Archive for April, 2019

On the rocks

As someone who has always been interested in solar power, I found it interesting that mother nature in her own way, is yet again one step ahead of us. This article is entitled “Vast Expanses of Rock on Earth’s Surface May Act Like a Natural Solar Panel” by Yasemin Saplakoglu over at Live Science. Just another enlightening idea, courtesy of mother nature.

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Recycling in the U.S.

So while the article I posted last week in Recycling A,B,C’s was really a good primer on what to recycle, tonight’s article is an excellent example of why it’s so important to do this. The article here is entitled “How U.S. recycling is changing now that China won’t take it” by Nicole Javorsky at the Grist.

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Weather or not…

Back when I was a little kid, we lived for a couple of years Minneapolis and as the story goes, there were something like sixteen tornadoes spotted during one storm. Now according to my parents, my younger brother was looking outside in the backyard at our swing set when suddenly it was taken away by the wind.

Because of that, it’s believed that’s where my brother developed a real fear of tornadoes in particular and storms in general. Me on the other hand, I don’t think I’ve ever had that fear of storms. So reading this article brought back some of those memories.

The article is entitled “Speak positively to kids about the weather” by over at Treehugger. Meanwhile, the weather here was great today. A little cloudy earlier, cool and windy, but now, the sun’s back out.

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Springtime

So as someone who has always loved maps, here’s an article on some new maps created by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding spring and when it arrived this year. The article is entitled “Where is spring arriving early this year? by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at the Mother News Network. While maps are a good thing, the news associated with these maps isn’t necessarily all good.

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Recycling A,B,C’s

So while I’ve been working hard to reduce my use of plastic bags, I must admit I need to get better with my recycling. I need to make sure that what I’m throwing in the recycling bin, is actually recyclable.

I think this article will really help me do that. Tonight’s article is entitled “Cleaning Up Our Recycling Act by Dwight Bitikofer at the Webster-Kirkwood Times. With that said, I’ve also been working harder at purchasing products that packaged in material that is recyclable as well.

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Childhood trees

So reading this article reminded me of all the times I climbed a tree when I was younger. Of course the time I remember most is when I fell out of the tree in our back yard.

Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Climbing trees is safer than organized sports over at Treehugger. Oh to climb that tree again!

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Whale jail

As someone who works in the judicial system, I found this article very sad and at the same time, a little hopeful when I read that Jean-Michael Cousteau (along with a gentleman named Charles Vinick from the Whale Sanctuary Project) were involved.

The article is entitled “Russia Says It Will Try to Free Almost 100 Whales Held in ‘Jail’” by Neil MacFarquhar and Ivan Nechepurenko over at the New York Times. I guess what I take from this, and what I wish for is, to keep hope alive.

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