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Miami is one of a number of US cities at risk from the effects of climate change. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images


US cities will lead national policy on climate change after the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans said at an annual meeting in Florida...

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Illimani mountain is seen after a snowstorm, as pictured from El Alto, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado/ File Photo


A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears...

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If Louisville doesn't already have enough science behind its programs to plant more trees and coax cooler roofing and parking lots, new research out of the University of Hawaii offers another sobering look through a climate change crystal ball...

the throne needs help

23 Jun 2017 11:29 pm
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odd dreams
slept ok.
got up and did
animal duty
so M could sleep.
had a dream
of a fellow selling me
bury 2 and get and 3rd free.
woke up amazed I'd acumulated 3 bodies.

Mikes wake up call;from the nut houseRead more... )

the brother, Austin wrote
"Would you ever have imagined 10 years ago
that you’d be having conversations about the toilet now?"
Ironically I remember dad standing over me
during potty training,
and yelling at me if I used more than 2 squares of TP at once.
it happen alot. he didn't learn the reason why.
wonder who taught him that?

I went back to my favorite game "eyewire.org"
I love tracing nerves. did better than i expected
and got reward points in 2 competitions, one was for accuracy.
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, a boat lies wrecked and stuck on a sea wall after it crashed into the back of Foreign Minister Tony de Brum's house on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, file) Rob Griffith


WASHINGTON — To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle...

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FILE PHOTO: A sign warns of extreme heat as tourists enter Death Valley National Park in California June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo


Four people, including a homeless person and two hikers, have died from the record-breaking heat in the U.S. Southwest, media reports said, where triple-digit temperatures have driven residents indoors and canceled airline flights...

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British Antarctic Survey


Although fracturing and surface melting on the Larsen C ice shelf might sound like indicators of climate change, these processes are natural...

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Tina Robinson, left, and Eric Johns of Chicago beat the heat by walking under a cool mist and sipping colds drink in Palm Springs. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)


The heat wave hitting Southern California this week is one for the record books...

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Mapping the world’s climate hot spots and identifying where the impacts will be the greatest is increasingly important for governments and those who need to prioritise resources. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters


Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change...

H.B. Update

22 Jun 2017 11:36 pm
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High levels of pollution are forecast for London along with large parts of England and Wales. Photograph: Marcin Rogozinski/Alamy


Rising temperatures and southerly winds expected to bring toxic air to large parts of England and Wales on Wednesday...

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Extremely hot days, when temperatures soar to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, can be miserable. Crops wilt in the fields. Electric grids strain to keep pace with demand. People are at greater risk of dying. And those hot temperatures are expected to be much more frequent in the coming decades...

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Here in San Francisco, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with art installations, walking tours, and magic buses. But artists in Charleston, South Carolina, are documenting a very different sort of season: a Summer of Floods...


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Sir Richard Branson at an event in San Francisco on June 21, 2017. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock


British billionaire Richard Branson said business leaders were left dumbfounded by President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. But if there's a silver lining, it's that companies are now even more driven to invest in clean energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions...

Happy Birthday Ronda

22 Jun 2017 07:51 am
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Trust you have a Happy Burthday

sorry its a day later
luscious_purple: Snagged on LJ (great news)
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Soooo much stuff going on here...

The Known World Dance and Music Symposium (KWDMS) was a SMASHING success!!!!!!! Patches did a fantastic job of organizing the event!!! We had 245 people there; it was the biggest attendance ever in the KWDMS series (and this was the 12th such symposium). My class on Lithuanian polyphonic music went OK, I guess, and I received a couple of compliments afterward. I certainly didn't feel as prepared as I should have, but if the customer is satisfied....

Last night I went with Patches and "weatherman2111" (as he used to be known on LJ) and a couple of other folks to the U2 concert at FedEx Field. I believe this is my fifth U2 concert ever -- 1997, 2005, 2009, and one other time at the Baltimore Ravens' arena. Will write more about it later....
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Temperatures rising above 118 degrees grounded some aircraft at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The hot air was too thin to provide the lift they needed to take off successfully. Credit Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg


Excess heat in Phoenix grounded more than 40 flights in recent days, and scientists say a warming climate could also mean more turbulent rides...

summer is here

21 Jun 2017 01:55 am
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odd weather
the transplants are
doing ok.
its a beautiful spring day
summer can take its time.

last night I played with my food.

this place seems best seen on your back.
wonder if he designed any of the tiles.

mike chopped the top off of the bed room door
and I am painting it white, the cat keeps opening it
and its been easy to not see the brown edge
I painted the trim white before he puts it back in.
all painted-the door paint stuck to the vynel of the patio table.
glad I checked hope its going to be ok.

the tree that went down makes a space
for the neighbors light.
the tutorials here are great
explore- i've been focusing o the knit stitches.

the monkey in the office is getting off on critqueing today.
its hot so Dad wants to do the cabin
at the hot part of the day.


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