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4 1/2 years...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2023/09/30 - 1:21pm

The brutal summer heat took its toll on my 4+ year old tomato clones.  These two 6th generation rooted cuttings may be the last hope of keeping the dream alive.  88,92,67,0,B

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organizing my spare parts...

The Field Lab - Fri, 2023/09/29 - 4:56pm

Now I can quickly find:USB cables, buck converters, steppers, servos, drivers, buzzers, hall effect, RTC, dot matrix, sound, SD cards, speakers, battery, breadboards, microcontrollers, power plugs, switches, buttons, resistors, LEDs, big motors, big servos, displays, tiny tv, clock motors, clock kits, nuts/bolts, wire, misc. hardware.92,101,65,0,B

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Despair flows after England's Sycamore Gap tree is cut down. Could it regrow?

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2023/09/29 - 9:07am

The famous tree in northern England is believed to have been around 200 years old. Efforts are under way to salvage it through regrowth or grafting — or starting over from a new seed.

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

Categories: Environment

How the Sierra Club is adapting to the political challenges of the 21st century

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2023/09/29 - 2:13am

Politicians in red states sometimes resist green policies. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Ben Jealous, executive director of the Sierra Club, about how they're trying to bring red and green together.

Categories: Environment

Fossil fuel rules catch Western towns between old economies and new green goals

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2023/09/28 - 4:03pm

The Biden administration is trying to dramatically change how and where oil and gas drilling occurs on federal land, which is getting mixed reviews in longtime drilling boom-towns.

(Image credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR)

Categories: Environment

Trusting mother...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2023/09/28 - 3:09pm
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Quagga Mussels Invade Idaho

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2023/09/28 - 1:34pm

Tiny, highly invasive mussels have been found in the Snake River in Idaho, prompting an urgent response from officials. The mussels can devastate ecosystems, hydroelectric dams and more.

Categories: Environment

printer back in business...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2023/09/27 - 4:18pm


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Maui residents grapple with rumors about the fire and aid as they try to rebuild

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/09/27 - 1:20pm

As if the most deadly wildfires in modern U.S. history hadn't been devastating enough, Maui residents were then hit with rumors and conspiracy theories, making some people hesitant to seek help.

Categories: Environment

The expensive version...

The Field Lab - Tue, 2023/09/26 - 3:27pm
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Louisiana asks for a federal emergency, saltwater threatens Mississippi River

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/09/26 - 1:28pm

As saltwater creeps up the Mississippi River towards New Orleans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to transport huge barges of fresh water to maintain safe drinking levels.

Categories: Environment

A new climate change report offers something unique: hope

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/09/26 - 10:59am

Electric vehicles and solar power are growing quickly and offering hope the world could still meet climate change goals.

(Image credit: Rick Bowmer/AP)

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Cars are a major predator for wildlife. How is nature adapting to our roads?

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/09/26 - 10:17am

Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb says cars are killing animals, while highways cut off them off from their food sources and migration paths. His new book is Crossings.

(Image credit: Devon OpdenDries/Getty Images)

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The U.S. needs minerals for green tech. Will Western mines have enough water?

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/09/26 - 3:01am

As the U.S. plans new mines for copper, lithium and other metals to use in green technologies, mining projects in the West could threaten scarce water supplies.

(Image credit: Julia Simon/NPR)

Categories: Environment

Window project

The Field Lab - Mon, 2023/09/25 - 4:08pm

Been thinking about adding a south facing window to the hut.  For about the same price as an actual window from McCoy's Building Supply (+ having to cut a hole in a wall), I can rig a big TV and one of my Wyze cameras - to see the view OR stream Prime Video movies.  88,94,68,0,B

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Thousands of federal firefighters face a looming pay cut. How much is up to Congress

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/09/25 - 5:39am

The bipartisan infrastructure law granted federal firefighters a big pay bump. Amid a looming government shutdown, that wage increase will expire, leaving first responders unsure about their income.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

Categories: Environment

Young climate activists challenging 32 governments will get their day in court

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2023/09/24 - 10:10pm

Six young activists are due Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights, where they're accusing 32 governments of violating their human rights for failing to adequately address climate change.

(Image credit: Ana Brigida/AP)

Categories: Environment

obtain favour

The Field Lab - Sun, 2023/09/24 - 6:46am

Proverbs 8:32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. 36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. 

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Norovirus in the wilderness? How an outbreak spread on the Pacific Crest Trail

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2023/09/24 - 2:00am

Having this virus is bad enough at home, where you might spend hours hugging the toilet. Imagine having it out camping. Investigators wanted to find out how backpackers were getting and spreading it.

(Image credit: Mia Catharine Mattioli/CDC)

Categories: Environment

Tidy Time

The Field Lab - Sat, 2023/09/23 - 11:34am


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