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Queensland coalmine dumps dirty water into river

Brisbane Times Shae McDonald July 24, 2019

Australia’s largest coal producer has been fined for causing serious environmental harm by dumping 3000 tonnes of silt and sediment into Queensland’s Isaac River. 231 more words

Environmental Toxicology

Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Don Tate

Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Don Tate. 2019. Mixed media. Published by Peachtree Publishers.

Brief summary: Carter G. Woodson was born in 1875 and grew up hearing about his family’s history.  203 more words

Narrative Nonfiction Picture Book Reviews

Pokémon Nicknames: Sword and Shield -- Rolycoly

 Pokémon Nicknames: Sword and Shield — Rolycoly. More Galar Region Pokémon are  leaked!

Rolycoly (in Japanese: タンドン  “Tandon”) is a Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. 785 more words

Pop Culture

Proposed Mine Causes Concern in Birmingham

A Birmingham, Ala., water utility and a local conservation group, the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, have teamed up against a coal mine proposed by Mays Mining, Inc.,  110 more words


Setting foot on ancestral land

I knew, when I set off for Scotland, that I would come back changed. I knew that some “ancestral healing” would occur, because that was my intention. 1,165 more words


A new project: A railroad loan instead of a subsidy

Originally published in the Seattle Daily Post-Intelligencer, June 26, 1884

The idea of subsidizing the Columbia & Puget Sound Company to enable it to complete its road up Cedar River was a good one, but not so good as another that has since been put forth. 552 more words