Tag Archives: getting a grip

Green Sahara, Environmental and Climate News

Glancing at my news feed this month, I’ve noticed that Europe is burning, California is ablaze, and Alaska has caught fire. All because of climate change. “Alaska experiencing wildfires on a scale it’s never seen; climate change seen as the … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Russia, Annexation; and Learning from History

(From Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.) (Looking for bodies in Chernihiv’s secondary school number 18. (March 6, 2022)) I hadn’t planned on writing about the mess in Ukraine this soon. But stuff happened. So … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Invasion, Annexation, Labels, and a Good Idea

(From BBC News, used w/o permission.) (Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Missile explodes, killing at least 10 people. (BBC News (March 1, 2022)) I don’t know why Putin sent troops to Ukraine; why those troops bombed a hospital, a theater, and … Continue reading

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A Star by Any Other Name, and a Galilean Interlude

I started writing about stars, names, designations and how we got to a point where Sirius is also known as BD-16°1591, ADS 5423 and GJ 244. That started me thinking about telescopes, Galileo, Aristotle and Dante. One Star, Many Names: … Continue reading

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