Month: April 2017

The March for Science – by a U.S. Congressman, for one

This past Saturday, Earth Day 2017, coincided with The March for Science, as you know. (Isn’t this official poster awesome? Also looks like a horse rearing up, kicking its front legs in the air!) From the #Resist: Baltimore website:

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National Park Week and Earth Day 2017

In last weekend’s Baltimore Sun, a “Readers Respond” letter was offered by Theresa Pierno, president and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA): “Last month, Sens. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, and Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, introduced bipartisan

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Solar Power to Light Up Coal Mining Museum

Kinda ironic, eh? Old jobs lost / new jobs created. Don’t get me wrong. Around the turn of the 20th century, coal supplied nearly 80% of all U.S. power. Miners back then were nearly a million strong; today, about 77k.

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“Mercury Rising?”

That’s the title of a Spring 2017 National Parks magazine article by associate editor Nicolas Brulliard about the increase in mercury in the air we breathe and the food we eat. Accompanying the text is this picture showing an adult dragonfly

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