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Manifesto of the Idle Parent

Lazy parents are good parents, and summer is the best time to develop that attitude. […]

Life with the plug-in hybrid Pacifica minivan: The first road trip

A happy mix of memories, mountains and many miles per gallon. […]

California Today: California Today: The Extreme Heat to Come

One of Lake Tahoe’s most colorful historical figures was a retired British sailor with missing toes.Captain Richard Barter was hired in the mid-19th century to tend a businessman’s summer villa on the shore of Emerald Bay.During the winters, he stayed there alone in intense isolation, surrounded by snow.He liked whiskey and from time to time would row his boat 14 miles north to visit a saloon in Tahoe City. It was during one such outing in January of 1870, as the story goes, that disaster hit.After a night of drinking, Capt. Barter was rowing back to Emerald Bay when a storm pitched him into the icy waters.Death seemed certain […]

Paleontologists discover lost ecosystem off the coast of southern California

The ecosystem had thrived for thousands of years but collapsed less than two centuries ago. […]

Climate Change As Genocide: Inaction Equals Annihilation

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com. Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O’Brien, under Secretary-General of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries ? Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan ? as well as in Yemen were likely to die if not provided with emergency food and medical aid. “We are at a critical point in history,” he declared. “Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N.” Without coordinated international action, he added, “people will simply starve to death [or] suffer and die from disease.” Major famines have, of course, occurred before, but never in memory on such a scale in four places simultaneously. According to O’Brien, 7.3 million people are at risk in Yemen, 5.1 million in the Lake Chad area of northeastern Nigeria, 5 million in South Sudan, and 2.9 million in Somalia. In each of these countries, some lethal combination of war, persistent drought, and political instability is causing drastic cuts in essential food and water supplies. Of those 20 million people at risk of death, an estimated 1.4 million are young children […]

Thinking about building a geodesic dome? Don’t.

They were wonderful mathematical constructs, but they are terrible buildings. […]

Judge Threads Needle on Dakota Access Pipeline Temporary Restraining Order

A federal judge has granted in part and denied in part the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to temporarily stop work on a portion of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. At issue is the Sioux Nation’s attempt to protect ancient prayer and burial grounds. U.S. District Judge Boasberg said that work will temporarily stop between State Highway 1806 and 20 miles east of Lake Oahe, but that work will continue west of the highway […]