Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | By The Wilderness Society | No Comments
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | By Erica Langston | No Comments
Few creatures are as cute, cunning, or controversial as the common household cat. Despite their taste for blood, enigmatic demands, and unpredictable mood swings, cats have managed to claw their way into homes, hearts, and Youtube channels like no other domestic animal. While these stealthy creatures are much better at stalking than being stalked, it’s believed there could be anywhere from 600 million to 1 billion house cats worldwide. On the most recent episode of the Inquiring Minds podcast, Indre Viskontas sits down with cat enthusiast and science writer Abigail Tucker to discuss her new book, The Lion in the Living Room, and to explore the complicated role cats have in ecological systems across the globe.…
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | By Ari Phillips | No Comments
This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Earlier this year, author and environmentalist Terry Tempest Williams bought leasing rights to 1,120 acres of public land in Utah to spare it from fossil fuel development. In explaining to the Bureau of Land Management at the time why her bid was legitimate, she said that “you can’t define what energy is for us. Our energy development is fueling a movement.”
Williams and her husband, Brooke, also say they did everything they thought necessary to meet the legal requirements of the leasing process, including setting up a company, Tempest Exploration Company, LLC.…
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | By Tom Philpott | No Comments
Meal-kit services like Blue Apron are an enigma: simultaneously booming in popularity and yet struggling to retain consumers.
On the one hand, these services, which deliver fresh ingredients and a recipe, only made their US debut in 2012, yet they’re expected to generate $1.5 billion in sales in 2016. Investors gobble them up, too—meal-kit startups have drawn $650 million in venture capital over the industry’s short life span.
And yet, consumers tend to drop them quickly after signing up, new data show.…