India sells coal mines – can’t end well
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So the Indian government sells coal mines to private industrial companies putting more dirty energy into corporate hands. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-02/metal-barons-emerge-winners-in-landmark-india-coal-auctions This will not end well based on history and will NOT help either keeping coal in the ground or reducing the … Read More

Who owns my car’s data?
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https://www.wired.com/story/right-to-repair-massachusetts-question-1-election-2020 There is a ballot initiative in MA this go around that is very important and it’s getting positioned not as strongly as its potential disruption could be … depending. Here’s Wired’s positioning of the imitative, quote: “The ad centered … Read More

New study on plastic polluters – USA is not great
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A new study looking at plastic pollution source hit >1 news feed this week which highlights both the importance and the source quality based on recent experiences. Study’s lead-off summary makes it clear: quote, “Plastic waste affects environmental quality and … Read More

Follow the $ – banks and climate
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Bloomberg Digital posted an article on how big banks are cleaning up their investments and loan books to reduce and / or eliminate fossil fuel business. At face value, that sounds like a great idea regardless if one is an … Read More

Another Spencer Butte ramble
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Spencer Butte and Ridgeline Trail can be doubled up and stretched to get a good 10+mile & >3000 ft elevation gain … and from today’s ramble 2 sets of photo themes: a) fog and b) sunrise over the ridge the … Read More

2020 Trees
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Over the 300+ miles hiked this season so far, a common photo that surfaces is something like these The larger set can be found here: https://mdf592007.myportfolio.com/trees-2020

Science Daily – several interesting summaries
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Almost every day, I glance thru an email called, Science Daily. A daily update on latest research news derived mostly from peer reviewed or like-esteemed journals and agency reports. On a typical day, the post contains 20-25 items and I … Read More