Toronto Film Festival’s entries show there’s hope for movies after all

The big screen movies in the past nine months or so have been pretty dreadful. Even the summer blockbusters were anything but. Nice to hear such enthusiastic noises from one of the main movie reviewers for the NY Times. Onscreen in Toronto: Reasons for Hope at the Movies This Fall The dark and bright offerings … Continue reading Toronto Film Festival’s entries show there’s hope for movies after all

And here’s part 3 of the Los Angeles Times forcefully stated editorial on what must be done NOW for the future of the planet

The third part of this wonderfully concise but persuasive editorial from the LA Times points out that the entire planet will have to move off fossil fuels abruptly and more or less totally. Further, the editorial acknowledges that doing so will require changes in the way we live -- particularly in the developed countries that … Continue reading And here’s part 3 of the Los Angeles Times forcefully stated editorial on what must be done NOW for the future of the planet

Signing in with Apple (or, in a pinch, Google) is the way to go

  ‘Sign In With Apple’ Is Way Better Than Passwords—If You Can Find It Apple wants its new password killer to cut your dependency on Facebook and Google—if you can find it in the apps you use most Why ‘Sign in With Apple’ Beats Passwords and Facebook Apple’s new sign-in feature in iOS 13 allows … Continue reading Signing in with Apple (or, in a pinch, Google) is the way to go

Earthworms are essential for healthy soil — microplastics may be harming them

It's so easy to focus our attention on the harm plastics cause in the ocean and to ignore the very real, as yet not fully researched, harm being done by plastic waste on land. https://www.ecowatch.com/microplastics-hurt-earthworms-too-2640319867.html? Study Finds Microplastics Stunt Earthworms’ Growth and Could Harm Soil Ecosystems Olivia Rosane Sep. 12, 2019 09:52AM EST Ben Birchall … Continue reading Earthworms are essential for healthy soil — microplastics may be harming them

Part 2 of Los Angeles Times editorial on what must be done NOW about the climate crisis

This is the issue sometimes called environmental or climate justice. Those people who don't already have all of the toys and excess of the developed world are never going to be able to have them if human life on the globe is to survive. But can the "have's" simply say no? Or is there an … Continue reading Part 2 of Los Angeles Times editorial on what must be done NOW about the climate crisis

Yes, there’s a difference between shrimp and prawns

https://www.eater.com/2019/9/15/20866854/whats-the-difference-between-shrimp-prawns What’s the Difference Between Shrimp and Prawns? No, shrimp are not just smaller prawns by Brette Warshaw  Sep 15, 2019, 5:00pm EDT   Lisovskaya Natalia / Shutterstock This post originally appeared in an edition of What’s the Difference?, a weekly newsletter for the curious and confused by New York City writer Brette Warshaw. Eater will be publishing all … Continue reading Yes, there’s a difference between shrimp and prawns

Long past time for government to begin subsidizing agricultural practices that are not harmful to the environment

So much government money around the world is paid to keep farming operations solvent. Why aren't the governments making the payments more aware of the adverse environmental consequences of some of what agriculture is being paid to due? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/16/1m-a-minute-the-farming-subsidies-destroying-the-world? $1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report ‘Perverse’ payments must be redirected … Continue reading Long past time for government to begin subsidizing agricultural practices that are not harmful to the environment