….Trippingly off the tongue:
….Trippingly off the tongue:
Annual dog-sled marathon attracts 69 entrants Dog teams to make ceremonial start in Anchorage on Sunday
Reuters, March 1
Dozens of mushers and their sled-dog teams will on Saturday mark a ceremonial start to Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race, which takes contestants through nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of wilderness over [...]
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposes re-opening plants shuttered after disaster
TIME, By Bryan Walsh, February 25
If there was one thing that seemed certain in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in 2011—the worst atomic accident since Chernobyl—it was that nuclear power in Japan and the rest of the world was in major trouble.
Los Angeles Times, By Michael. A Memoli and Kathleen Hennessey, February 24
Washington — President Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the [...]
The Tyee, By Andrew Nikiforuk,
Winnipegger Mia Feuer’s art reflects the ‘sculptural’ transformation of Alberta’s landscape.
Reviewers alternatively call the Washington, D.C. exhibit dystopian, eerily beautiful, or a “nightmarish manifestation” of environmental ruin.
In particular, many are attracted to the ominous black skating rink that occupies the rotunda. The plastic rink may or may not [...]
Deutsche Welle, February 15
The US and China have agreed to cooperate more closely in combating global warming during a visit by Secretary of State John Kerry to Beijing. The top US diplomat also urged Beijing to ease its internet controls.
Beijing – In a joint statement on Saturday the US and China said [...]
A 2009 story on nuclear fusion caught my eye. Brian MacGowan PhD of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) had launched a nuclear fusion effort. There were no pie in the sky promises but the scientist betrayed a certain confidence that I found encouraging.
Now our national power grid has become a matter of national security:
The Australian AAP – LAST year tied for the sixth-hottest on record, confirming that Earth’s climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN’s weather agency says.
“This is confirmation of the trend of global warming of the planet,” World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud said on [...]
AP, By Josh Lederman, February 4
Washington — Aiming to help rural communities deal with climate change, the Obama administration is creating seven regional “climate hubs” that will serve as clearinghouses for information and outreach about extreme weather across the U.S.
Based at existing Agriculture Department facilities, the hubs aim to help farmers and [...]
BBC, February 1
California’s water agency has announced it may for the first time be unable to deliver water to local agencies, amid a worsening drought.
Two-thirds of state residents and 1m acres (404,500 hectares) of farmland get part or all of their drinking and irrigation supplies from the agency.
A state-wide drought was declared [...]
Politico, By Andrew Restuccia, Updated January 31
The State Department is set to release a final environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline on Friday, according to sources, setting the stage for a months-long endgame in one of the Obama administration’s most intractable environmental controversies.
The department has repeatedly concluded — most recently [...]
BBC, January 31
Australian authorities have approved a project to dump dredged sediment in the Great Barrier Reef marine park as part of a project to create one of the world’s biggest coal ports.
The decision was made by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Scientists had urged it not to back the project, [...]
Y’know, I should be smirking gently over the things happening in the South.
And for Pete Seeger, 94 was too young:
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