Forming A Community Of Conservation In San Diego (jacqueline_sobriquet)
Building on a model from a U.K. organization, a group of people in San Diego has come together to help each other build a more conservation-minded, sustainable lifestyle.
It’s a response to the drought, of course, but Transition Streets San Diego is also focused on energy, transportation, food and waste.
Stung by sanctions over Ukraine and oil’s plunge, Putin is turning to defense spending to revive a shrinking economy. The outlays on new tanks, missiles and uniforms highlight the growing militarization that is swelling the deficit and crowding out services such as health care. Thousands of army conscripts will be moved into commercial enterprises for the first time to aid in the rearmament effort.
“At around 03:45 a.m., the Ukrainian side carried out a provocation by shelling our positions practically along our entire front,” Kononov said.
Kononov listed several positions far apart from one another along the 450-kilometer (280-mile) front.
The second half of the 1960s was a boom time for nightmarish visions of what lay ahead for humankind. How the apocalyptic predictions fell as flat as ancient theories about the shape of the Earth is the focus of this installment of Retro Report.
Stepping Up to the Plate (Taki T.)
While I hope additional mining companies take the matter up with the agency, Neumeyer not only did the right thing, he set a precedent that, to my knowledge, had not previously occurred in the 30 years that I have closely followed the silver market and, most likely, long before that. Much to my puzzlement over the decades in alleging a silver price manipulation on the COMEX, was the lack of questioning of the price discovery process on that exchange by those most damaged by it – the mining companies.
How to Ride the Lithium Battery Boom (Kevin J.)
Tesla’s Gigafactory and Powerwall, plus other proposed battery plants and uses, are sparking a surge in demand for lithium, says Jonathan Lee of JGL Partners. Lee expects double-digit compound annual growth rates over the next few years as battery prices continue to fall and demand rises. The lithium space is small and entrenched, but the widening gap between supply and demand is prying an opening for new entrants, which Lee believes provide the best investment opportunities in the sector.
Plants are much smarter than we think (Richard B.)
For Stefano Mancuso, all of this means that humanity needs to radically rethink its relationship with plants. In his new book, “Brilliant Green,” he lays out the case for approaching plants as fellow intelligent life-forms. Doing so, he says, will give us key insights to fields across the sciences, from botany to robotics.
But now human beings — through fossil fuel emissions — are dumping heat trapping gasses into the atmosphere at an unprecedented rate. These gasses are most efficient at trapping heat in the colder, darker regions of the world. And, due to a combination of massive Northern Hemisphere burning, and release from the Arctic carbon stores themselves, the highest concentrations of greenhouse gasses can be found exactly where they are needed least — in the world’s far northern zones.
…Groundwater is now running low as well, especially in the Central Valley of California, the heart of California farm country. “This is concentrated in those areas that don’t have access to underground water,” Howitt says. “These places are in what we call the Central Valley, the San Joaquin Valley. The impacts are hitting small farmers and farm workers [there].”
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