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The Field Lab - Sat, 2023/11/18 - 4:13pm

photo taken Wednesday by a neighbor...68,78,60,0,B

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Back in the big bend...but

The Field Lab - Fri, 2023/11/17 - 5:04pm

Still too muddy to make it all the way home - so camped at my friend's highway house north of TFL.64,77,54,0,B

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'It feels like I'm not crazy.' Gardeners aren't surprised as USDA updates key map

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2023/11/17 - 4:41am

The USDA is updating an important map for gardeners and growers picking plants and flowers. The new map shows the contiguous U.S. is about 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the last map 11 years ago.

(Image credit: USDA)

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Private detective who led a hacking attack against climate activists gets prison time

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2023/11/16 - 4:18pm

Aviram Azari was sentenced to almost seven years in prison on Thursday. Azari directed a group of hackers that targeted thousands of victims globally, including U.S. climate activists.

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Heading home tomorrow...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2023/11/16 - 4:06pm


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A massive pay cut for federal wildland firefighters may be averted. But not for long

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2023/11/16 - 3:00am

A long running effort to permanently boost pay for thousands of federal wildland firefighters is finally gaining traction in Congress but fire managers warn it could be too little too late.

(Image credit: Inciweb)

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Only 51 of these U.S. whales remain. Little has been done to prevent their extinction

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2023/11/16 - 3:00am

Rice's whales are one of the world's newly discovered whale species – and already one of the most endangered. Protections for the whales in the Gulf of Mexico are not coming fast.

(Image credit: KL Murphy for NPR)

Categories: Environment


The Field Lab - Wed, 2023/11/15 - 4:48pm


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Brazil's new leftist government attempts to crack down on illegal gold mining

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/11/15 - 3:17am

More than half of Brazil's exported gold is believed to come from illegal mining which destroys the Amazon and Indigenous lands. The government is cracking down on a system ripe for abuse.

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Climate change, fossil fuels hurting people's health, says new global report

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/11/14 - 4:30pm

The latest Lancet Countdown, an annual analysis from the prestigious medical journal, underscores the vast and growing costs of fossil fuel burning on health.

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Lots of tests...

The Field Lab - Tue, 2023/11/14 - 3:53pm


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Why villagers haven't left mudslide-prone mountain — and how a novel plan might help

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/11/14 - 6:47am

On an extinct volcano in Uganda, hundreds of thousands face disaster due to climate change. The charity GiveDirectly is trying a surprising approach to help them get out of harm's way.

(Image credit: Isaac Kasamani/AFP via Getty Images)

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The Field Lab - Mon, 2023/11/13 - 6:25pm

54,62,55, .79",B

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Hadrian's Wall was damaged when the Sycamore Gap tree came down, analysis finds

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/11/13 - 1:45pm

The preservation group Historic England says it passed news of its analysis on to Northumbria Police, which has now made at least four arrests linked to the case.

(Image credit: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images)

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A volcano in southwestern Iceland is expected to erupt in the next few days

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/11/13 - 10:20am

Hundreds of small earthquakes have been rattling the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland as meteorologists anticipate a volcanic eruption and residents evacuate.

(Image credit: Brynjar Gunnarsson/AP)

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The world is awash in plastic. Oil producers want a say in how it's cleaned up

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/11/13 - 3:00am

Groups connected to the fossil fuel industry are trying to shape an international treaty to cut plastic pollution. And oil- and gas-producing nations are at the negotiating table.

(Image credit: Shammi Mehra/AFP via Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

enter into peace

The Field Lab - Sun, 2023/11/12 - 11:24am

Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. 2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. 

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A tiny deer and rising seas: How far should people go to save an endangered species?

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2023/11/12 - 3:30am

The Key deer is losing the only place it lives, raising uncomfortable questions for the people tasked with keeping endangered species alive.

(Image credit: Ryan Kellman/NPR)

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Landed in Lubbock...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2023/11/11 - 4:26pm

Hotel Wi-Fi has gotten a lot faster than it used to be...48,57,49, .03",B

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The obscure rule that keeps cities under federal pollution limits

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2023/11/11 - 7:11am

There's a little-known air pollution rule that more and more cities are using to keep their air quality within federal limits when wildfire smoke threatens to send them over pollution limits.

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