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The Sky Is The Limit

I’m so proud to have had the chance to interview Karl Bergey, windmill pioneer whose firm has been building small windmills for nearly 30 years! Please enjoy his profile in Evolution magazine: The Sky is the Limit
 

3 Republican Women Effectively Killed McConnell’s Latest Repeal Plan

After the GOP Senate health care bill was effectively killed from within on Monday night1 ― Sens. Jerry Moran and Mike Lee from the conservative wing of the Republican Party dealt the bill its final blow ― McConnell, the Senate majority leader, announced he would move forward with legislation that would effectively repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson: fighting science denial starts with people, not politicians

He recalls the aphorism that every great truth passes through three phases: “First, they say it’s not true. Second, they say it conflicts with the Bible. Third, they say they’ve known it all along.”

Source: Neil deGrasse Tyson: fighting science denial starts with people, not politicians

Floodwaters Hit Record Highs In River North Of Chicago

It’s been more than 30 years since the Des Plaines River hit the flood stages that it reached Friday, setting records with flood stages from 12 to more than 16 feet in several cities in northeastern Illinois — far above the flood stage of 7 feet that’s normal for most of the area….

Source: Floodwaters Hit Record Highs […]

Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

The aim of forest bathing, Choukas-Bradley explained, is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment.

Source: Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

Alachua County Talks – Solar Cooperative

The program focuses on the League’s partnership with the non-profit organization FL SUN to form the Alachua County Solar Co-Op, with the goal of making it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters.
Source: Alachua County Talks – Solar Cooperative

Tim Berners-Lee: I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

In many ways, the web has lived up to this vision, though it has been a recurring battle to keep it open. But over the past 12 months, I’ve become increasingly worried about three new trends, which I believe we must tackle in order for the web to fulfill its true potential as a tool […]

Fukushima’s radioactive water to be released into ocean under new plan

“Releasing (tritium) into the sea will create a new wave of unfounded rumors, making our efforts all for naught,” Kanji Tachiya, head of a local fishermen cooperative, told the Japan Times.

Source: Fukushima’s radioactive water to be released into ocean under new plan

Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in Florida

A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes Friday.

Source: Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in Florida

200 Environmentalists Were Murdered Last Year

These rarely prosecuted murders are being documented in more countries than ever before—24 countries this year compared to 16 in 2015.

Source: 200 Environmentalists Were Murdered Last Year

21 Captivating Pictures of Places Worth Protecting

Challenged to #protecttheselands, National Geographic Your Shot photographers from around the world share pictures of their most beloved natural places.

Source: 21 Captivating Pictures of Places Worth Protecting

The Future Of Cap-And-Trade In California Hangs In The Balance

California’s milestone climate legislation is at a critical crossroads, and reluctance toward the program from both liberals and conservatives could stand in the way of extending it.
Source: The Future Of Cap-And-Trade In California Hangs In The Balance

Five myths about Florida

Here are five common myths about America’s sun-soaked southerly proboscis.

Source:  Five myths about Florida

The most effective individual steps to tackle climate change aren’t being discussed

“We found there are four actions that could result in substantial decreases in an individual’s carbon footprint: eating a plant-based diet, avoiding air travel, living car free, and having smaller families. For example, living car-free saves about 2.4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year, while eating a plant-based diet saves 0.8 tonnes of CO2 equivalent […]

Trump regrets ‘bizarre mistake’ of Paris climate pullout, Branson claims

Speaking in Brooklyn on Friday, the Virgin Group founder said businesses and cities were firmly behind a transition to low-carbon energy, which made Trump’s decision to exit the Paris deal “very, very strange”.
Source: Trump regrets ‘bizarre mistake’ of Paris climate pullout, Branson claims

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