( education / news / rss ) Steven Maxwell - As the world continues to reel from the economic impact of widespread lockdown, people are trying to understand what a "new normal" economy will look like. ... read more
( life / health / environment / trees ) In turbulent times, being in nature among the trees can offer a vital sense of calm, solace, and inspiration. Here, we share the stories of people who've devoted their professional lives to eco-advocacy. And this Earth Day, they share why our forests are more important than ever and what we can do--even from our homes--to ensure they're protected f ... read more
( life / environment / weather ) See tornado video (156mb). It was taken March 11, the week after the tornado, on Eastgate Blvd. in Mt. Juliet where they have that big auto auction site you can see from I-40. If you're quick, you might notice the ... read more
( life / health / environment / appliances ) a.k.a. dryer sheets, but see fabric softener.
"Fabric softeners are one of the most unnecessary dangerous chemicals that you may be using in your home, and it's important that you stop ... read more
( life / health / environment ) via https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/01/20/bees-absolutely-love-cannabis-it-could-help-restore-their-populations/New research out of Cornell University that's beenpublished in Environmental ... read more
( life / health / environment ) Here are some actual environmental issues that we should be addressing instead of climate change (or screaming about the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate treaty).FYI, pollution is caused ... read more
( life / environment / weather / blog ) Had to park under an overpass this morning to avoid tornadoes. No problems for me but one did touch down right near work. Someone said it hit Macy's (just across the Interstate). ... read more
( life / health / environment / trees ) Another reason for short-sighted land developers to leave as many trees as possible when destroying/preparing the site for the next new neighborhood.
See Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health
People living i ... read more
( life / environment / weather / blog ) You know you're lazy when you check weather.com instead of getting up and going outside to see what the weather is doing! I (eventually) went outside. ... read more
( life / health / environment / plants ) Good info. I wonder if Ace Hardware stores are any better? Probably need to buy my plants from the farmer's market.
via Bee-friendly plants? Think again. ... read more
( life / environment / weather / blog ) It was cold today in Nashville! The high for the day was only about 45.
I guess that'll feel warm if we get that in January, but still.... It's supposed to get down to the mid-20s tonight. I know, I know. You all in Chicago and ... read more
( life / health / environment / transportation ) via Lit Motors Builds a Car that Breaks the Rules.
Right now, electric cars are not sustainable, he says. The average electric car battery pack is four times larger than ours, with one-third the range. If ... read more
( life / health / environment ) So, literally, for the sake of human survival, please stop using at least this one pesticide by Bayer!
via More Evidence Points to Pesticide as Cause of Mass Bee Deaths.
"A new study publishe ... read more
( life / environment / weather / blog ) It's been snowing all day, at least an inch and a half accumulation. Earlier, I put some de-icer on the driveway in preparation for tomorrow morning. Before that, I had to walk the dogs in the snow. You know, pugs don't like snow. It just really throws them off, having to go potty on something white instead of green.
Lying here now, blogging an ... read more
( life / environment / weather / blog ) It was actually cold all day today, but that didn't stop me and Elizabeth, then the pugs, from spending half of our day outside! First, we went exploring the new neighborhood being built nearby. I don't know why they're building. There's plenty of existing houses that no one wants to buy. Whatever. At least they've created lots of good dirt piles t ... read more
( life / health / environment ) Save the rain forests and add a little style back to your dinner table. Use dinner napkins. You know, actual cloth napkins. Remember those? Your mother used to use them. Maybe your grandmother. Anyway, stop buying paper towels! It's a waste of paper, and cloth napkins are actually cheaper in the long run, anyway.
Here's another short article on ... read more
( life / health / environment ) I know, that sounds weird. But I just returned from the dump/recycling center, in my case the one on Omohundro Drive. I dropped off the old dishwasher along with my usual recycling and household trash.
Anyway, the woman there told me that today (Saturday, May 15) is an unadvertised amnesty day when you can drop off ANYTHING (other than nucl ... read more
( life / health / environment ) Email from anonymous to Nashville mayor regarding drinkable water shortage:
Mayor Dean, if you announce STIFF FINES for anyone exceeding HALF OF LAST MONTH'S WATER USAGE, and SUPER STIFF FINES for anyone exceeding last month's usage, you will get better water c ... read more
( life / environment / weather / blog ) I am sooooo glad winter is over ... here in Nashville, anyway. I'm also glad we're not getting any flooding like North Dakota. Now, I need to make up for last year in my vegetable garden. Last year was a wash-out because of the late freeze warnings, combined with my back and knee problem ... read more
( life / environment / weather / blog ) Hopefully. It snowed a good 5-6 inches Friday in and around Nashville. It wasn't good snowman/snowball snow, though. Not in our neighborhood, anyway. It was too crusty because of the freezing rain that came after the snow. It made for great sledding, though, which Elizabeth and I spent several hours doing over the past few days.
The pugs hate ... read more