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Near Eastern Landscapes and Declassified U2 Aerial Imagery

Near Eastern Landscapes and Declassified U2 Aerial Imagery, Advances in Archaeological Practice, https://doi.org/10.1017/aap.2018.38. Published online: 12 March 2019: “Recently declassified photographs taken by U2 spy planes in the 1950s and 1960s provide an important new source of historical aerial imagery useful for Eurasian archaeology. Like other sources of historical imagery, U2 photos provide a window… Continue Reading

Our nights are getting brighter, and Earth is paying the price

National Geographic – Electric lights have revolutionized our lives, but as illumination increases, the toll on wildlife and human health is becoming harder to ignore …But if light bulbs have a dark side, it’s that they have stolen the night. The excess light we dump into our environments is endangering ecosystems by harming animals whose… Continue Reading

Meet the Women Tackling E-Waste

ifixit: “Repair is for everyone. But the reality is, the world of tech is not yet equal. 34 percent of iFixit’s employees are female, and nearly half of our leadership roles are filled by women. That’s pretty good for a tech company, but there’s always room to do better. Writer Gloria Steinem once said, “The… Continue Reading

6 Exciting Birdwatching Webcams

Sierra Club Magazine: “Birding is a sport for the intrepid—its participants rise at ungodly hours, bundle in layers, and sit silently for hours, all in hopes of seeing a winged animal that may never arrive. But for those who aren’t quite ready to trek outdoors into wintry-remnant weather, or who might be stuck in front… Continue Reading

In blow to climate, coal plants emitted more than ever in 2018

International Energy Agency: “Energy demand worldwide grew by 2.3% last year, its fastest pace this decade, an exceptional performance driven by a robust global economy and stronger heating and cooling needs in some regions. Natural gas emerged as the fuel of choice, posting the biggest gains and accounting for 45% of the rise in energy… Continue Reading

EWG’s 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Over Half of Samples of Kale Tainted With Possible Cancer-Causing Chemical [this is an extensive article that covers dozens of fruits and vegetables] – “Nearly 70 percent of the produce sold in the U.S. comes with pesticide residues, according to EWG’s analysis of test data from the Department of Agriculture for our 2019 Shopper’s Guide… Continue Reading

NOAA – Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

“Nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states, according to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook issued today. The majority of the country is favored to experience above-average precipitation this spring, increasing the flood risk. Portions of the United… Continue Reading

Public Sees an America in Decline on Many Fronts

Looking to the Future, Public Sees an America in Decline on Many Fronts – Majorities predict a weaker economy, a growing income divide, a degraded environment and a broken political system “When Americans peer 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage. While a narrow… Continue Reading