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Greatest Stories Ever Told - "Tons Of Steel" By David Dodd Here’s the plan—each week, I will blog about a different song, focusing, usually, on the lyrics, but also on some other aspects of the song, including its overall impact—a truly subjective thing. Therefore, the best part, I would hope, would not be anything in particular that I might have to say, but rather, the conversation that may happen via the comments over the course of time—and since all the posts will stay up, you can feel free to weigh in any time on any of the songs! With Grateful Dead lyrics, there’s always a new and different take on what they bring up for each listener, it seems.(I’ll consider requests for particular songs—just private message me!) Global Warming's Terrifying New Math If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe. Meteorologists reported that this spring was the warmest ever recorded for our nation – in fact, it crushed the old record by so much that it represented the "largest temperature departure from average of any season on record." The same week, Saudi authorities reported that it had rained in Mecca despite a temperature of 109 degrees, the hottest downpour in the planet's history. Not that our leaders seemed to notice.

Tips for a Better Sex Life These five missions will push your sex life—and your relationship—to new heights. Whip out your red pen and start crossing them off your to-do list. 1. Invent Your Own Move Grateful Dead : Free Music : Free Audio Grateful Dead by Grateful Dead Jack Straw, Sugaree, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Candyman, Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Deal China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, He's Gone-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Around & Around, E: Shakedown Street ( 135 reviews ) Topic: Live concert Source: Soundboard and Audience composite Morning Dew, Beat It On Down The Line, Ramble On Rose, Jack Straw, Wave That Flag, Looks Like Rain, Box Of Rain, They Love Each Other, The Race is On, Row Jimmy, El Paso, Bird Song, Playin' In The Band Eyes Of The World-> Stella Blue, Big River, Here Comes Sunshine, Around & Around, Dark Star-> He's Gone-> Wharf Rat-> Truckin', Sugar Magnolia It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry*, That's Alright Mama*, Promised Land*, Not Fade Away*-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin'... ( 185 reviews ) Topic: Soundboard Source: Soundboard Bertha, Playin' In The Band, Loser, Mr. Help On The Way-> Slipknot!

Farmers respond to climate change This week’s article was written by CUESA's Volunteer of the Month Janet McGarry. City dwellers may have enjoyed the sunshine during one of the driest winters on record, but the unseasonable weather has many farmers worried, and with good reason: their livelihoods hang in the balance. Fluctuations in weather do not necessarily indicate changes in climate, but climate change does impact the weather. Recipe: Grilled Asparagus and Avocado Tacos Unless you're a no-meat athlete, your grill likely cooks hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken breasts, or steaks almost every time you fire it up. Sure, you'll throw on some veggies as a side dish, but the meat tends to take center grate. It doesn't when you're making these tacos — and you won't even miss it. Ivy Stark, executive chef at Dos Caminos, touts this recipe as one that's healthy but still tasty, filling, and satisfying. "It not only has the richness and creaminess of the avocado, but the fiber from the beans and the asparagus," she says. "There's tons of nutrients in it."

Phil Lesh and Friends Phil Lesh and Friends is an American rock band formed and led by Phil Lesh, former bassist of the Grateful Dead. Phil & Friends is not a traditional group in that several different lineups of musicians have played under the name, including groups featuring members of Phish, Little Feat, and the Zen Tricksters. Music[edit] Phil & Friends has continued the Grateful Dead's tradition of allowing fans to record concerts, and trade these recordings freely. The Internet has been an invaluable source for these tapers to disseminate this music through various sources, including, and the vast BitTorrent file-sharing network. Phil has also embraced the Internet by providing free soundboard recordings of many concerts through his website, even providing high-resolution CD covers for fans to print.

MO Love, Forward on Climate, and the Social Tipping Point for Climate Action In February of 2009, as an excited but scared freshman, I boarded a mini-van and drove 15 straight hours from my college in St. Louis to Washington DC. I was attending my first big event for climate justice, Power Shift 2009, and I was looking forward to a conference that I thought would be a fun weekend in a new city. Instead, the conference changed my life. Can't Face the Math: On Climate Science, We're All Karl Rove on the Night of the Election Republished from By David Roberts Throughout this long, crazy campaign, there’s been a tension simmering between empiricists like Nate Silver and Sam Wang, who cited poll data showing Obama with a small but durable lead, and pundits who trusted their “guts” and the “narrative,” both of which indicated that Romney had all the momentum after the first debate. In the face of model projections like Silver’s, Jonah Goldberg said that “the soul … is not so easily number-crunched.” David Brooks warnedthat “experts with fancy computer models are terrible at predicting human behavior.” Joe Scarborough said “anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue.”

Climate Justice Hub: A Basecamp For Building The Climate Movement This Summer “The beauty of this whole thing is that because it’s the greatest challenge that we’re facing, it’s also the greatest opportunity to come together and reclaim community” Dorian Williams, SJSF Our Vision for the Climate Justice Hub This summer, we want to launch a project called “the Climate Justice Hub,” a student-run community space in Boston to intensify the climate movement in New England. The Hub will be active 7-days-a-week from June through August of 2013, in Somerville, MA. The space will help maintain the momentum among local students in Boston, who have been leading incredible direct actions all year. From locking themselves in TransCanada’s corporate office to organizing thousands to attend the Forward on our Future march in Washington, DC, students and young people in New England are putting their time and bodies on the line to build a climate justice movement.

Why We Divested - Jim Antal To many, our resolution to divest from fossil fuels was a scandal. So much so that months before the national Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC) would consider it a well-funded, all-out campaign to defeat the resolution was underway. It didn’t have to be that way. Oil barrel filled with money. Illustration courtesy BobbyWjr/ Warren Buffett Says Coal Will Be Replaced : Compass According to a report from Bloomberg News, Warren Buffett, the U.S.'s second wealthiest person and most-respected investor, said this week that it's time to start planning for the end of coal. "Coal will gradually decline in importance," Buffett said, in an answer to a question at a ribbon-cutting for a new Geico center in Indiana. "There aren't any new coal plants being built now, so you will see gas-fired plants, you’ll see wind, you’ll see solar." This is a big statement for a man who has the entire investment community hanging on his every word, and Buffett should know: In many ways, he's been an important part of this transition. In addition to owning Geico, Buffett owns MidAmerican Energy, which under Buffett's ownership has become the country’s top provider of wind power.

Many Species Will Have To Evolve 10,000 Times Faster To Adapt To Climate Change, Study Finds By Katie Valentine "Many Species Will Have To Evolve 10,000 Times Faster To Adapt To Climate Change, Study Finds" A Rock Frog, a species in decline due to a combination of climate change, a fungus that has been killing amphibians around the world, and habitat loss. (Credit: AP/Ricardo Arduengo) Climate change is moving too quickly for many vertebrate species to adapt, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Ecology Letters, found species would have to evolve 10,000 times faster than they have in the past in order to keep up with the earth’s rapidly changing climate, a rate of evolution that the study’s authors say is “largely unprecedented based on observed rates.”

Mississippi River Clean Up ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – About 250 volunteers spent three hours cleaning up the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Saturday; 75 of them Anheuser-Busch workers. They pulled tons of debris from the water and riverbanks.