” released on October 1, 2020, imagines a future in which humans endure COVID-23 in refugee camps amid increasing climate devastation. But in the film, collective action changes the world for the better, creating greener, decolonized, and mo[...]

October 4th, 2020 - 8:35 am § in Environment, Science

Using whale songs to warn ships

The Santa Barbara Channel serves the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports, making it a busy shipping lane. Several whale species, including giant blue whales, use it as a migration route. Because of that, ships collide with whales in the Channel about half a dozen times a year, usually with fatal conseq[...]

October 2nd, 2020 - 11:31 pm § in America, Economics, Environment, Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Religion

“Defeat the Right in Three Minutes” by Conceptual Guerilla

Introduction: This article is a classic I first read many years ago. It’s still on the internet, but getting harder to find, so I decided to archive it on this blog to help preserve it. I hope the author doesn’t mind (I’m pretty sure he won’t). This version came from a third-[...]

September 29th, 2020 - 10:00 am § in Environment, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Religion, Science

Can we all get along?

This article is liberal commentary. Probably not. It’s a lovely idea, but human beings have never gotten along, and probably never will. We’re more likely to eventually blow ourselves up. People don’t want to get along. We’ve sorted ourselves into tribes, and people want to f[...]

September 27th, 2020 - 4:33 am § in Environment, Misc.