This Week's Features:
Can one person or an entire village slow global warming?
by Carrie Madren, Bay Weekly staff writer
It takes more than a little to put out a free paper like this.
by Sandra Olivetti Martin
We’re like the early worm, best off when tardy
The early bird gets the worm.
Maybe in the galaxy of ornithology the above six words can’t be questioned; the first bird to find a worm gets it. My skeptical son Joel, who bites a coin to be sure it’s real after checking both sides to ensure there is a head and tail, asks:
Some perennials should wait until fall
Spring fever means many home gardeners get the urge to dig in the garden and divide their perennials. Some herbaceous perennials, however, perform better when divided in late summer and early fall. These late-bloomers include hostas and daylilies.
Animals are feeling the heat from climate change, too
BMost researchers agree that even small changes in temperature are enough to send hundreds if not thousands of already struggling species into extinction unless we can stem the tide of global warming. Time may be of the essence: A 2003 study published in the journal Nature concluded that 80 percent of some 1,500 wildlife species sampled are already showing signs of stress from climate change.
With an early-setting moon, all we have to hope for is clear skies
The waxing moon returns to our evening skies this week. Look for Luna hovering low in the east after sunset, at 7:48, the 19th between Venus and the Pleiades star cluster at near Taurus the bull. By the next night, the moon has left Venus and is near the bull’s northern horn.
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The fish were cooperative and incredibly powerful
It began with a light tap on my Bass Assassin, then a solid pull. I set the hook, and my line started to pay out, slowly at first. I could feel a headshake, then another as the fish became alarmed and began to run.
Where We Live by Steve Carr
Greenhouse gases and toxic remissions are locked in a global tug of war
It was 1961, and America had just elected its youngest president, John F. Kennedy. As the former senator from Massachusetts addressed the public for the first time as commander in chief, he announced that within a decade, Americans would walk upon the moon.
Buy a Starbucks for the Bay Foundation … Maryland Department of the Environment digs into its violation backlog … Maryland motorists say no more gas taxes … and not quite last, this week’s Creature Feature: Animal rights activists tell Pope Benedict it’s a sin to wear ermine on his red dress hat … plus a Special Anniversary Creature Feature, guess what zoos saved landfill fees by recycling, way back in 1994.
On Earth Day, Bay Weekly’s Birthday,
We Take Stock of a Changing World
Birthdays are the time for taking stock, for looking at our changing selves and our changing world.
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