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Airports collect food for unpaid TSA workers

Let’s face it. No one enjoys going through the security checkpoint at the airport. But, during the current government shutdown, waiting in the Transportation Security Administration or TSA line doesn’t seem as much as a hardship when you realize the…

Burns night

Mark ♦ January 25, 2019 ♦ Leave Your Comment Don’t be a ‘wee, sleekit, cowrin, timrous beestie‘ stand up for the environment and be a man (or woman) for ‘A Man’s a Man for a’ that‘. Burning of heather moorland…

Accelerating growth of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

People may not have thought that growth in carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels in the atmosphere would accelerate, when pledges were made in 2015 at the Paris Agreement to take efforts to keep the temperature rise under 1.5°C compared to preindustrial….

The World Just Experienced the Four Hottest Years on Record – The Atlantic

2018 was hotter than any year in the 19th century. It was hotter than any year in the 20th century. It was hotter than any year in the first decade of this century. In fact, with only three exceptions, it…

Weighing the Environmental Impacts of Online Retailers

From online education to telecommuting, the internet offers convenient alternatives to traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. While this may have both positive and negative effects on the environment, it’s not always easy to see the far-reaching effects of online versus in-person transactions. Being an educated consumer will help you to weigh the environmental impacts of your purchases […]

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Adam Watson 1930-2019

Mark ♦ January 25, 2019 ♦ 2 Comments Adam Watson. Photo: Ronofcam, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7303182 Adam Watson died on Wednesday. We have lost one of the grand old men of UK ecology and a towering figure in upland ecology….

New research, January 14-20, 2019

Posted on 25 January 2019 by Ari Jokimäki A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Climate change communication The climate spiral demonstrates the power of sharing creative ideas (open access) Local TV news viewer…

Global warming forever? – The Independent

WASHINGTON — On global climate change, I’ve changed my mind — just slightly. I’ve written about this issue for more than two decades, and my theme has been monotonously consistent. As a starting point, I’ve accepted the prevailing scientific view…