USPS to boost purchase of electric delivery vehicles but not high enough

https://www.forbes.com/sites/darreonnadavis/2022/07/20/usps-to-boost-purchase-of-electric-delivery-vehicles/? USPS To Boost Purchase Of Electric Delivery Vehicles Darreonna Davis, Contributor The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) said Wednesday it will dramatically increase the share of electric vehicles among a fleet of new delivery vehicles it’s ordering, following criticism from environmental advocates and federal officials and lawsuits that accused USPS of violating the National Environmental … Continue reading USPS to boost purchase of electric delivery vehicles but not high enough

Joni Mitchell back at Newport (wow!)

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/26/arts/music/joni-mitchell-performance.html Joni Mitchell Reclaims Her Voice at Newport The singer-songwriter’s surprise return to the stage at the folk festival she first played in 1967 was an act of bravery, joy and reinterpretation. After a 2015 brain aneurysm, Joni Mitchell had to learn how to sing and play guitar again. She did both onstage at the … Continue reading Joni Mitchell back at Newport (wow!)

Why it’s so easy to fight on vacation

https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2022-07-07/how-to-stop-fighting-on-vacation Why we fight on vacation (and how to stop the madness) Yelling on vacation is a panic response. But we don’t have to give in to it. Here’s how to stop fighting while traveling, even when it gets stressful. Summer travel: It’s something we think longingly about all winter long — even more so … Continue reading Why it’s so easy to fight on vacation

Lockdown mode from Apple a cool security idea even if few will need it

arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/07/introducing-lockdown-from-apple-the-coolest-defense-youll-probably-never-use/? Why Lockdown mode from Apple is one of the coolest security ideas ever Apple intros "extreme" optional protection against the scourge of mercenary spyware. DAN GOODIN - 7/6/2022, 8:04 PM EnlargeApple Mercenary spyware is one of the hardest threats to combat. It targets an infinitesimally small percentage of the world, making it statistically unlikely for most … Continue reading Lockdown mode from Apple a cool security idea even if few will need it

Perspective on the recent temperatures in the U.K.

Click thru to use the Washington Post translator of one city's temperature to a different city. washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2022/london-104-degrees-your-city/ London hit 104 degrees.That’s like 115 degrees in Houston. By Naema Ahmed, John Muyskens, Kevin Schaul and Jason Samenow July 23 at 1:06 p.m. This July, temperatures in London and Hamburg in northern Germany teetered over an edge that seemed unthinkable in previous centuries: … Continue reading Perspective on the recent temperatures in the U.K.

Yosemite’s sequoias survive Washburn fire — and may benefit from it

http://www.wsj.com/articles/yosemites-sequoias-survive-washburn-fireand-might-benefit-from-it-11657713600 Yosemite’s Sequoias Survive Washburn Fire—and Might Benefit From It Fire is still burning but has missed the Mariposa Grove, lessening risk of blazes reaching giant trees in future; ‘Now we will have an awful lot of protection’ A grove of giant sequoia trees in Yosemite National Park survived a nearby wildfire that has been … Continue reading Yosemite’s sequoias survive Washburn fire — and may benefit from it

Care about wasteful burning of carbon? Here are examples to yip about

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/21/kylie-jenner-short-private-jet-flights-super-rich-climate-crisis A 17-minute flight? The super-rich who have ‘absolute disregard for the planet’ Kylie Jenner is far from the only celebrity to make short hops using private jets despite mounting concerns over the climate crisis Private jets are seen on the tarmac at Friedman Memorial airport in Sun Valley, Idaho. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Oliver Milman, graphics … Continue reading Care about wasteful burning of carbon? Here are examples to yip about

Retired four-star generals and admirals aver that Trump’s actions on Jan 6 were a dereliction of duty

What Trump wanted was to lead a mob in an armed coup so that he could retain power. With the goal, he *chose* to let the havoc continue in hopes of overturning the results of a lawful and properly handled election. This was not a failure to act. This was an intentional series of choices, … Continue reading Retired four-star generals and admirals aver that Trump’s actions on Jan 6 were a dereliction of duty

Changing to your husband’s name matters (NY Times OpEd and my comment)

I was born with my father's last name. I married young (20 years old) and took my husband's last name -- an "of course" at that time. It was awkward to pronounce but worse to spell. My college degree and both of my advanced degrees are in that name. So I kept it even after … Continue reading Changing to your husband’s name matters (NY Times OpEd and my comment)

Jordan Peele’s new sci-fi/western/horror movie: links for three thoughtful reviews and two interviews

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/08/01/nope-is-a-wild-but-self-aware-mashup-of-sci-fi-and-westerns? “Nope” Is a Wild but Self-Aware Mashup of Sci-Fi and Westerns The spaceship in Jordan Peele’s film absorbs material and then spews it out, an apt metaphor for the director’s follow-up to “Get Out” and “Us.” By Anthony Lane, July 22, 2022 Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer star in Jordan Peele’s film.Illustration by Matt Williams … Continue reading Jordan Peele’s new sci-fi/western/horror movie: links for three thoughtful reviews and two interviews

How to stay safe in the heat

http://www.nytimes.com/explain/2022/07/20/well/heat-wave-safety How to Stay Safe in the Heat People flocked to Alki Beach in Seattle in June 2021 to escape the heat.Credit...Ruth Fremson/The New York Times By The New York Times Published July 20, 2022 Heat waves are become increasingly common across the world, as a result of climate change and other factors. Knowing how to keep yourself … Continue reading How to stay safe in the heat

Public transit is far more environmentally friendly than cars — but it has its own unique problems

Inside Climate News produces this newsletter and others. Kristopher Tigue always has something to say that's worth reading and thinking about. The sign-up link for your own copy is at the bottom. A twice-weekly digest of the most pressing climate-related news, released every Tuesday and Friday, written by Kristoffer Tigue. This issue is from July … Continue reading Public transit is far more environmentally friendly than cars — but it has its own unique problems