Liz Kramer

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Master This All-Purpose Sauce and Never Waste Herbs Again

No more wilted basil on your watch<p>When gardeners tell me that there is no such thing as a black thumb and of course I could grow things if I wanted, …

Recipes

It’s not just happening in Utah. Across the U.S., global warming is driving the spread of toxic algae in reservoirs, lakes and ponds, researchers say.

<b>Salem, Ore.</b> • The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon’s capital city were ominous: “Civil emergency . prepare for action.”<p>Within half an hour, …

Salt Lake City

Changes in the Gulf Stream

Crossing the Gulf Stream is a rite of passage for many East Coast offshore sailors. I’ll never forget my first time. The Stream seems to generate its …

Global Warming

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

Travel

The world will finally have to confront its massive plastic problem now that China won’t handle it

Since the 1950s, when the world was first introduced to the flexible, durable wonder of plastic, 8.3 billion metric tons of it has been produced. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, so technically, all of that tonnage is still sitting someplace on the planet. And a lot of it is in China.<p>That’s because when …

Pollution

Soil Health Educational Resources Now Online – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jun. 21 /CSRwire/ - Students of all ages and the general public are increasingly interested in understanding soil …

CSR

Farmland could be used to sustainably offset America’s entire carbon footprint—if the will exists

Amid the roaring debate on how to curb climate change in Bonn last year, an impasse was finally broken on agriculture. Both a cause and casualty of climate change, our food system accounts for up to 24% of greenhouse gas emissions.<p>Yet hit by soaring temperatures and more frequent extreme weather, …

Farming

Our Favorite Lentil Recipes

Protein- and fiber-rich lentils are among the world's oldest cultivated crops. Here, our favorite recipes featuring the most convenient dried …

Healthy Eating

China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and …

Pollution

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Machine Learning

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

Workouts

Some Rivers Are So Drug-Polluted, Their Eels Get High on Cocaine

Illegal drug residues in the water could be affecting native fish.<p>Critically endangered eels hyped up on cocaine could have trouble making a 3,700-mile trip to mate and reproduce—new research warns.<p>And while societies have long grappled with ways to cope with the use of illicit drugs, less …

Eels

Farmer Group Starts Partnership to Lure More Growers to Organics

A group representing American farmers is partnering with an agricultural adviser to help promote more large-scale, organic farms that produce corn …

Agriculture

This Scrappy Startup Wants To Save Family Farms. But Big Ag Is Fighting Back

Mark Gath’s farmhouse in Luverne, Minnesota, sits 30 miles down country roads from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. From that base in the heartland, Gath, a sturdy man in boots and a blue shirt, farms more than 10,000 acres of corn and soybeans with the help of his wife, Leah, and sons Dalton and …

Agriculture

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Climate Change

This Unsettling Animation Shows What Earth Would Look Like if All The Ice Melted

It's not just coastal regions that will be affected.<p>In 2015, NASA revealed that Earth's oceans are rising faster than expected, and the space agency …

Climate Change

Global probabilistic projections of extreme sea levels show intensification of coastal flood hazard

Altmetric: 11<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open | Published: 18 June 2018<p>Michalis I. Vousdoukas ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-2655-6181,<br>• Lorenzo Mentaschi ORCID: …

Climate Change

Deadly Tensions Rise as India’s Water Supply Runs Dangerously Low

SHIMLA, India — The people of Shimla haven’t agreed on much lately. A drought in the Himalayan resort has had residents blaming farmers, the tourism industry and one another for depleting the strained water supplies.<p>And everyone’s been angry at the key men.<p>Shimla’s decrepit network of water pipes, …

Water

6 Good Digital Textbook Sources for Teachers

In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech and Mlearning, we went ahead and curated for you the collection …

Education Technology

Ten Frequently Overlooked PowerPoint & Google Slides Features

PowerPoint has been around for more than three decades! Google Slides has been available for free more than a decade. Despite that longevity both …

Education Technology

The Ornithologist the Internet Called a Murderer

For some time, I’d been searching for Christopher Filardi, a biologist with decades of field experience in the Solomon Islands. I wanted to interview him for a book I was writing, but the email system at the American Museum of Natural History, which once listed him as the director of Pacific …

University of Washington

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Between 60 and 90 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the ice sheets of Antarctica, a continent roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined. If all that ice melted, it would be enough to raise the world’s sea levels by roughly 200 feet.<p>While that won’t happen overnight, …

Global Warming

Dairy Farms Find a Lifeline: Beer

Every day since 1938, farmhands at the 1,000-acre Carter & Stevens Farm, in central Massachusetts, have milked cows in the morning and afternoon. The same family has overseen operations for five generations. A sixth seemed uncertain.<p>“We’re at a historic low nationwide in terms of farmers getting …

Beer

Earth's dismal water future, mapped

Satellite data and images are provocative, even disturbing. They confront us with a global view that can be at once breathtaking, like a piece of art, and yet, in this era of rapidly changing climate, they paint a picture of the demise of the environment. How and if we will respond to what we see …

Climate Change

Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix

Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the name of profit and convenience, corporations are literally choking our planet with a substance that does not just “go away” when we toss it into a bin. Since the 1950s, some 8.3bn tons of plastic have …

Pollution

Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

Higher Education

‘We Got Lazy’: U.S. Recyclers Try Cleaning Up Their Scrap

Prices for recyclables are plunging, a glut of paper and plastic is accumulating and some material is being sent to landfills<p>American trash haulers and recyclers are becoming more prudent about how they collect and sort scrap after China stopped accepting most U.S. scrap exports earlier this …

Sustainability

America’s Largest Private Company Reboots a 153-Year-Old Strategy

William Wallace Cargill pioneered the modern agricultural trading industry in 1865 when he established a string of grain warehouses across the …

Agriculture

The Best RV Parks in Every State

Park yourself and your vehicle at these best RV parks in every state for travelers who like to see the world from the comfort of their home on …

RVs

Sometimes You Have to Quit to Get Ahead

We’ve all heard the saying: “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”<p>But what if we’ve been looking at quitting all wrong? What if, rather than a step backward, <i>quitting with intention</i> can be a way to leap toward your goals?<p>Enter “strategic quitting,” a seemingly counterintuitive approach to …

Northwestern University