Half of U.S. voters don’t vote — why?

I've read the author's book about regionalism in the U.S. and recommend it highly. This is also worth your time if you'd like to understand how we wind up with the winners we do. https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/02/19/knight-nonvoter-study-decoding-2020-election-wild-card-115796?cid=apn Half of Americans Don’t Vote. What Are They Thinking? Inside the largest ever survey of the politically disengaged. Photos by … Continue reading Half of U.S. voters don’t vote — why?

How did the beloved local grocery Fairway fail?

Fairway has been a NYC institution for decades, known for its huge range of stock and decent (for Manhattan) prices. Selling groceries is, however, a tough job and it had a run-in with bankruptcy a few years back. Its rescue and restructuring was supposed to ensure its future, but somehow Fairway has now failed for … Continue reading How did the beloved local grocery Fairway fail?

Global seed bank that preserve diversity and crops just received. .q millionth variety

The underlying optimism in this article may not be warranted. First, when it was built as recently as 2008, humans assumed permafrost would continue to exist. This belief is no longer warranted. Second, seed varieties are increasingly hybridized and protected by their corporate owners with great vigor. Altho earlier varieties might be better for certain … Continue reading Global seed bank that preserve diversity and crops just received. .q millionth variety

Colorado River, critical to those in many U.S. states, is shrinking

The Colorado River was essential to the development of the Southwest and is still relied upon by those who still have the power and authority to draw on its liquid gold. Global warming is wreaking havoc, however, on the river's flow and volume. One key number from this article is that every one degree Centigrade's … Continue reading Colorado River, critical to those in many U.S. states, is shrinking

Fossil fuels are responsible for far more methane than we realize

Methane is at least, if not more, dangerous than carbon dioxide emissions but have not received the appropriate amount of attention. Altho natural sources do produce quite a bit of methane (thawing permafrost, bubbles coming up off the coast of far western Russia), the fossil fuel industry produces a lot of methane in the extraction … Continue reading Fossil fuels are responsible for far more methane than we realize

How to manage Amazon Alexa’s intrusion into your life

The very nature of Amazon's Alexa interactive device requires that it pay attention to what you're talking about -- just in case. That makes my skin crawl so I avoid it. Nonetheless, there are many who love it but would like to have a little more control over what Alexa remembers and saves. This article … Continue reading How to manage Amazon Alexa’s intrusion into your life