One tribe is fighting to protect the Great Lakes and its ecosystems from oil spills

earthjustice.org/features/bay-mills-fighting-the-good-fight-to-protect-the-great-lakes-line-5-enbridge? One Tribe’s Fight to Protect the Great Lakes BY JESSICA A. KNOBLAUCH The Anishinaabe people are fighting efforts to extend the life of a dangerous oil pipeline that runs through its tribal territory and one of the world’s most sensitive ecosystems. A view of Spectacle Lake, Monocle Lake and Lake Superior in Bay Mills, Mich.WHITNEY … Continue reading One tribe is fighting to protect the Great Lakes and its ecosystems from oil spills

Japanese fans go viral for routinely taking out the trash after matches

Yes, I am totally obsessed with the World Cup until December 18th. Fortunately the World Cup only comes around twice every four years -- one to showcase the triumphant U.S. women's team (or it feels that way) and one for all the men to compete. I promise I will get to posting again about the … Continue reading Japanese fans go viral for routinely taking out the trash after matches

Why  “Ka-TAR” is fine but “Cutter” is less fine

This discussion reminds me of the great difficulties faced by those not learning Chinese in their cradles since the same word can have different meanings depending on tone. In English, tone can convey emotion or emphasis but it doesn't change the definition of the word being said. Evidently, English speakers (and many others) use different … Continue reading Why  “Ka-TAR” is fine but “Cutter” is less fine

Ten books about the World Cup’s past, present and future

/www.nytimes.com/2022/11/18/books/books-soccer-world-cup.html? What to Read During the World Cup The competition is not without controversy, but every four years, it enthralls billions. Here are 10 books that explain its history, its appeal and its future. The French team celebrates its 2018 World Cup victory. This year, the games will be played in the winter, to avoid … Continue reading Ten books about the World Cup’s past, present and future

Lionel Messi scores as Argentina saves its World Cup

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/26/sports/soccer/messi-argentina-mexico.html? Lionel Messi Scores as Argentina Saves Its World Cup Argentina’s biggest star scored the goal that saved the day. Enzo Fernández scored the one that made him smile.Lionel Messi scoring the go-ahead goal against Mexico on Saturday.Credit...Claudio Villa/Getty Images By Rory Smith Nov. 26, 2022, Updated 6:44 p.m. ET LUSAIL, Qatar — As he wrapped Enzo … Continue reading Lionel Messi scores as Argentina saves its World Cup

Where we’ll need to move as the planet gets hotter

https://time.com/6209432/climate-change-where-we-will-live/ Where We'll End Up Living as the Planet Burns A firefighter helicopter drops water to put out a wildfire in the Baixa Limia - Serra do Xures Natural Park near the village of Lobeira, Ourense province, northwestern Spain, on August 25, 2022. MIGUEL RIOPA- AFP/Getty Images) BY GAIA VINCE for Time AUGUST 31, 2022 6:00 … Continue reading Where we’ll need to move as the planet gets hotter

And how does the NY Philharmonic’s David Geffen Hall sound?

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/21/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-geffen-hall-renovation-acoustics.html How the Philharmonic’s New Home Sounds, From Any Seat After a major renovation, the acoustics throughout David Geffen Hall are strikingly consistent — but complicated. Give this article Jaap van Zweden leading the New York Philharmonic in its second subscription program at the new David Geffen Hall, a space the orchestra is audibly settling … Continue reading And how does the NY Philharmonic’s David Geffen Hall sound?

Trump has still more classified files and handled them casually after leaving Presidency

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/14/donald-trump-handled-records-marked-classified-after-presidency-court-filing-alleges Court files show evidence Trump handled records marked classified after presidency Justice department filing claims former US president kept secret documents in drawer at Mar-a-Lago with other files from after his time in office Former US president Donald Trump retained documents bearing classification markings at his property in Florida Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Hugo Lowell, … Continue reading Trump has still more classified files and handled them casually after leaving Presidency

Mahi mahi fishery suffering because of long lines with hooks that pull up everything indiscriminately

https://apple.news/ABMkKEPhaQ1W7yvK_RzT6hg Sunday, October 9, 2022 Today's eEdition Mahi mahi are dwindling and Keys charter boat captains agree why. ‘This is disgraceful.’ BY DAVID GOODHUE UPDATED OCTOBER 07, 2022 2:49 PM An undated photo shows large mahi caught and brought back to the Post Card Inn Marina in Islamorada. The fish was caught aboard the Early … Continue reading Mahi mahi fishery suffering because of long lines with hooks that pull up everything indiscriminately

U.S. World Cup team punches above its weight against England

Also read: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/25/sports/soccer/us-soccer-england-tie-draw-world-cup.html? https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/25/england-usa-world-cup-soccer-football-qatar-2022 USA punch above their World Cup weight against England once again The US are still unbeaten against England at the World Cup. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters The Americans dominated for large stretches on Friday night against a team many thought would hand them a painful lesson Bryan Armen Graham at the Al Bayt Stadium, … Continue reading U.S. World Cup team punches above its weight against England

How to pay for climate justice when polluters have all the money

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/how-to-pay-for-climate-justice-when-polluters-have-all-the-money? How to Pay for Climate Justice When Polluters Have All the Money The COP27 climate conference, in Egypt, was in large part a global search for cash. By Bill McKibben November 19, 2022 The climate summit just concluding in Egypt ran hard into one of the world’s greatest structural problems: most of the money is … Continue reading How to pay for climate justice when polluters have all the money

Best Kindle for many is the basic $99 version ($85 for Black Friday)

I've written a largely favorable review of this 2022 basic Kindle that shows up near the top of customer reviews because of its list of tips. I think this is a super device that's well worth the price. Oddly enough (smile), you can find it under the alias (as here): Abycats https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-all-new-kindle-review/ Amazon Kindle (2022) … Continue reading Best Kindle for many is the basic $99 version ($85 for Black Friday)