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News for November 30, 2009

The National Academy of Sciences of the United States laments a loss. Glacier Loss on Kilimanjaro Continues Unabated KB: “Of the ice cover present in 1912, 85% has disappeared, and 26% of that present in 2000 is now gone.” Wow.

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On Saturday my husband and I took our family to the Long Island Children’s Museum to see The Bari Koral Family Band. We knew of the band because — two years ago — we purchased tickets to a family music concert series at the museum. As part of that series we received a CD that [...]

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News for November 28, 2009

MSNBC reports on how global warming affects the animals. Much Less Stable Ice for Polar Bears, Expert Says KB: Seems to be a trend… GreenLivingIdeas wonders if the folks in the U.K. can keep the fires burning. Britannia to Run Out of Wood for Second Time in 500 Years KB: The U.K. has it partially [...]

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I’m posting this late today. My kids slept until 9:10 a.m. We were woken up by my friend Lori. Every year she wakes up at 3:30 a.m. to go brave the Black Friday sales. I texted her last night, asking if she could pick up something from Kohl’s for me. A Barbie cruise ship that [...]

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News for November 25, 2009

McClatchy Newspapers reports on the new limits. EPA to Limit Sulfur Dioxide for First Time Since 1971 Me: People with asthma and other lung diseases are breathing easier just thinking about it. They — and I — can’t wait until it actually goes into effect. BBC News looks at the body/environment connection. Climate change policies [...]

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On Monday my friend, Joel sent me a message filled with links to The Big Story — the leaked e-mails from the Climatic Research Unit that imply numbers have been crunched and data has been omitted in a way that may mean global warming is a farce. He struck again yesterday sending me yet another [...]

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News for November 24, 2009

Sierra Club gives us some come-backs. Holiday Survival Guide: How to Win Arguments and Influence People. KB: This is going to be really useful when the in-laws come up for the holidays! Care2 is on thin ice. Antarctica Melting at a Faster Rate KB: I don’t understand how people can still say global warming is [...]

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Last night my husband stayed up until 2 a.m. baking brownies for my big girl’s school sharing feast. Apparently, the Native Americans gave the settlers chocolate as a gift, so we were assigned something chocolate. All the food at the feast has to be vegetarian — vegan preferred — but since we were baking we [...]

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Flipping the Bird

I’ve got two siblings. A brother who is married but never had kids, and a sister who has an older teen and a little boy who is just about my big girl’s age. My brother lives the out east. My sister is somewhere in the middle. My mom’s house is in the middle, too. Until [...]

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News for November 20, 2009

EcoSalon educates: 8 Eco Terms Everyone Should Know: From COP15 to Astro-Turfing. KB: I follow the eco-beat, but I still came away learning something. San Francisco Gate identifies a hot topic. More debate over San Francisco’s Compost KB: I am using this as inspiration to start composting this spring. Scientific American goes skyward. Growing Skyscrapers: [...]

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