Knowing which type of snow you’ve got helps you drive or walk

Snow has character: Understanding it will help you better navigate winter From fine powder to paste, snow falls in different forms. Perspective by Jim Duncan November 29, 2021 at 11:36 a.m. EST Snow! That arrangement of three consonants and one vowel has power. It seizes our attention like few words can. An annual experiment on my … Continue reading Knowing which type of snow you’ve got helps you drive or walk

Time to stop raising animals for food and rewild that land

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/12/replace-animal-farms-micro-organism-rewilding-food-precision-fermentation-emissions Replace animal farms with micro-organism tanks, say campaigners Advocates of plant-based protein say 75% of world’s farmland should be rewilded to reduce emissions  Cop27 live – latest news updates About 85% of agricultural land in England is used for pasture for grazing animals or to grow food. Photograph: Maureen McLean/Rex/Shutterstock Helena Horton Environment reporterFri 11 Nov … Continue reading Time to stop raising animals for food and rewild that land

Glacier near Seattle is totally gone

Large glacier near Seattle has 'completely disappeared,' says researcher who has tracked it for years By Rachel Ramirez, CNN, Published Feb 1, 2023 6:09 PM EST | Updated Feb 1, 2023 6:21 PM EST Greenland’s ice sheet is hemorrhaging water into the ocean faster than we thought00:0201:12 2022 may have been the worst year on record for Earth’s … Continue reading Glacier near Seattle is totally gone

Northeastern wind chill and temperature records for 2/3-4/23

http://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/02/04/nyregion/cold-arctic-blast-weather#here-are-some-of-the-record-temperatures-set-across-the-northeast [you will have to click thru for the charts and graphics] Brutal Cold Sweeps Across New York and New England Temperatures plunged far below zero in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as residents hunkered down and shelters hurried to make extra space. Mount Washington set a record for coldest wind chill ever recorded at … Continue reading Northeastern wind chill and temperature records for 2/3-4/23

Additives leaching from plastic pollution affecting sea urchins

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/15/plastic-nurdles-stop-sea-urchins-developing-properly-study-finds Plastic ‘nurdles’ stop sea urchins developing properly, study finds Chemicals that leach out of plastic shown to cause fatal abnormalities, including gut developing outside body Purple sea urchins. The larvae in the study showed ‘developmental abnormalities including malformation of the skeleton, neural and immune cells’. Photograph: Scott Groth/AP Karen McVeigh, @karenmcveigh1Thu 15 Dec 2022 10.34 … Continue reading Additives leaching from plastic pollution affecting sea urchins

California holding out on other six states’ agreement for the Colorado River

http://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2023/01/31/colorado-river-states-water-cuts-agreement/ As the Colorado River dries up, states can’t agree on saving water The river’s biggest water user, California, didn’t join six states in a proposal to cut some 2 million acre-feet of usage By Joshua Partlow Updated February 1, 2023 at 1:09 p.m. EST|Published January 31, 2023 at 12:22 p.m. EST For the second time in six months, states … Continue reading California holding out on other six states’ agreement for the Colorado River

They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost. (love this headline)

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/14/climate/native-plants-lawns-homeowners.html They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost. After their homeowner association ordered them to replace their wildlife-friendly plants with turf grass, a Maryland couple sued. They ended up changing state law. Janet and Jeff Crouch of Columbia, Md., enjoy a yard of native flowers and plants instead of a grass lawn. “Your yard … Continue reading They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost. (love this headline)

No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/15/opinion/food-diets-meat-biodiverstiy-cop15.html GUEST ESSAY No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should Dec. 15, 2022 Credit...Michael Highway By Michael Grunwald Mr. Grunwald, a host of the “Climavores” podcast, is working on a book about how to feed the world without frying it. Earth is in the midst of the worst mass extinction … Continue reading No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should

Environmental activist killed in cold blood while protesting destruction of woods for police training area

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/21/protester-killed-georgia-cop-city-police-shooting ‘Assassinated in cold blood’: activist killed protesting Georgia’s ‘Cop City’ Killing of Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, who opposed training facility, is ‘unprecedented’ in history of environmental activism, experts say Manuel Esteban Paez Terán. Photograph: Gabe Eisen Timothy Pratt in AtlantaSat 21 Jan 2023 05.00 EST Belkis Terán spoke with her child, Manuel, nearly every day by … Continue reading Environmental activist killed in cold blood while protesting destruction of woods for police training area

Apps fighting food waste by rescuing restaurant meals and unsold groceries

The apps fighting food waste by saving restaurant meals from the trash  Illustration: Ulises Mendicutty/The Guardian Consumers get the chance to buy leftover meals, expiring or misshapen food at discount prices, and aim to encourage consumers to effect policy change in their communities Supported by About this content Cecilia NowellSat 19 Nov 2022 06.00 EST … Continue reading Apps fighting food waste by rescuing restaurant meals and unsold groceries

They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost.

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/14/climate/native-plants-lawns-homeowners.html They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost. After their homeowner association ordered them to replace their wildlife-friendly plants with turf grass, a Maryland couple sued. They ended up changing state law. Janet and Jeff Crouch of Columbia, Md., enjoy a yard of native flowers and plants instead of a grass lawn. “Your yard … Continue reading They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost.

Nobody likes hearing that their property is at risk for wildfires

grist.org/housing/oregon-wildfire-risk-map-home-values/? Oregon tried to inform residents about wildfire risk. The backlash was explosive. Homeowners fear the state will devalue their properties by publicizing their fire risk. Nathan Howard / Getty Images Jake Bittle for Grist, PublishedNov 02, 2022 Last summer, after a series of devastating wildfires, the Oregon state legislature passed a sweeping bipartisan bill to protect … Continue reading Nobody likes hearing that their property is at risk for wildfires