Source: A Guide To Mosquito Repellents, From DEET To ... Gin And Tonic? Description:
Bug-repellent wristbands? Victoria's Secret perfume? That old standby DEET? A look at the newest — and the tried-and-truest — methods of keeping skeeters from biting.
Saturday, Apr 21 2018 10:48 AM
Nature, Photos, Travel, Vacation
Sunset in Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia
We don't need any more studies or reports. The evidence is overwhelming. What we need is strategy and action from our tone-deaf leaders.
Source: U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials Description:
A report from 13 federal agencies says humans are the main cause of global warming, a position at odds with some in the Trump administration.
Tuesday, Oct 31 2017 04:02 PM
Holidays, Humor, Nature, Via Social Media
The story behind Halloween’s ultimate spooky symbol
: The number of species of bats
: The number of species of bats that drink blood
%: The percentage of bat species listed as endangered
: The number of species listed as critically endangered
: The maximum speed, in miles per hour, that bats can reach
million: The number of bats in the largest bat colony in the world, found in Texas
Source: No bats, no margaritas: the story behind Halloween’s ultimate spooky symbols Description:
Bats aren't so scary--just misunderstood.
Tuesday, Sep 26 2017 12:29 PM
Health, Nature, News, Personal, Via Social Media
Want to help? Here's information on how you can.
Source: PBS NewsHour Description:
Nearly all of the Puerto Rico's 3.4 million residents need assistance recovering from the storm. Here's how you can help.
Wednesday, Aug 30 2017 04:38 PM
Nature, News, Science, Via Social Media
This is why insects will survive way after the human race has completely damaged the environment or bombed themselves to death.
Insects are highly adaptable and have a killer survival instinct that humans no longer possess.
Source: Yes, That's a Huge Floating Mass of Live Fire Ants in Texas Description:
Floods make them more venomous and more aggressive.
Oh goodie, more delays, just what we need more of.
Source: Climate change could make flying even more hellish Description:
Rising temperatures mean more weight restrictions — which might mean more bumped passengers.
Sunday, Jun 4 2017 04:38 PM
Nature, Personal, Via Social Media, Video
Our backyard waterfall is back up in 2017
Strong Op-Ed column from David Brooks of the NY Times
Source: Opinion | Donald Trump Poisons the World Description:
This White House is an axis of selfishness, which explains its suspicion of cooperative global arrangements, like NATO and the Paris climate accord.
Sunday, Oct 30 2016 12:34 PM
Nature, Politics, Via Social Media
I'm tired of this election. Get it over with please.
Source: Election fatigue? Consider these 12 blissfully quiet places Description:
If Election Day still feels so close, yet so far away, it's time to escape -- mentally, at the very least -- to wide-open places where solitude is easily achieved.
Saturday, May 7 2016 12:19 PM
Nature, Society, Sociology, Via Social Media
Atlantic City is sinking. Casinos will be fine, but floods in the city are becoming a routine, exacerbating inequality by dividing the population between those who can leave, and the ones who are forced to stay.
Source: Atlantic City Gambles on Rising Seas Description:
This city’s famous casinos are on high ground, while its poor are in the floodwaters’ path. The people still there "haven’t figured out a way to leave yet," one lifelong resident says.
Saturday, Jan 30 2016 09:29 AM
Health, Nature, Science, Via Social Media
There’s a lot of alarm about Zika virus, now spreading “explosively” (says the WHO) in the Americas. Travelers have brought cases from the tropics to the US, and a few to Europe. The alarm is because there’s a lot scientists still aren’t sure of.
Source: Zika: What is it and should you be worried about it? Description:
The outbreak has now spread to Europe and the US.
Friday, Jul 3 2015 10:21 AM
Nature, Via Social Media, Video
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Saturday, May 30 2015 11:56 AM
Nature, Via Social Media, Video
Video of our waterfall VIDEO
Thursday, May 15 2014 04:32 PM
Nature, Personal, Via Social Media
The rhododendrons are blooming.