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‘Nuff Said, He harrumphed . . .

from the Washington Post Business Dog owners are much happier than cat owners, survey finds By Christopher Ingraham April 5 at 6:00 AM The well-respected survey that’s been a barometer of American politics, culture and behavior for more than four … Continue reading

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More Bad News About Reefs . . .

From the Washington Post <https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/04/03/great-barrier-reef-is-being-battered-by-climate-change-it-might-only-get-worse/?utm_term=.4467b32e9ee5&gt; Climate and Environment The Great Barrier Reef is being battered by climate change, and it might only get worse “It’s not something that might happen in the future. It’s unfolding right now,” the study’s lead … Continue reading

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The Forever Bridge?

From the St. Thomas Source <https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/03/29/bridge-to-nowhere-illustrates-v-i-s-poor-construction-management/&gt; [I’m surprised that it’s only been 21 years in the works — I thought this project had been proposed back in the early 1980’s. The other notable fact about this particular site is that … Continue reading

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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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