Natural gas IS a fossil fuel y’all

I live here in NYC where many apt buildings used to heat with the very dirtiest of crude oil. The boards of the buildings all crowed when they moved to "clean natural gas." Unfortunately, if you're trying to stop the rate of increase in global warming, ALL fossil fuel use needs to stop -- and … Continue reading Natural gas IS a fossil fuel y’all

Going green has benefits beyond the obvious

Stoves that use renewable energy sources rather than depleting the local forests that stabilize the agricultural land and water supply have far more benefits than those obvious "green" consequences. They also keep the cooks and their families from breathing toxic fumes, save the time spent foraging for fuel, and more. Unfortunately, the personal safety issue … Continue reading Going green has benefits beyond the obvious

About to get incredibly cold in NE US — watch out for frozen water pipes

6 steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing The Washington Post · by Daniel Bortz · January 22, 2019 (Andreas Gebert/Reuters) As the winter chill sets in, it’s time to think about protecting your home from the elements. For prudent homeowners, this entails taking steps to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting during the cold-weather … Continue reading About to get incredibly cold in NE US — watch out for frozen water pipes

Your dishwasher cleans better if you do no more than scrape off the chunks

This is not the first time I've been told that I shouldn't rinse before putting items in the dishwasher, but the concept that I'm unnecessarily wasting 6,000 gallons of water a year matters to me enough to give this a serious try. Do you have any personal experience? http://mentalfloss.com/article/570520/why-you-shouldnt-rinse-dishes-putting-them-dishwasher

Another unforeseen effect of warming waters and a changing ocean

The synergy between ocean currents, wind patterns, and warmer ocean temperatures is fascinating -- if only it weren't going to produce so many problems for humans and other life. If the Gulf Stream current that warms Europe stops, as many feel it will soon, a lot of Europe will have an entirely different climate which … Continue reading Another unforeseen effect of warming waters and a changing ocean

The oil spill that won’t die

Oil spills like this are why there are growing areas of the Gulf of Mexico floor that are sterile because of spreading layers of filth. https://www.ecowatch.com/oil-spill-gulf-of-mexico-2624931584.html?  Oil Change International Jan. 02, 2019 09:13AM EST WWLTV / YouTube screenshot Oil Spill Continuing for 14 Years Could Become Nation's Worst Environmental Disaster By Andy Rowell It may be a … Continue reading The oil spill that won’t die