Hi all, It has been brought to my attention that today, Sunday, April 17th is National Bat Appreciation Day. […] via Check Out these Amazing Bat Facts on National Bat Appreciation Day! — Urban Hermits Addendum: It’s been a couple years since I got up there, but you can check out […]
Companies like to tout their corporate values, which often include terms such as ‘authentic’ and ‘green’. But what do these words actually mean? … Click to view the online interactive dictionary I put together for the Guardian.
Sure, robots might kill us. They also could rescue us from land mines, natural disasters and collapsing buildings. Aerial drones can be used to locate disaster survivors – or to pepper-spray protesters. Their earthbound robotic cousins can help rescue victims of events like a building’s collapse – or make fresh […]
FROM THE TAG-TEAMING INTERFAITHS TO WATER-AWARE SAN ANTONIANS (AND REGIONAL COLLABORATORS): “Water management has emerged as one of the most critical natural resource issues of our time. ‘Water is the next oil,’ a phrase that yields 539 million Google hits, underscores the complexity of battles already being waged over conflicting […]
Why the climate movement needs a crash course in philosophy Greg Harman The environmental community has long illustrated the seriousness of climate change with intimidating facts and figures. The now-infamous hockey stick graph twining rising heat with rising greenhouse gases defined Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth. And though the science backing […]
In the opening of Steven Spielberg’s 1971 film Duel, an impatient salesman gets stuck behind a rattling, soot-belching tractor-trailer on a lonely stretch of California highway. Just before the truck’s driver is revealed to be a homicidal maniac, the salesman has time to gripe about the vehicle’s billowing emissions. “Talk […]
Uber, Lyft and Airbnb are trying to combat discrimination within their communities. Are they doing enough to tackle the challenge? Online forums have long provided an avenue for anonymous venting. One particular cluster cropping up recently are those intended for Uberdrivers to gather to share their experiences of working for the […]