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Eastern Woodlands Fusion
The North Country
Join us as we explore the vastness of the Eastern Woodlands!
Interests: Welcome to The Eastern Woodlands Fusion! I am Marc Cirigliano, editor, writer, environmental advocate and sportsman. Since my youth, I have been fascintaed with the woods and taken by the beauty of trees with all the flora and fauna in their realm. In my lifetime, though, I have seen the Woodlands struggle with extreme environmental challenges. Stay with us. Be informed, intrigued and entertained as we give you journeys into this vast region. Thank you!
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Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images and Robin Alam/USSF/Getty Images. The US Women’s National Soccer Team lost, in penalty kicks, to Sweden in the first elimination round of the final 16 teams in the 2023 Women’s Soccer World Cup hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand. As discussed earlier on the Eastern Woodlands, the US team seemed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2023 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Jason Aldean certainly threw some wood on the fire that feeds the American culture wars with his song Try That in a Small Town. (See complete lyrics below.) Aldean's morally pure, no-nonsense view of the small town reminds us of the Neo-Confederate portrayal of Antebellum South as moonlight and magnolias, when it was, in fact, "an Antidemocratic, Centralized State, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2023 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Megan Rapinoe #15 and Alex Morgan #13 of the United States during the second half of the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group E match between Portugal and USA at Eden Parkon August 01, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand © Carmen Mandato/USSF/Getty I am no expert at soccer, a sport I came to when our sons... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2023 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Partial preprint under Fair Use from MAY 13, 2023 Editors' notes Meteorologists targeted in climate misinfo surge by Roland Lloyd Parry and Benedicte Rey with Adria Laborda in Barcelona and Kate Tan in Sydney Meteorologists and their thermometers have been criticized by climate skeptics online. Once trusted faces on the news, meteorologists now brave threats, insults and slander online... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2023 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Rudy Giuliani: Big Playa It should not be a surprise that the current iteration of the WW2 Axis Powers, with Donald Trump holding up the German end and Rudy Giuliani the Italian, is, much like the original, on its way out. Although Trump now seems hopelessly mired in several legal disasters of his own making, Rudy Giuliani appears not to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2023 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Taken from CNN and printed under Fair Use. Five undervaccinated clusters put the entire United States at risk By Elizabeth Cohen and John Bonifield, CNN Updated 10:06 AM ET, Thu July 8, 2021 (CNN)A new data analysis identifies clusters of unvaccinated people, most of them in the southern United States, that are vulnerable to surges in Covid-19 cases and could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Printed under Fair Use. In today's edition: The pandemic's impact on kids isn't just about illness What's driving India's "black fungus" crisis? David Dowdy's personal Year in Review ICYMI: COVID-19 and Kids—Impacts, Uncertainties, and the Role of Vaccines The pandemic has been an incredibly disruptive event in young people’s lives. Last week, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
... a very primitive species ... by marc a. cirigliano As eponymous character Starman observes, "I think you are a very primitive species." And, he continues with his observation that his planet is different from earth, "The strong do not victimize the helpless." When it comes to climate change the poor around the world are helpless and they are being... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Printed with permission. Letters from an American: July 3, 2021 Heather Cox Richardson And on July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Published from the NYT under Fair Use. By David Leonhardt Good morning. Heavily Republican areas of the U.S. have a growing Covid problem. A Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine.Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader, via Associated Press Marin vs. Missouri There was a strange Covid-19 pattern in the U.S. for much of this spring. The virus was not spreading any faster in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Published under Fair Use Our Land by Langston Hughes We should have a land of sun, Of gorgeous sun, And a land of fragrant water Where the twilight is a soft bandanna handkerchief Of rose and gold, And not this land Where life is cold. We should have a land of trees, Of tall thick trees, Bowed down with chattering... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Published under Fair Use. TOPICS:Biochemistry Catalysts Energy Green Energy Photosynthesis Plant Science Popular Purdue University By PURDUE UNIVERSITY JUNE 15, 2021 Humans can do lots of things that plants can’t do. We can walk around, we can talk, we can hear and see and touch. But plants have one major advantage over humans: They can make energy directly from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Chevy Volt at Charging Station from Wikipedia Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the way. Just as the printing press supplanted illuminated manuscripts, the automobile displaced the horse, electronic communication replaced communicating by post, digital imaging superseded both traditional photography and cinematic film, electric vehicles--be they cars or trucks--will replace fossil fuel driven vehicles in the next few decades. EVs are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Published under fair use. Ode to the Sun by Eloise Bibb Thompson How many scenes, O sun, Hast thou not shone upon! How many tears, O light, Have dropped before thy sight! How many heart-felt sighs, How many piercing cries, How many deeds of woe, Dost thy bright light not know! How many broken hearts, That are pierced by sorrow’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Right-Wing COVID-19 Response Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Published with permission of the author. Heather Cox Richardson;s Letters from an American July 26, 2020 Reality is disrupting the ideology of today’s Republican Party. For a generation, Republicans have tried to unravel the activist government under which Americans have lived since the 1930s, when Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt created a government that regulated business, provided a basic social safety... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Published under fair use from Hope by Alice Dunbar-Nelson - 1875-1935 Wild seas of tossing, writhing waves, A wreck half-sinking in the tortuous gloom; One man clings desperately, while Boreas raves, And helps to blot the rays of moon and star, Then comes a sudden flash of light, which gleams on shores afar. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
We are on a brief hiatus, but will be back in the near future. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Reprinted from Bloomberg under Fair Use. If Trump Won’t Lead the World, Others Must The White House leaves a leadership vacuum in the midst of a pandemic. By Michael R. Bloomberg April 28, 2020, 5:30 AM EDT Look elsewhere. Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/Bloomberg The gravest emergency to confront the U.S. in decades has fallen on the watch of a uniquely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Reprinted with permission from Letters from an American. April 27, 2020 Heather Cox Richardson Apr 28 Each morning, aides produce for the president the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), a classified report that summarizes the most important developments in security threats. Today the Washington Post reported that, beginning in early January, US intelligence agencies produced more than a dozen classified briefings... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Reprinted with gracious permission of the author and the photographer. Poem from Photograph 061221 dry by Bruno Chalifour. Church for the Disliked Sy Hoahwah On the turnpike, the smell of a heaven made out of old barn wood from Okmulgee. Handles and rungs cut from a fat farmer’s leather belt. In the eastern counties, coffins raced uphill, moving on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Printed under Fair Use from Foreign Affairs. April 22, 2020 | View in Browser How should a Republican or a Democratic administration incorporate climate action into U.S. foreign policy? James A. Baker III and George P. Shultz, both former Republican secretaries of state, outline with Ted Halstead the undeniable strategic advantages of U.S. leadership in the global fight against climate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Biking Around Morrison, Colorado: A Photo Essay by Everett McEwan Note: Everett McEwan, a snowboard racer at the international level in NorAm, Europe Cup and FIS slalom and giant slalom events, is also a professional photographer, videographer and video producer. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion