(2017, Russia) A welder is in the evolutionary spotlight today. Vargas (pseudonym) worked for The Enterprise for the Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Highways in Tselinnoe when he noticed how well a fire extinguisher fits into a decommissioned artillery howitzer. Inspired, he stuffed the fire extingusher down the barrel Trained to use the elemental powers of hot plasma, welders are normally not daredevils but Vargus was determined to prove the old adage, 'There are old welders and bold welders but there are no old, bold welders.' He charged the cannon with calcium carbide and water, a reactive combination that produces acetylene welding gas The abused fire extinguisher exploded from the howitzer cannon, and pieces of the…
Kids invited to learn about animals at Humane Society’s Critter Camp
The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley’s Critter Camp for children entering second through fifth grades will be held June 25-29
How Renewable Energy Advocates are Hurting the Climate Cause
It’s understandable that environmental organizations and activists would want to build public enthusiasm for renewable energy.
NYC Will Spend $100 Million On Green Rooftops & Tree Planting To Help Beat Extreme Heat
The $106 million "Cool Neighborhoods" initiative aims to "mitigate the threat to public health from the urban heat island effect exacerbated during summer months."
On Surplus, Part 3: How Surplus (Wealth) is Created
The foundational industrial and productive, surplus-creating, part of the economy still exists—only now it is mainly out of sight.
New to the Team: Mary Flanderka
Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Mary Flanderka, and I write to you from the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s new office in downtown Cheyenne.
Environmental, Conservation, and Community Groups
Clean Water Action: Dirty Water in the White House; Polluter Crony at EPA Washington, D.C. – President Trump today signed an executive order to start the process to withdraw protections for s…
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline...
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which were hastily issued by the Trump administration just days after the inauguration, violated the law in certain critical respects.
Three new restaurants, gym coming to Chapin
Construction has begun on a new shopping center on Ellett Rd.
How textbooks become toilet paper: A Birmingham recycling center moves beyond newsprint and cans
In 2012, paper and paperboard accounted for 68 million tons of municipal solid waste generated in the U.S., down from more than 87 million tons in 2000.