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loves beer to the last drop of it, especially home brewed. i love home cooked meals and spending time outdoors, camping and nature tripping.

Camping World CEO releases list of Gander Mountains that will remain open. 10 clever camping hacks. Tips and tricks to make your time in the outdoors loads easier and comfier.

10 clever camping hacks

Uk.businessinsider. Time to Redefine Obesity? Canadian experts proposed a small tweak to the definition of obesity that would have big implications for the way it is diagnosed.

Time to Redefine Obesity?

The long-standing World Health Organization definition of "abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health" should be changed to the less equivocal "abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that impairs health," said Arya Sharma, MD, PhD, and Denise Campbell-Scherer, MD, PhD, both of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. "This change in wording, albeit minor, would, in fact, change the whole nature of the discussion.

The defining criterion for whether a given individual has the 'disease' now is not whether that person has excessive body fat or even whether that fat is 'abnormal,' but rather whether abnormal or excessive body fat is actually impairing that person's health," Sharma and Campbell-Scherer said in the journal Obesity. Young chefs compete in cooking contest - Chronicle-Telegram. OBERLIN — Selena Roberts tore up fresh baby spinach and used the pieces to garnish her bowls of chicken alfredo as the clock ticked down.

Young chefs compete in cooking contest - Chronicle-Telegram

From underneath a tall, white chef’s hat, the 9-year-old’s cheeks glowed pink, probably from both the heat of the stove and the heat the moment as she put the finishing touches on her dish that she would soon present to a panel of judges. Selena was one of four students chosen out of dozens at Prospect Elementary School who had submitted recipes for the Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge. She and her peers, Emily Musgrave, Sarah Francis and Deven Meade, each had their own station in a classroom at Langston Middle School where they prepared their recipes as their friends and family watched from their seats. With the help of Prospect cook Jane Oesterman, Emily, 8, pulled her Million Dollar Spaghetti out of the oven. Another Prospect cook, Erika Arbaugh, watched as Sarah, 11, mixed her version of a pasta salad with bright, fresh-cut vegetables. The 25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed. An appetizer thatâs just right for every situation.

6 Dream Camping Destinations in the U.S. Some camping destinations are so stunning, so remote, or just so enticing that you dream about them even if you've never seen them.

6 Dream Camping Destinations in the U.S.

These dream destinations call to you; they're why you love the outdoors. You can't wait to go, and once you do, you can't wait to go back. Some destinations are simply iconic—must-sees for any camper. Others are so remote that it takes days to get there. Las Vegas Now Runs in 100% Clean Energy Capacity. Dec 22, 2016 11:03 AM EST Las Vegas is finally drawing 100 percent of its power from renewable energy sources.

Las Vegas Now Runs in 100% Clean Energy Capacity

This is a dream finally achieved by its officials for the better part of the decade. According to the Review Journal, this effort moved closer to reality last 2015 when the city expanded its partnership with NVEnergy to deliver the power to run its facilities -- from the City Hall to parks to streetlights -- using clean energy sources. This goal has been fully realized last week when Boulder Solar 1, the large-scale project near Boulder City, had become online. Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman said the city has now become a "world leader in sustainability. " According to Review Journal, aside from streetlights powered by kinetic energy, a portion of what's powered at the Boulder Solar 1 site is dedicated to the city.

According to Review Journal, the city also draws power from hydropower energy. The city energy's saving because of this shift jumped to $5-million annually. World's 'Poorest' to Go 100% Green Energy Before 2020. Nov 22, 2016 09:18 AM EST Representatives from 47 of what could be considered as some of the world's most "disadvantaged" nations are pledging to go full green and renewable energy by the year 2020.

World's 'Poorest' to Go 100% Green Energy Before 2020

Countries such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Haiti are pledging to update their national plans in order to cut carbon before 2020. This was done during the Climate Vulnerable Forum this year in Marrakech. Russian Scientists May Have Found Geological Evidence of 'Noah’s Flood' How much longer can Antarctica’s hostile ocean delay global warming?

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How much longer can Antarctica’s hostile ocean delay global warming?

7 Homebrew Hot Spots to Visit Now - American Homebrewers Association. Adapting to climate change a major challenge for forests. Climate change is happening so quickly that a question mark hangs over whether forests can adapt accordingly without human interference and can continue to perform their various functions such as timber production, protection against natural hazards and providing a recreational space for the public.

Adapting to climate change a major challenge for forests

In Switzerland, temperatures have already risen by around 1.9°C since the beginning of industrialization. Even keeping global warming down to the 1.5-2°C target set by the Paris Agreement on climate change will yield a further increase of 1-2°C. For the Swiss forests, this warming trend will involve vegetation zones shifting 500‑700 metres higher in altitude. Thus, in future, broadleaf trees will increasingly thrive in lower-lying mountain forests which are currently dominated by conifers. Rising temperatures and drought levels during the growing season are exerting stress on trees and are increasing the risk of forest fires and exacerbating attacks by harmful organisms.

Nations Agree To Establish World's Largest Marine Reserve In Antarctica. Boats sit on the beach at Bahia Almirantazgo in Antarctica.

Nations Agree To Establish World's Largest Marine Reserve In Antarctica

An agreement was reached on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent. The Flat Earth Conspiracy Documentary. Adventure journal – The Bittersweet Embrace of the Last Camp. There is cleaning to be done.

adventure journal – The Bittersweet Embrace of the Last Camp

Banks Are Manipulating Gold and Silver Markets. 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer. David Attenborough’s Planet Earth 2 trailer: Watch breathtaking footage from the new series. Time to kick in with the epic slow-mo and Sigur Rós soundtrack, David Attenborough's Planet Earth is officially back. The BBC has released a trailer for Planet Earth II, which sees Sir Attenborough's return as narrator for six new episodes of the series, each focused on a different biome or habitat on Earth; with one episode focused entirely on animals living in urban environments. The original Planet Earth first debuted an entire decade ago; taking five years to produce in its entirety, marking the most expensive nature documentary ever commissioned by the BBC and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Planet Earth II was filmed over four years, across the globe in over 64 different countries; taking advantage in the latest technology to deliver ultra-HD footage of nature at its purest and most untamed. The most incredible nature moments ever caught on camera Planet Earth II will air on BBC One in November.