Monthly Archives: March 2019

TWO Virgin Islands Reconstruction Stories from the on-line Washington Post

The URLs for these articles are <https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/housing-crunch-mars-hurricane-recovery-in-the-virgin-islands/2019/03/27/b65493b2-4fc9-11e9-a3f7-78b7525a8d5f_story.html?utm_term=.60bb566e9065&gt; <https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/unpaid-bills-complaints-and-shoddy-workmanship-plague-recovery-efforts-on-us-virgin-islands/2019/03/24/c567c0a0-4695-11e9-8aab-95b8d80a1e4f_story.html?utm_term=.c284ceab2b2f&gt; National Housing crunch mars hurricane recovery in the Virgin Islands [Most photos did not transfer in this article] Sheila Freeman, right, in the hurricane-damaged home she shares wither with her daughter, Volupte … Continue reading

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NYTimes Opinion — The World We’re Coming To . . . . Skin Counts

From the Times . . . news analysis Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good Screens used to be for the elite. Now avoiding them is a status symbol. By Marta Monteiro SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Langlois has a new … Continue reading

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Offshore Lease Bids Double in One Year

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who think this is good news, and those who think it’s NOT good news. From the Houston Chronicle <https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Interior-reports-offshore-lease-sale-doubled-from-13704232.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HC_AfternoonReport&utm_term=news&utm_content=headlines&gt; Business // Energy Interior reports offshore lease sale doubled from 2018 … Continue reading

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Never Home Alone – your household biodiversity

[A message from David Duthie, the former public information officer for the Ramsar Convention (wetlands conservation) — if he says this is a worthwhile book — it is. BP] Dear BIOPLANNERS, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity all commit, … Continue reading

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Gizmodo: Arctic to Warm 15º by 2100

From Gizmodo <https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-arctic-is-on-track-to-warm-over-15-degrees-this-cen-1833288900&gt; —— Climate change The Arctic Is on Track to Warm Over 15 Degrees This Century Even If We Meet the Paris Agreement Pledges Brian Kahn Yesterday 12:32pm Photo: Getty A new report from the United Nations shows … Continue reading

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Get Girls Hiking

From High Country News — one of my favorite (weekly) newspapers <https://www.hcn.org/articles/hike-like-a-girl-to-close-outdoors-gender-gap?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email&gt; ——— TrailPosse The outdoors gender gap needs to be closed Women’s tax dollars help fund public land – yet that public asset isn’t seen as safe for all … Continue reading

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How Rising Seas Eat Home Values

The economic effects discussed here for mid-Atlantic coastal states in the continental USA also operate on housing and other coastal development in the Eastern Caribbean. Rising Seas Soaked Home Owners for $16 Billion over 12 Years The threat of flooding … Continue reading

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