Category Archives: environment

Coronavirus Live Updates: Death Toll Climbs, and Infections Reach Europe – The New York Times

Chinese health authorities reported at least 15 new deaths in one day, raising the death toll to 41 — all in China. A second case was confirmed in the United States and three cases were confirmed in France, as health officials were preparing for an outbreak that could last months.

Photos: Jane Fonda Saved Her Best DC Fire Drill Friday for Last

This Friday’s iteration featured Fonda alongside famous friends like Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon, and Joaquin Phoenix, as well as indigenous leaders who have recently opened a new wave of activism. Hundreds turned out on the lawn outside the Capitol to hear speeches and then take to the Capitol steps. Police encroached and issued a warning for people to vacate or risk arrest for holding an unpermitted event.

Source: Photos: Jane Fonda Saved Her Best DC Fire Drill Friday for Last

Can Nuclear Power Offer a Way Out of the Climate Crisis? – DER SPIEGEL

Billionaires and leading researchers in the United States are developing next-generation nuclear reactors that are small, reputedly safe and suitable to modern power grids. They could be part of the climate change solution.
— Read on www.spiegel.de/international/world/can-nuclear-power-offer-a-way-out-of-the-climate-crisis-a-06a8a27f-d492-45d3-8134-30187eefbdf3

There is no way to assure long term safety of nuclear based on profit making or tax based production and storage of spent fuel. Wind and solar work and do not threaten death from unintended leaks !!!

General Motors Sides With Trump in Emissions Battle, Splitting the Industry – The New York Times – Screw General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other auto giants – Go Ford and Honda!

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other auto giants said they were intervening on the side of the Trump administration on Monday in an escalating battle with California over fuel economy standards for automobiles.

What to do if you meet a coyote? Wave a big stick and don’t run away | CBC News

“Try to make yourself imposing and loud,” he said. “In the vast majority of cases, that will cause the coyote to alter its course probably go into the adjacent field or woods.”   Gregory said it’s not a good idea to run away, although that might be the natural instinct. “Whether or not the coyote is actually bold or aggressive, it can just trigger an instinct to chase,” he said. If the coyote does not retreat, Gregory advised backing away while continuing to face it until it is out of sight, then returning to your vehicle.

Source: What to do if you meet a coyote? Wave a big stick and don’t run away | CBC News