Canadian farmers making progress in adjusting to the climate crisis

As the American grain areas become too hot for proper pollination, Canada's farmlands are going to become more valuable and more critical to the food supply. The farmers are already making long-term changes. https://grist.org/climate/canadian-farmers-have-a-plan-for-tackling-climate-change/ Canadian farmers have a plan for tackling climate change By Alastair Sharp on Feb 17, 2020 Get your daily dose of … Continue reading Canadian farmers making progress in adjusting to the climate crisis

Five short novels to revisit

This is yet another in BookMarks.review's splendid series of articles focusing on interviews with noted people discussing five books that are important to them. Highly recommended. Five Short Novels that Continue to Shine Joan Frank, the author of Where You’re All Going, shares five books in her life February 18, 2020  By Jane Ciabattari Joan Frank’s Where You’re … Continue reading Five short novels to revisit

Climate crisis effects — locust swarms the size of cities

This article is filled with media so I suggest you just click thru. Its main point tho is that locust swarms will consume everything that can be eaten as they travel thru -- and these swarms are traveling thru parts of Africa leaving famine in their wake. Locusts have always been a threat and horror … Continue reading Climate crisis effects — locust swarms the size of cities

Good hygiene for getting the best sleep

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/feb/17/shut-eye-and-sleep-hygiene-the-truth-about-why-you-keep-waking-up-at-3am Shuteye and sleep hygiene: the truth about why you keep waking up at 3am Sleep You eschew caffeine after lunch, have stopped drinking alcohol and eat healthily. But you’re still staring at the ceiling in the small hours. Here’s why Elle Hunt Mon 17 Feb 2020 07.00 EST Last modified on Mon 17 Feb 2020 … Continue reading Good hygiene for getting the best sleep

Absolutely wonderful audio interview with Jim Dale, narrator of the U.S. version of Harry Potter

There is a partial transcript at this URL but there's also a link to the audio of the full interview of an extremely entertaining man -- Jim Dale. What a splendid introduction to the world of audiobooks! — Read on http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/blog/in-conversation-with-jim-dale/

Bumblebees' decline points to probability of extinction

I'm reading "The History of Bees" by Maja Lunde, a fictional account of the breeding and use of honeybees at three different times -- past, present, and future. As usual, sci-fi/fantasy does its job of reminding the readers about issues that need to be considered now, not later. This article takes the scientific approach to … Continue reading Bumblebees' decline points to probability of extinction

Time-lapse video of huge ice separation in Antarctica

The shattering of icebergs and glaciers isn't just fascinating to watch. The increasing speed with which it's happening is going to show up in a faster increase in the ocean level than had been predicted. Since the East Coast of the U.S. has an even rate of increase than other areas, this activity matters. Miami, … Continue reading Time-lapse video of huge ice separation in Antarctica