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Best way to stop climate change
Refrigeration can make the texture of bread degrade faster. Experts suggest bread is best kept on the counter but for no more than two or three days. If you’re not going to finish a loaf in the first few days after baking or buying it, you’ll probably want to freeze it until you’re ready to eat it. If you’ve ever doled out more than a few bucks for a nice loaf of bread only for it to get moldy or stale in a few days, you’ve probably tried experimenting with ways to make the next loaf last longer. And a popular thing many bread-buyers do is store their bread in the fridge, hoping it will prolong the loaf’s shelf-life. But there are actually much better ways to keep your bread fresher for longer. We spoke to some baking experts for their pro tips on preserving bread for optimal taste, texture, and freshness. “Baked dough is made of protein, starch, and water. Baking sets the proteins, which gives the bread its structure,” Susan Reid, … [Read more...] about Refrigeration actually shortens your bread’s shelf-life. Here’s the best way to keep your bread fresh for longer.
There is nothing particularly remarkable about the Dakota Access pipeline. Thousands of miles of pipelines stretch across the country, ferrying oil from drilling sites to ports and refineries. Each pipe threatens to leak, spurt and contaminate waterways, and they often do. The reason that Americans from Florida to Guam have heard about this particular pipeline has little to do with the real and immediate dangers posed by the project, which imperils the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux, and has everything to do with the intrepid activists who turned an obscure infrastructure project into a national story. When their objections to the pipeline were ignored by the company overseeing the project and the Army Corps of Engineers, the Standing Rock Sioux took the radical step of blocking construction. They faced down police and private security officers armed with mace, tear gas and rubber pellets. Many were wounded or arrested, but rather than back down, they used this moment to win … [Read more...] about Want to stop climate change? Get arrested
By James Mackintosh The Wall Street Journal Thu., Dec. 13, 2018 It has become accepted wisdom among many of the world’s largest institutional investors that climate change will do obvious damage to the long-run returns on stocks. Thus, the thinking goes, the longest of long-term investors must focus on companies with lower carbon emissions, as their polluting peers will eventually be regulated or shamed out of existence. The consensus is wrong on a crucial point: that society is sure to act to stop global warming. To be clear, there is overwhelming agreement among scientists that man-made climate change is a serious threat to the world. But investors can’t count on technology to deliver a fix. And it is at least plausible, perhaps likely, that there will be insufficient global effort to limit or tax carbon emissions. From a purely financial point of view, the best response is to buy stocks in companies pumping out carbon. Put simply: including carbon … [Read more...] about What could go wrong with climate change investing
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration issued a scientific report that found oil drilling and coal mining on federally owned lands has a significant impact on the changing climate globally. A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey found the extracting and burning of fossil fuels from federal lands made up nearly a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions in the United States between 2005 and 2014. That USGS report was published the day after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping days of the year when Americans typically don’t follow the news. It was released on the same Friday the administration published an even larger interagency report outlining the severe economic toll climate change is projected to exact on the nation as the threats of coastal flooding and forest fires rise. Trump administration critics accused political appointees of trying to bury that report on Black Friday. “The Trump Administration would rather not focus on climate change,” said … [Read more...] about Drilling on federal lands increasing climate change, Trump administration report says