Julia Fair Staunton News Leader Published 10:21 AM EST Dec 15, 2018 A federal court has vacated an environmental permit that would have allowed The Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, according to a court opinion filed Thursday with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The opinion quotes Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, saying: "We trust the United States Forest Service to 'speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.' ” A review of the permit records led the court to decide that the Forest Service "abdicated its responsibility to preserve national forest resources." "This conclusion is particularly informed by the Forest Service’s serious environmental concerns that were suddenly, and mysteriously, assuaged in time to meet a private pipeline company’s deadlines," the opinion reads. The court granted a petition to review the Forest Service's Record of Decision and Special Use Permit, vacate the … [Read more...] about Court quotes Dr. Seuss’\u00a0The Lorax in Atlantic Coast Pipeline decision
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prev next prev next (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, NOVEMBER 12 - From Dead Sea to the Red Sea, Italian national, Giuliano Pugolotti ran from lowest point on earth through scorched desert of Wadi Araba to raise awareness about shrinking level of the Dead Sea. The 220 km running track saw Pugolotti pass through stunning scenery on way to south Jordan, known to be part of the Great Rift Valley that runs between Turkey in the north down to and Madagascar south. "Despite its small area, Jordan is like many countries in one, as it combines several climates and ecosystems, thus displaying diverse flora and fauna," Pugolotti told the Jordan Times. Among 23 running trips around the world that he has done, Pugolotti said that Wadi Araba is "one of the best trails on the globe" as it combines distinguished landscape, location, nature, culture and history. The trail attracts athletes running ultra-marathons, with a message of nature preservation, especially the disappearing Dead Sea, he was … [Read more...] about Italian runs from Dead Sea to Red Sea to support nature
Dot Wordsworth 15 September 2018 9:00 AM 15 September 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The Sunday Telegraph has been running a correspondence on the origin and nature of teacakes. One reader averred that in the north no smear of jam is permitted to spoil one. On this, the earliest quotations found by the Oxford English Dictionary do not help, indeed — heavens! — they almost suggest an American origin. The first (1832) is in The American Frugal Housewife, by Lydia M. Child. Her recipe is: ‘Three cups of sugar, three eggs, one cup of butter, one cup of milk, a spoonful of dissolved pearlash, and four cups of flour, well beat up.’ Pearlash (pearl-ash, rather than pear-lash) is potassium carbonate, used as a raising agent, though I wouldn’t. Eggs would also make those teacakes quite different from today’s items. The next OED quotation is from 1843, in Dickens’s Martin Chuzzlewit: … [Read more...] about The origin and nature of teacakes
Caroline Crampton 9 June 2018 9:00 AM 9 June 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist Tim BirkheadBloomsbury, pp.£20, 331Mrs Moreau’s Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names Stephen MossGuardian/Faber, pp.350, £16.99 At first glance, the 17th-century natural historian Francis Willughby is an ideal subject for a biography. He lived in interesting times, as the adage goes. He was born in 1635, seven years before the start of the English civil war, and after a youth spent under Cromwell’s rule, came of age as the monarchy was restored. He was a landowner, and travelled extensively in Europe. Best of all, he mixed with many of the celebrated minds of his time. As an original member of what became the Royal Society, Willughby included in his circle Sir Christopher Wren, John Evelyn, Robert Hooke and John Wilkins. Why, then, has his life never been written until now? Tim … [Read more...] about Does one have to dissect birds to write the biography of an ornithologist?
PUBLISHED: 11:22 05 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 05 June 2018 Richard Burton Inspired by the encaustic tiles of Victorian times the new Centro Viena and Centro Budapest ranges from Tile Mountain are designed to inject period charm; �23.99, www.tilemountain.co.uk Archant Original features from the Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian eras are more popular now than ever. Richard Burton found out how to get the authentic look Crafted from iron with a grey washed finish, this Cox and Cox fire screen features an elegant, Victorian-inspired design of swirled metal with a fine, protective mesh; �150 Imagine a Monty Python sketch that posed the question: what did the Victorians do for us? Okay, so once we’ve joked our way beyond the periodic table, cinematography and polite society, we’d probably settle on what most of us think of - lots of very stylish housing. They’ve become part of the landscape since the Industrial Revolution brought great swathes of … [Read more...] about Period living: How to preserve and enhance your home’s character features