Invasive plants provide fuel for wildfires in Arizona

A staff member at Saguaro National Park East removes buffelgrass, a non-native plant which threatens the Sonoran Desert.PHOTOGRAPH BY NORMA JEAN GARGASZ, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO Invasive grass is overwhelming U.S. deserts—providing fuel for wildfires Volunteers are yanking the dangerous grasses from public lands across the American Southwest.BYSHAENA MONTANARIPUBLISHED MARCH 2, 2021• 9 MIN READ In recent … Continue reading Invasive plants provide fuel for wildfires in Arizona

14 fitness trackers — which one works best for each task

This is a very helpful list with details of why and how each tracker might be your best choice. https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-fitness-tracker/? 03.01.2021 09:00 AM The 14 Best Fitness Trackers and Watches for Everyone Whether you're backcountry skiing or running around the backyard, we have an activity tracker for you. LIKE EVERY PIECE of gear you wear on … Continue reading 14 fitness trackers — which one works best for each task

Taking all types of screen shots on a Mac

This is something I have to look up Every Single time. If you have to do likewise, here's very clear description of how to take every kind of screen shot that you might need. https://www.itg.ias.edu/content/keyboard-shortcuts-capture-screen-shot-mac-os-x Keyboard Shortcuts to Capture a Screen Shot with Mac OS X  The Macintosh operating system has always made it easy … Continue reading Taking all types of screen shots on a Mac

Myths and misconceptions about peeing in your wetsuit

My family has always had a deep connection to water -- to preserving fresh water, to trying to prevent warmer oceans from bleaching coral, better managing the abundance of food we harvest from waterlines, not fouling ground water with unnamed chemicals for fracking or with arsenic for gold mining, to a hoped-for end to selling … Continue reading Myths and misconceptions about peeing in your wetsuit

Generously illustrated explanation of how Greenland ice melt is changing Atlantic Ocean currents (including the Gulf Stream)

This article is plentifully illustrated to show exactly how cold fresh water from melting Greenland ice could cause massive changes to global climate (particularly Europe) and increased coastal flooding (particularly along the East Coast of the U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/03/02/climate/atlantic-ocean-climate-change.html?searchResultPosition=1 IT’S ONE OF THE MIGHTIEST RIVERS you will never see, carrying some 30 times more water than all … Continue reading Generously illustrated explanation of how Greenland ice melt is changing Atlantic Ocean currents (including the Gulf Stream)

28 books to keep you cozy

I've read at least half to these books and they definitely fit the bill of books you can cuddle up with even when the wind is whistling as it was a few days ago. Enjoy. https://www.bookbub.com/blog/cozy-books-to-read-for-winter 28 Books to Read for a Cozy Night In By Johanna Golden•Updated: February 25, 2021•8 min read A book, a blanket, … Continue reading 28 books to keep you cozy

Evictions and foreclosures may not be as plentiful as anticipated

https://www.barrons.com/articles/there-probably-wont-be-a-post-covid-wave-of-foreclosures-heres-why-51614717019 There Probably Won’t Be A Post-Covid Wave of Foreclosures. Here’s Why. By Shaina Mishkin March 2, 2021, 3:30 pm EST Foreclosure moratoriums are set to expire at the end of June. Biden has proposed extending them through September. When Joe Biden became president, he inherited a nation rife with problems stemming from the Covid-19 … Continue reading Evictions and foreclosures may not be as plentiful as anticipated

Caribbean island Bonaire proves (again) that healthy mangroves protect the shore

Bonaire is a wonderful island for scuba diving if you can make it thru all the COVID hoops to get there (very difficult at the moment). Last I checked flamingoes still outnumbered the number of residents -- 20,000 or so. It's not a party island but you can see amazing things by simply walking off … Continue reading Caribbean island Bonaire proves (again) that healthy mangroves protect the shore

UWS building that added 20 floors without permission allowed to keep them

This has been a day of irritating news and, for someone who lives in Manhattan, this one was the cherry on top. The builders and developers of this high rise had been sued very soon after it became clear that they intended to add floors for which they hadn't sought approval. Construction continued even after … Continue reading UWS building that added 20 floors without permission allowed to keep them

Google makes clear its intent to stop tracking-improved advertising

An expression my grandmother used seems apropos: "the proof is in the pudding." Promises are all very well but loss of tracking information will considerably reduce the value of advertising on Google. I'll wait until we see these statements implemented. https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-stop-selling-ads-based-on-your-specific-web-browsing-11614780021?st=tawwmy2 Google to Stop Selling Ads Based on Your Specific Web Browsing Citing privacy concerns, … Continue reading Google makes clear its intent to stop tracking-improved advertising

Why hasn’t CDC issued guidance for those who are fully vaccinated?

Residents of the U.S. began to be vaccinated in December. It's utterly absurd that the CDC hasn't issued ANY guidance on what conduct is allowable and what activities should be avoided. Did they just not add first shot + three weeks + second shot + two weeks for everything to become fully effective and realize … Continue reading Why hasn’t CDC issued guidance for those who are fully vaccinated?