A Heart Breaker at Any Speed

Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” played at 33 RPM

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The Salmon are Back and It’s Bad, Bad, Bad

The Salmon are back!.

“In fact it has been a stunningly over-the-top success. This year, the number of salmon caught in the northeast Pacific more than quadrupled, going from 50 million to 226 million. In the Fraser River, which only once before in history had a salmon run greater than 25 million fish (about 45 million in 2010), the number of salmon increased to 72 million.

In addition to producing salmon, this extraordinary experiment has yielded a huge amount of data. Within a few months after the ocean-fertilizing operation, NASA satellite images taken from orbit showed a powerful growth of phytoplankton in the waters that received the Haida’s iron. It is now clear that, as hoped, these did indeed serve as a food source for zooplankton, which in turn provided nourishment for multitudes of young salmon, thereby restoring the depleted fishery and providing abundant food for larger fish and sea mammals. In addition, since those diatoms that were not eaten went to the bottom, a large amount of carbon dioxide was sequestered in their calcium carbonate shells.”

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Coffee place geography

Coffee place geography.

Coffee place breakdowns

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Good Luck With That – Maggie’s Farm

Good Luck With That – Maggie’s Farm.

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Split Wood Like a Pro – YouTube

Physics-exploiting axe splits wood in record time

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CO2: Good News

CO2 makes growing seasons longer : Nature News & Comment.

Higher CO2 results in a longer growing season and reduces water requirements. And the EPA calls it a toxin.

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Public Art is Garbage

Saskatoon resident tarps over ‘unsightly’ public art – Saskatoon – CBC News.

Tarped-over public art at the corner of 33rd Street and Avenue C.

“It’s literally two compressed bales of garbage,” said Luke Coupal, who’s lived in the neighbourhood for the past decade.

“For anyone who has seen this piece of artwork, you’ll agree instantly that this is not achieving the objective of beautifying the city and improving the commercial area,” he said.

After receiving no response after several complaints to his city councillor, Coupal covered the art on Sunday with a black tarp. He also tacked up a sign that read “Our tax dollars are for keeping garbage OFF the streets”.”

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