Tumblr week of 2008mar29

[environment] Earth Hour The Hour is Near!
Since the sun won’t set until well past 8:30 PM (and light past 10 PM), even us so far south of the Arctic Circle will do just fine. But think about the earth. mpb

EARTH HOUR WEBSITE | SPREAD THE WORD | GET INVOLVED THE HOUR IS NEAR! This is the weekend to take a stand. Earth Hour – this Saturday, March 29 from 8-9 pm local time. You’ll be joining millions of people across the U.S. and around the globe in a monumental call for action on climate change. Here’s a last-minute checklist …

[bird flu, history] Maritime Quarantine in South Pacific Jurisdictions, 1918 –19 Influenza Pandemic compare the story of Wales, Alaska. mpb

McLeod MA, Baker M, Wilson N, Kelly H, Kiedrzynski T, Kool JL. Protective effect of maritime quarantine in South Pacific jurisdictions, 1918–19 influenza pandemic. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Mar; [Epub ahead of print] Melissa A. McLeod,* Michael Baker,* Nick Wilson,* Heath Kelly,† Tom Kiedrzynski,‡ and Jacob L. Kool§ *University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand; †Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia;
‡Secretariat of the Pacific…

[safety] Bear spray a viable alternative to guns for deterring bears Remember it isn’t a repellent. Bears will eat canoes, planes, sleeping bags that have been sprayed with pepper spray. mpb

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-03/byu-bsa032508.php Bear spray a viable alternative to guns for deterring bears, BYU study shows. Concerned about hikers’ and campers’ persistent doubts that a small can of liquid pepper spray could stop half a ton of claws, muscle and teeth, BYU bear biologist Thomas S. Smith and colleagues analyzed 20 years of bear pepper spray incidents.…

[aging] Grands As Parents

The Nest : Grands As Parents Posted Monday, March 10, 2008 5:02 PM Veronica Chambers In Philadelphia alone, there are over 60,000 children being raised by a grandparent. Nobody throws baby showers for a silver haired, second time around “Mama-Nana.” But they need diaper bags, cribs and all the other baby paraphernalia that a newborn requires…. Donations to Grands as Parents can be sent to: Grands as Parents 2121
North Gratz Street Philadelphia, PA 19121 215-236-6848 http://www.gapsnow.org

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