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Mann Gulch and the Greatest Fire Story Ever Told -- New York Magazine -
Is the Anthropocene a world of hope or a world of hurt? | Grist -
"Among them, the major urinary proteins (MUPs) are barrel-like lipocalins excreted in urine. They..." -
“Among them, the major urinary proteins (MUPs) are barrel-like lipocalins excreted in urine. They bind and transport volatile molecules that may have different meanings, yet MUPs participate in transmitting different pieces of information. Therefore, they are not a simple blend of molecules but a communication system with its own rules to produce, transmit and process information.” - Message in a bottle: major urinary proteins and their multiple roles in mouse intraspecific chemical communication - Brandon Keim
A dialogue with the Devil: or, should farmers improve on nature? | Small Farm Future -
Of authenticity and independence | Small Farm Future -
Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent - -
The Breakthrough Institute - The Left vs. the Climate -
Ross Andersen - bristlecone pines -
Monarch Butterfly, Dead Horse Bay -
Monarch Butterfly, Dead Horse Bay
Jay Griffiths - Forests of the mind -
Even the guy who led the infamous N30 beatdown of anti-globalization protesters is appalled by #FergusonPolice
Hummingbird moths have the best names. This one is called a Snowberry Clearwing.
RT @citizencyborg: Nice critique of McMindfulness divorced from ethics and social justice
The Boy Who Cried Wolf: Overrated? On how some types of stories may be more effective than others.
& the airheaded, tech-worshiping plea for fewer #scifi dystopias that inspired @bcmerchant's screed:
We Need #scifi Dystopias Now More Than Ever by @bcmerchant
A visit from a White-lined Sphinx aka Hummingbird Moth. Must be interesting to have a tongue as long as your body.
"I ask, 'Can I please see a warrant before you continue the search?' & they grab me and began to hit me in the face."
Copy-editing a friend's draft paper. Just caught: "Gowanus is densely populated … there are currently 26,983 residents per square foot."
RT @BBestelm: Phosphorus and Freedom, via @nytimes
If you're an #ecology junky, follow @BBestelm and the Land Ecology blog … so much thoughtful, interesting stuff.
One of the last three Shakers was a guest on @OnPointRadio. A lovely, illuminating listen:
RT @will_potter: The FBI’s latest case? A butcher shop’s broken window
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