Nature

Insurance experts offer advice for homeowners to follow after natural disasters – NBC Chicago

After a series of tornadoes swept through the Chicago area on Sunday, insurance experts are offering homeowners advice on how to get back on their feet after sustaining property damage or destruction during storms. In a press release, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association recommends that homeowners contact their insurers …

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Angélique Kidjo: Mother Nature Album Review

Angélique Kidjo’s musical vision places Africa at the center of her work. Born and raised in Benin, the multilingual singer / songwriter / storyteller drew on the roots of African rhythms long before they became fashionable as international signifiers of taste and worldliness. At Mother Nature, Kidjo serves up a …

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fathers day column digregorio nature lover father daddy daddy oak ridge

My father loved his family, his country and the US military. Through his career in the military, his five children have lived in some of the most beautiful places on the planet including Guam, the Mariana Islands, where we loved the palm trees that overlooked the beaches and enjoyed swinging …

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What is happening in this violent scene? Questions about the nature of the readers

My daughter spotted this flower crab spider with its death on a yellow daylily in our garden. – Aonghus O’Keeffe, village of Sandyford, Dublin 18Crab spiders live in flowers, usually white or yellow. They are superbly placed to catch unwary visitor pollinators like this bumblebee, which has been bitten just …

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Mission driven by nature, not marketing

IN HIS book Wildling: The Return of Nature to a British Farm (Picador, 2018), Isabella Tree tells the story of the “rewilding” of the Knepp Estate in Sussex. Intensive agriculture ceases, machines are sold, staff are made redundant and, in 20 years, the land is reclaimed by brush and trees …

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Smell of natural gas in Laconia linked to too much odor in the gas line, according to the utility

Reports of suspected gas leaks occupied Laconia firefighters on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Calls about possible gas leaks started around 2 p.m. and continued to come as people came home from work. “My biggest concern is that we were going to have several places with leaks or that we were …

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G7 offers hope for new pact on nature but pandemic threatens deadline

Kuala Lumpur – New commitments from G7 leaders on climate change and biodiversity loss will bolster efforts to strike a global pact to protect nature, but an October deadline will likely be missed without in-person talks, officials said Tuesday and observers. Nearly 200 countries are expected to agree to the …

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From the archive

50 years ago Structural characteristics of materials. Edited by HM Finniston – The six chapters, all written by different authors, cover very different aspects of materials science, but have something in common; they resemble smørgasbord in that they can all be advantageously eaten together. In this, they differ from a …

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The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News

If Henry David Thoreau collected old license plates, would he have built a separate Walden cabin just for them? If so, it might sound a bit like the Moskow family’s new outbuilding in Chilmark, which emerged from an empty glade in the woods for eight very active days earlier this …

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A sign installed in the Minnesota reserve exalts its natural treasures

Recently, however, hikers along the main paved Upstream Sucker Creek Trail may have noticed a new sign that has been put up, touting “A Treasure of Great Sucker Creek Gifts for All”. Sponsored by Kay N. Larson, the sign is a companion to the one that was installed in memory …

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