Bill Britton: THE “END” MIGHT BE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

By Bill Britton Bill Britton is a freelance writer and formerly an editor for John Hopkins University Press, ABI Research, and Elsevier Science.  He is a frequent contributor to Vero Communiqué. We strive to encourage a free and open exchange of opinions and welcome yours. Through discussions like these we can all learn more about … Continue reading Bill Britton: THE “END” MIGHT BE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

FIDDLING WHILE THE PLANET BURNS: The Facts

By Bill Britton Bill Britton is a freelance writer and formerly an editor for Johns Hopkins University Press, ABI Research, and Elsevier Science.  He is a frequent contributor to Vero Communiqué.We strive to encourage a free and open exchange of opinions and welcome yours. Through discussions like these we can all learn more about the … Continue reading FIDDLING WHILE THE PLANET BURNS: The Facts

Plant a Live Oak – Get One for Free!

Canopy of Southern Live Oak Trees One tree at a time, communities in South Florida are trying to save the world from the climate crisis. "Palm trees do not sequester carbon at the same rate as our native canopy trees and do not provide shade, cool down streets and sidewalks to help counter the urban … Continue reading Plant a Live Oak – Get One for Free!

AT&T, Verizon CEOs Reject US Request for 5G Deployment Delay

Reuters Updated 3:03 PM ET, Sun January 2, 2022 (CNN)The chief executives of AT&T and Verizon Communications rejected a request to delay the planned Jan. 5 introduction of new 5G wireless service over aviation safety concerns but offered to temporarily adopt new safeguards. See related story: https://atomic-temporary-93487818.wpcomstaging.com/2021/12/21/boeing-and-airbus-urge-a-delay-in-5g-wireless-service-over-safety-concerns/ US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg US Transportation Secretary … Continue reading AT&T, Verizon CEOs Reject US Request for 5G Deployment Delay

Alert: “Children’s Mental Health May Suffer if They Spend Too Much Time on Electronic Devices, Study Suggests.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Canadian Pediatric Society recommends no more than 1 to 2 hours of screen use per day By Shiv Sudhakar| Fox News. 12/31/2021 Increased electronic screen time was associated with worse mental health issues in children compared to those with lower levels of screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent JAMA … Continue reading Alert: “Children’s Mental Health May Suffer if They Spend Too Much Time on Electronic Devices, Study Suggests.

Organizations Worldwide Sign Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court

ORGANIZATIONS FROM 34 STATES AND 29 COUNTRIES JOIN AMICUS BRIEF TO U.S. SUPREME COURT  On November 23, 2021, 289 organizations and 34 individuals filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of our petition to the United States Supreme Court. We are asking the Court to strike down, as unconstitutional, a clause in the Telecommunications … Continue reading Organizations Worldwide Sign Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court

Green Your Yard – Plant a Forest, With Free Trees

The Indian River County Pelican Audubon Society has 1,000 new trees ready to plant this week!   “Green” your yard, plant a forest in your backyard, and replace grass to save water, and not use chemicals or fertilizers, as native plants can grow on their own, once started!  Please go and get a free tree … Continue reading Green Your Yard – Plant a Forest, With Free Trees

Switzerland and Indian River County, FL are Growing Native Plant Gardens.

Ambassador Pitteloud’s Native Garden Molly McCluskey wrote in the Audubon Magazine on September 8, 2021 that when Jacques Pitteloud, Switzerland’s new ambassador to the United States, arrived at his new home and office in the fall of 2019 in northwest Washington, D.C, he was dismayed to discover its historic six-acre stretch of land looked and were treated like a … Continue reading Switzerland and Indian River County, FL are Growing Native Plant Gardens.

Why Switzerland is Growing a Native Plant Oasis in the Heart of Washington.

The Swiss ambassador, an avid birder and bird photographer, is on a mission to remake a former farm into a biodiversity haven.  By Molly McCluskey/Contributor, Audubon magazine September 08, 2021 When Jacques Pitteloud arrived at his new home and office in the fall of 2019, he was dismayed to discover the state of the property. As … Continue reading Why Switzerland is Growing a Native Plant Oasis in the Heart of Washington.

Bill Britton: A World of Tipping Points

Tipping point def.:  "The point at which an issue, idea, product, etc., crosses a certain threshold and gains significant momentum, triggered by an often minor factor or change." The term “tipping point” has been commonly used in the sciences, but today it is found in a wide variety of disciplines. It is particularly useful in … Continue reading Bill Britton: A World of Tipping Points