Garlynn Woodsong

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The issue for boomers won't be 'aging in place'

The real question will be, 'How do I get out of this place?'<p>The oldest baby boomers have just turned 70, and most can drive to their birthday …

Demographics

We disagree with the Washington Post about housing economics

<i>Contrary to what you think you may have read in last week’s Washington Post, rental housing markets at all levels still conform to the laws of supply</i> …

Real Estate

It’s no laughing matter — SF forming Poop Patrol to keep sidewalks clean - SFGate

In a city where filthy sidewalks are many residents’ No. 1 complaint, City Hall has come up with a new way to deal with No. 2.<p>It sounds like silly elementary school banter, but it’s real. San Francisco is about to launch the Poop Patrol.<p>In about a month, a team of five Public Works staffers will …

Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of cancer-linked weed killer, report says

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

The great African regreening: millions of 'magical' new trees bring renewal

Rain had come to nearby villages, but not yet to Droum in south-east Niger. The sand under its stately trees looked completely barren, but Souley Cheibou, a farmer in his 60s, was not worried. He crooked a finger, fished in the sand, and brought out a millet seed. In a week or two, this seed would …

Africa

A Powerful Psychedelic Drug Gave Users a Taste of a Near-Death Experience

A new study sheds light on a myth surrounding DMT.<p>There’s no universally accepted definition of a near-death experience, but those who have come …

A graphene breakthrough hints at the future of battery power

Catch the 1E bus from central Belgrade, Serbia, and you’ll be riding the future.<p>The five Chariot e-buses that operate on this route are some of the …

Graphene

'Very Abnormal Behaviour' From Russian Satellite Sparks Fears It May Be a Space Weapon

We know almost nothing about it.<p>High above our heads, there's a mysterious Russian satellite. And the strange way it's acting – according to the US …

United Nations

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling climate change<p>Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report.<p>The Carbon Majors Report (pdf) “pinpoints how a …

Fossil Fuels

One cop came forward to expose secrets in his own ranks. The revelation rocked the court system

Pittsburg Police Officer Michael Sibbitt was ready to testify in a murder trial when a lieutenant from his own department rushed to the courthouse to reveal a startling secret.<p>The lieutenant told the court that the officer had resigned more than a year earlier during an investigation into whether …

Corruption

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

You could see the physical change. Road surfaces started to melt … Dev Niyogi, American Meteorological Society<p>The blast of furnace-like heat ... literally feels life-threatening and apocalyptic Professor Nigel Tapper<p>Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire …

Climate Change

A New Report Shows Highway Widening Won't Solve Portland's Congestion Woes

And as a tolling plan rushes forward, some officials want to know why ODIT won't research a world without new construction projects. by Dirk …

Transportation

Portland Now Has the Smartest Parking Policies in the Northwest

Meter price adjustments, revenue reinvestment and smarter zoning all play an important part. | We’re going to call it: No city in the Northwest, and …

City Politics

New Horizons Spacecraft Sees Possible Hydrogen Wall at the End of the Solar System

As it speeds away from the Sun, the New Horizons mission may be approaching a “wall.”<p>The New Horizons spacecraft, now at a distance nearly four …

Astronomy

The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

Here’s a thoroughly modern riddle: what links the battery in your smartphone with a dead yak floating down a Tibetan river? The answer is lithium – …

Electric Vehicles

Fewer tents on SF streets, but drugs, feces, mental health still big problems - SFGate

The number of tents on San Francisco streets has been cut by more than half in the past two years, but despite the shrinking numbers, the street behavior by the homeless, the mentally ill and the drug-addled continues to be a challenge — with no quick solution in sight.<p>The city’s Department of …

One of the largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life

One of the world's largest banks says the planet is running out of resources and warns that neither governments nor companies are prepared for climate change.<p>The world spent its entire natural resource budget for the year by August 1, a group of analysts at HSBC said in a note that cited research …

Climate Change

How density and proximity are transforming retail

Big changes are taking taking place in retail, and not all of them have to do with online sales—which account for no more than 10 percent of total …

Urban Design

143-mph 'fire tornado' that cut a path of destruction is an ominous sign of the future

As authorities sifted the rubble from the fire that burned more than 1,000 residences in Shasta County, they were startled by what they encountered.<p>A soaring transmission tower was tipped over. Tiles were torn off the roofs of homes. Massive trees were uprooted. Vehicles were moved. In one spot, a …

Weather

Domino-effect of climate events could push Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state

Fifty years ago, this would be dismissed as alarmist, but now scientists have become really worried Johan Rockström, executive ​director, Stockholm Resilience Centre<p>A domino-like cascade of melting ice, warming seas, shifting currents and dying forests could tilt the Earth into a “hothouse” state …

Climate Change

No, we didn’t almost s­olve the climate crisis in the 1980s

This Sunday, millions of readers opened their New York Times Magazines to find an entire issue devoted to a single story: climate change. Over 30,000 words, the article spins a tale spanning the 1980s. The author, Nathaniel Rich, tells us how scientists and activists could see the coming climate …

Climate

Design parking garages so they can easily become housing

As a future where there are vastly fewer cars becomes possible, we should consider future-proofing new parking lots to make sure they can easily transition into other uses once they’re no longer needed.<p>There are about 500 million parking spaces in America for our 326 million citizens. Parking …

Ridesharing

How to record the screen on your iPhone in a few easy steps

Want to show your non-tech-savvy relative how to set up their email without actually having to do it for them? Since iOS 11, Apple has offered a …

Apps

Tesla Finally Hits Its Model 3 Goal—And Immediately Ups the Ante

In the year since Tesla officially launched the Model 3 at a glitzy event in Los Angeles, one question has reigned supreme among those following the …

Tesla

The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market

Ten years after the housing collapse during the Great Recession, a new and different housing crisis has emerged.<p>Back then, people were losing their homes as home values crashed and homeowners went underwater. Today, home values have rebounded, but people who want to buy a new home are often priced …

Housing

On climate change, it’s time to start panicking

<b>(Getty/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>The crisis over global warming warrants an unparalleled response<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>August 5, 2018 11:30pm (UTC)<p>It is time for us to panic about global warming. Indeed, a proper state of panic is long overdue.<p>Global warming has made the news for a number of reasons this week: …

Climate Change

The Coming Worm Apocalypse Should Terrify You

Worms may not be warm and fuzzy, but their essential role in many ecosystems across this planet makes them canaries in the agricultural coal mine.<p>You …

Farming

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking