DrJGH t1_j54b5nm wrote

“The heartbreaks Childress had endured made his philanthropy that much more meaningful to his daughter. He had lost his son, Butch, in 1973. He had also lost his first wife, Peggy, whom he would carry into the stands at local football games because she had multiple sclerosis,” it says here.

This is a remarkable story. Inspiring legacy.

Kudos, and RIP, Mr Childress


DrJGH OP t1_j28fj73 wrote

> Mr Diémé's project is known as Ununukolaal, which in the local language Jola means "Our Trees".
> Up to 12 kinds are being planted, from palms and tamarinds to kapoks and lemon trees - the varieties depend on the needs of the community and the terrain.
> Over the last three years more than 142,000 seedlings have been tended and have taken root.


DrJGH t1_ixdiub6 wrote

“[These] findings essentially suggest that the flock doesn’t have a definite leader, but different animals take turns in this role,” it says here, and “What is particularly interesting here is how fluid this transition is: in human societies, the transfer of authority or leadership is often marked by uncertainty and chaos.”

This is an interesting article, and this seems to have been quite an exciting ethological study


DrJGH OP t1_iw6tajz wrote

“Needing 138 to win the title for a second time, England wobbled in the chase due to some hostile fast-bowling by Pakistan but Ben Stokes hit a half-century to take England home on Sunday in Melbourne,” it says here, with more soon to follow.

Congratulations, England!


DrJGH t1_ire3nlg wrote

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disrupted energy markets, producing price spikes reminiscent of the 1970s. Many suggest that the crisis may accelerate transitions away from fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Yet, governments have responded very differently to the price shock. Though some are prioritizing clean energy, others are doubling down on fossil fuel production. Why do countries respond so differently to the same problem? Access to domestic fossil fuel resources is only part of the story. Countries also vary in the political sources that enable transformational change in energy and climate policy,” it says in this aforementioned article in Science of yesterday (06 Oct 2022)


DrJGH t1_ire34pa wrote

>One way to help insulate policymakers from political pushback is to hand over regulatory power to independent agencies that are less subject to the demands of voters or lobbyists. The California Air Resources Board (CARB), a relatively autonomous agency that has been tasked with implementing many of California’s climate goals, is a prime example of such an institution. Thanks in part to CARB, California is often considered a global leader in limiting greenhouse gas emissions, despite being a state within the U.S.

>Germany, another global climate leader, is instead using compensation to achieve its ambitious climate goals. For example, the Coal Compromise brought together disparate groups — including environmentalists, coal executives, trade unions and leaders from coal mining regions — to agree on a plan to phase out coal by the year 2038. To achieve this goal, the country will provide economic support to workers and regional economies that are dependent on coal, while bolstering the job market in other industries.