Grass-fed beef, the doubts emerge Phys.Org ” … many important aspects to consider: people’s livelihoods and jobs, animal welfare, biodiversity, nutrition and food security and more. Grazing systems and grass-fed beef may offer benefits in these respects … but when it comes to climate change, people shouldn’t assume that their grass-fed steak is a climate change free lunch. It isn’t.” —- Cow farts, that’s the problem Popular Science
Scotland to ban fracking? BBC > Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse: the practice “cannot and will not take place in Scotland”. …. existing moratorium, in place since 2015, should continue “indefinitely” after a consultation showed “overwhelming” opposition … lawmakers will vote on the issue later in the year before a final decision is taken.
Congressman duped into holding fake hearing for Ukranian TV The Weekly Standard
> Watchers of Ukraine’s NewsOne television channel on September 25 were treated to what was suggested to be a congressional hearing in Washington about corruption in the National Bank of Ukraine, the Ukrainian equivalent of the Federal Reserve Board … but …
Texas officials slam Red Cross ProPublica
> Officials in Jefferson County, which contains Beaumont, were so fed up with the Red Cross that they kicked out a charity employee assigned to work with government officials from the headquarters for the storm response.
Giant algae bloom takes over Lake Erie NY Times
> A potentially harmful algae bloom covered more than 700 square miles in the western basin of Lake Erie last week, turning the lake bright green and alarming residents and local officials. —- or skip the paywall and read the Toledo Blade
> Bottled water selling briskly in Toledo, eh?
The city at the southwestern (left) edge of this photo is Toldeo.