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Smoke

There is a huge forest fire raging in Eastern North Carolina, unfortunately affecting the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The smoke has now moved more than 100 miles to the west, which means right here. It’s been stinking of smoke all day, getting worse and worse as time went on. And it appears it will…

Belgrade Is The World

There were quite a lot of events and actions in Belgrade for the Earth Day last week. I came in on that day so I did not have time to see anything. But I loved the balloon they placed in the center of the Slavija square: it was a globe with recognizable outlines of the…

Happy Leap Day

Though, at some times and places in history, February 24th was considered to be the Leap Day. For the more science-oriented folks, Phil Plait explains why we have leap days.

There is a lot of stuff one hears about food, sustainability, environment, etc., and it is sometimes hard to figure out what is true and what is not, what is based on science and what is emotion-based mythology. For instance, some things I have heard over the years and have no means to evaluate if…

Presidential Candidates on the Environment

The League of Conservation Voters has issued a comparison of all the Presidential candidates of both parties on the topic of conservation and global warming. Look at the Chart and watch the Video. Then decide.

Ten Years Since The Kyoto Agreement….

Indy has the entire issue devoted to the topic of Global Warming, with some excellent articles: 10 years after Kyoto: You’re getting warmer by Bill McKibben 10 years after Kyoto: Winners and losers by Sena Christian James Hansen won’t be quiet by Lisa Sorg Ryan Boyles, state climatologist by Matt Saldana Energy interests fund Duke…

How It All Ends

Now is time for us to help

Cyclone Sidr has hit Bangladesh. The number of casualties, though not as large as predicted, is still large and growing. More importantly, millions of people are displaced and have lost the sources of their livelihoods. The best way to help is to send money. Red Cross/Red Crescent is probably in the best position to help…

Sidr!!!

The cyclone Sidr looks ominous and scary. It will make landfall tomorrow. More than ten million people live in the river delta of Bangladesh where Sidr is headed. Shelters have a capacity for about half a million. Others are, I guess, evacuating on foot, if there even is a place to go and hide. Some…

Since I was gone to two meetings and nobody else can walk the dog as regularly as I can, the dog spent the week at Grandma’s in Raleigh. Today I went to pick her up (the dog, that is) which placed me in the car at precisely the time of NPR’s Talk of the Nation…