Courtesy of Bangor Daily News, the Maine Foliage Report for October 1 2015:
Is this what climate change looks like? Not necessarily. This could just be an abnormal year for Maine — and it certainly is abnormal. Past foliage reports from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, which are available from 2011-2014 […]
The following is a list of protests, rallies and demonstrations in the month of October 2015 of which I’m aware:
Students for a National Health Plan Medicare-for-All demonstrations on 31 college campuses and counting across the U.S., October 1 People’s Assembly Against Austerity at the Tory conference, Manchester UK, October 3-7 International Day of Action […]
We’re 9 days out from a big protest march in Washington DC demanding that the U.S. government stop its massive warrantless surveillance programs targeting hundreds of millions of innocent, law-abiding people. If you have the time, come on down to DC for a march to Capitol Hill at Noon on 10/26. I’ll be taking part […]
Trying to make ends meet in this economy feels like my experience trying to fit in a little last bit of gardening this October 21st afternoon, pulling up thick patches of turf to replace them with edible ornamentals while a cold rain becomes progressively heavier, remembering the forecast that the precipitation may turn to snow […]
The latest data on sea ice extent in the Arctic Ocean includes information up through October 27, 2009:
Source: National Snow and Ice Data Center
The National Snow and Ice Data Center’s standard for measuring a notable deviation from the 1979-2000 sea ice average is two standard deviations, which is a reasonably strong standard, […]
What do you call a resident of Columbus, Ohio? I’ve lived here for three years and I still don’t know. On the radio, they call us “Columbus residents,” but there’s got to be a single word out there. Columbusser? Columbian? Columbusite? Columbusonian? Columbine?
Columbusish? Heck, I’ll just pick one.
Last Friday, October 10, a […]
This is your last chance! In case you somehow slept through all three general election debates, dozens of candidate forums and scores of primary-round debates, tonight’s debate at 9 pm Eastern is your last chance to see the candidates for the 2008 presidential election spar on the issues that matter most for our nation’s future… […]
I was getting the milk out of the refrigerator this morning, when all of a sudden, I felt my aorta get kind of itchy. That’s how I knew, without getting any press release, that it is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month.
Since that time, I’ve begun sensing heart attacks all around me. My cardiac arrest […]