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Kentucky's Coal Challenges -- Public Health, Clean Water, and Clean Air

Sierra Club Compass

  That good decision news comes along with a bad one: A Kentucky judge just ruled that a mountaintop- removal coal mine in Knott County does "not significantly affect the quality of the human environment."

The Somerset Collection: Toulouse Gets Lost in Detroit

The Alien Next Door

There was the other liquor store incident in Louisville, Kentucky. Randy Plante turned out to be a real fan of science fiction so I said I’d give him my book, “Darwin’s Paradox” if they could help me find Toulouse, my trusted—though unruly—companion--and the liquor store!

Did I hear someone say irreversible development? Anyone?

Environmental Economics

As you read this, think about how many green jobs would be created: What if Louisville moved its Ohio River dam upriver near the Second Street bridge, creating a scenic waterfall that also exposed more of the Falls of the Ohio — the series of rocky rapids that helped give birth to the city? Greseth believes that navigation channels near the Kentucky side of the river could be maintained, while exposing thousand of feet of rock that would form a city-defining water feature. “It

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Cymatics: Exploring How Frequency Changes the Very Nature of.

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Jenny was saying that the key to understanding how we can heal the body with the help of tones lies in our understanding of how different frequencies influence genes, cells and various structures in the body.

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Christmas Yoga with Toulouse

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Here is my 8-pose Christmas Yoga Exercise to help you gear up for all that Christmas cheer. Here I am doing the Spinal Twist , which stretches the spine and helps the vertebrae regain their mobility.

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Some PR for my alma mater (and Berea)

Environmental Economics

But I think a state that is equally extraordinary in its higher-education offerings is Kentucky, in the sense that it offers some very high-quality education in a relatively sparsely populated, low-income environment (only five states, as of 2009, had per capita incomes lower than the Bluegrass State).

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Facepalming with Jean-Luc Picard.

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Part 2: Louisville, KY.Chambord Liqueur-the Taste of Luxury.Lightning Bugs & Kentucky Lightning.Cooking South Dakota-Storming Wyoming.Car Trouble in Montana.Waves, Spirals and the Face of God.Are you an Empath?

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The Fiction Writer Now on Amazon.com!

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With its engagingly direct, conversational style and easily accessible format, it is a veritable cornucopia of hands-on help for aspiring writers of any age…the quintessential book for the soon-to-be published.”—Susan

2009 141

The Samaritan Paradox Revisited: The Karma Ran Over the Dogma

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The article opened with a similar unsubstantiated statement (“humans alone extend altruism beyond kin, frequently helping perfect strangers for no obvious reason.”)

2010 130

“Cosmetic Neurology”—the Cost of Cognition Enhancement…

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The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, September 14, 2009 “Cosmetic Neurology”—the Cost of Cognition Enhancement… I just helped my son move to the University of Victoria where he will live in residence for a year as he pursues his post-secondary education.

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Make Your Yard (or School Grounds or Office Building) a Wildlife Haven

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Four Biggest Hazards Facing Monarch Butterflies, and How You Can Help. Reading labels and following use procedures can help reduce the amount of chemicals used and wildlife impacted. Planting trees in Louisville, Kentucky.

naturalezanica

Green Earth Journey

Name: Marlon Obando Solano and Amy Shelton Shop Name: naturalezanica Shop Link: [link] Location: Louisville, Kentucky (by way of Nicaragua) Ships To : everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

2010 151

Trees and Air Pollution

Nature Conservancy - Science

Planting Healthy Air: Can Urban Trees Help Clean Up Pollution? The Brightside Organization, The Nature Conservancy, UPS and Brown-Forman partnered to plant 150 trees along West Broadway from 20th Street to the end at Shawnee Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Solutions for Cities – From Nature

Conservancy Talk

Lawmakers, city planners and community leaders across the country must recognize that protecting people means helping cities adapt to these extreme weather patterns. In addition, trees store millions of tons of carbon each year and help scrub pollution from the air.

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Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

Conservancy Talk

The 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit brought together more than 500 community leaders to help design Cleveland’s sustainable future. A young girl plays along the Ohio River at Louisville Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky. © Take Louisville, Kentucky.

Breathing New Life Into Cities

Conservancy Talk

These solutions can help ensure that cities are resilient to the many tests of climate change. In places like Louisville, Kentucky, New York City, and Houston, Texas, for example, the Conservancy and our partners are exploring what planting trees in and around cities can do to address the public health problems of heat and air quality and to improve living conditions.

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EARTH DAY IS NATIONAL PLANET DAY OF SERVICE

Green (Living) Review

PLANET member Paul Dykstra, president of Iowa City Landscaping, decided that his company could do something to help repair the damage. Hundreds of volunteers will also be cleaning up and mulching the green spaces in Louisville, Kentucky, in preparation for the Kentucky Derby during the Brightside/Chase Pre-Derby Cleanup on the PLANET Day of Service.

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Christmas Yoga with Toulouse

The Alien Next Door

Here is my 8-pose Christmas Yoga Exercise to help you gear up for all that Christmas cheer. Here I am doing the Spinal Twist , which stretches the spine and helps the vertebrae regain their mobility.

2010 157

How Blizzards and Extreme Cold Impact Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Ohio river froze from Louisville to Pittsburgh. For example, winter surveys of communal grackle and blackbird roosts in Kentucky found that the counts dropped by 75% during the winter of 1977-78. Some people went a step further to help the brant.

Prepare Yourself: “Shocking Weather Has Just Begun”…

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Kentucky. Here’s what the experts at the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee say about storms, lightning and being prepared: Weather experts normally consider March through June as the Severe Weather season, especially in the mid-west.

2009 130

The Power of the Mind and the Phantom Hand

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Fortunately, V S Ramachandran has leveraged the technique of illusion to help patients to overcome phantom limb pain.

2010 161

Falling in Love…

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Toulouse and I made our way across the northern states and Canada, over mountains and dusty plains, revisiting old haunts like Murdo, South Dakota ; Louisville, Kentucky ; Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. I couldn't help it, Jean-Luc!

2010 130

Join Nina for a Free Writing Webinar

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Questions whose answers will help you get published: • What resources and tools do you recommend for writers? I was looking on google for a writing help and found your blog!

2010 141

The Dead Eagle

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The eagle fans its tail feathers to help steer and maintain balance, like a rudder. Part 2: Louisville, KY.Chambord Liqueur-the Taste of Luxury.Lightning Bugs & Kentucky Lightning.Cooking South Dakota-Storming Wyoming.Car Trouble in Montana.Waves, Spirals and the Face of God.Are you an Empath?

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Calling all Canadians: Nominate Literacy

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It is written with a direct, clear style that enhances our understanding and helps us to truly grasp the concepts presented. The chapters are brief and concise, and really help us write both fiction and nonfiction.

2010 130

You're Less Likely to Get Sick If You Actively Socialize

The Alien Next Door

avoid the flu this season, go out and enjoy your family and friend's company, take a hard fast look at your schedule and ask for help if you realize you've taken on too much.

2009 130

NEA Expo in the San Diego Convention Centre

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In 1986 the hotel was refurbished into a boutique-hotel by its new owners with the help of talented interior designer Anjun Razvi and became the Sofia Hotel.

What Altruism in Animals can Teach Us About Ourselves

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My opinion is corroborated by scientists, Keith Jensen and Felix Warneken, who concede that the distinction between food exchange and instrumental helping is a potentially crucial one. Altruistic Helping In Human Infants and Young Chimpanzees.”

2010 181

Galactic Party at the Lord Nelson Hotel!

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PostZoom is a directory of the best blog posts which helps readers find great blog posts and our goal is to help blog owners drive more traffic to their blog.

2010 130

The Man in Asbestos by Krista Peterson

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If you have concerns with your fertility, I found this site that may be helpful. Part 2: Louisville, KY.Chambord Liqueur-the Taste of Luxury.Lightning Bugs & Kentucky Lightning.Cooking South Dakota-Storming Wyoming.Car Trouble in Montana.Waves, Spirals and the Face of God.Are you an Empath?

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From Grey to Green by Kathryn Brennar (guest post)

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These roofs help reduce the heating and cooling costs it takes to power a building, and also create a habitat for birds and insects.

2010 136

The Right to Drink Water

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there are many other initiatives that can help. Part 2: Louisville, KY.Chambord Liqueur-the Taste of Luxury.Lightning Bugs & Kentucky Lightning.Cooking South Dakota-Storming Wyoming.Car Trouble in Montana.Waves, Spirals and the Face of God.Are you an Empath?

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Absinthe: the Vilified Spirit

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Absinthe grew popular through the 1840s when it was given to French troops to help treat malaria. The temperance movement with the help of the winemakers’ associations publicly associated absinthe with violent crimes and social disorder.

2010 169

Is Our Language Going to Pot?

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Derek Bickerton at the University of Hawaii believes that language evolved through the need to recruit help to hunt and scavenge food as a team. The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, March 1, 2010 Is Our Language Going to Pot?

2010 142

The Novelist: The Importance of Setting in Fiction Writing

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Here are some suggestions that can help every fiction writer create vivid, memorable and meaningful settings: • Choose your setting purposefully; make it an integral part of the story with meaning • Describe setting selectively, through integration in “scene” rather than exposition. •

2010 136

Best Aliens in Science Fiction

The Alien Next Door

Yes, given your history of interaction and your staff, I can see that you would, Jean-Luc! :) Apart from that, the whole idea of honor and how the Klingons treat it is a fascinating one, and certainly helps us examine our own version of honor and what it means.

2010 136

The Nordstrom Way: The K-Selected Model of Doing Business

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It goes without saying that K-selected organisms tend to succeed r-selected organisms, which are often the first colonizers of unstable environments that help to increase biodiversity and stabilize the environment.

2009 142

Mozart's Radio and A Man With a Gun…

The Alien Next Door

An incident like that sure helps put one's priorities into perspective. Part 2: Louisville, KY.Chambord Liqueur-the Taste of Luxury.Lightning Bugs & Kentucky Lightning.Cooking South Dakota-Storming Wyoming.Car Trouble in Montana.Waves, Spirals and the Face of God.Are you an Empath?

2010 130

What is NaNoWriMo and Why Should I Care?

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NaNoWriMo is all about the magical power of deadlines, to help writers achieve their goal of completing a work. Finishing your novel through NaNoWriMo doesn’t guarantee you anything except a venue to help motivate you to finish your novel, something many writers need.

2009 130

State of the Conservancy

Conservancy Talk

We know we have a long way to go—and we’ll need all of your help—but I’m pleased to report that we are now more than halfway through the campaign and ahead of schedule in fundraising. Our current tool kit is already helping mayors solve big problems in cities.

Three Mistakes Not to Make When Crossing the Border

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As if to counter it, he produced what he called “a dangerous weapon”, which turned out to be a very tiny Swiss army knife to help me open the parcel with less damage. counterparts to help deal with cross-border criminal activity.

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What's BMI and Why Should I Care?

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Gradual changes of neuronal electrical activity helps give the brain its plasticity, say Nicolelis and Chapin. Ah well. :) The irony is that Body Mass Index may well be something that is used in Brain Mind Interface technology to help monitor and control peoples weight.

2009 130

Nina and Toulouse Go To Georgia (as told by Toulouse)

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I had to take a break to help my son move to his university (you'll see my post) then I will "disappear" once again. :) At June 28, 2010 7:22 PM , Toulouse LeTrek said. Well, I did help edit and with spelling, of course. :-3