CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Trolls are often faceless provocateurs who exist to inflame, distort, or muddle the narrative of topics that capture their attention. Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood has been a target of trolls for years.A frequent troll argument is the notion that people with the economic means to leave the neighborhood have long since left and have never returned. The trolls are at their busiest whenever a headline paints the neighborhood in a negative light. Jim Jagger, a lifelong Collinwood resident and owner of a successful home inspection business, could live most anywhere he wanted. He suspects there will be an onslaught of fresh trolling in the wake of negative news coverage of Collinwood this week. He said it makes him sad and angry. It also makes him defiant.Closing arguments in the closely-watched capital murder trial of Joseph McAlpin are expected Monday. McAlpin is on trial for the murders of Michael Kuznik and Trina Tomola, who were shot to death at their … [Read more...] about Collinwood is bigger than its detractors and its trolls: Phillip Morris
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Hi Bill ... Usually, it's "Hi Neighbor..." Today, I'm writing the mayor. (No disrespect here. He likes to be called Bill.) That said...Mr. Mayor, we need you on this one. This "one" is the NY Wheel. Its future depends on whether you think it's a worthwhile, viable project. From what I've read, and heard, I'm not getting a good feeling. What I'm sure of, after covering Staten Island for a lot of years, many of them working to convince people we don't deserve to be the butt of jokes on TV. That we shouldn't be the "forgotten borough." That we have a lot of wonderful things happening here that shouldn't be a secret off Staten Island. That we can be a better place and this project can get us there. That something of this magnitude will bring even more diversity to Staten Island when people from across the globe discover what this borough has to offer. What I am sure of...what a lot of Staten Islanders are sure of... is the NY Wheel is a worthwhile and viable project. Something that will … [Read more...] about Mr. Mayor: You could be the last hope for the Wheel (Commentary)
If you’ve ever considered picking backyard dandelion greens for your salad, or even if you haven’t, you may be intrigued by a recent research paper from the nexus of nutrition, food security and the urban foraging trend: Wild edible greens harvested in industrial, mixed-use, and high-traffic urban areas in the San Francisco East Bay area are abundant and highly nutritious. Even grown in soils with elevated levels of heavy metals, tested species were safe to eat after rinsing in cold water. Wild greens could contribute to nutrition, food security, and sustainability in urban ecosystems. “Wild greens,” of course, is the researchers’ term for what many among us might reflexively call “weeds,” ranging from the familiar dandelion, chickweed and sweet fennel to the more obscure cat’s ear and bristly ox tongue. (Why people so often name edible wild plants after animals or their parts — think lambs’ quarters, cattail, pigweed … [Read more...] about Edible urban weeds found to be safe, healthful, abundant — and they’re free
Ellen Ciurczak Hattiesburg American Published 12:32 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 SUMRALL — The sun is beating down on a 90-degree day at Mississippi's largest solar farm — a 52-megawatt facility located off Mississippi 42 in Sumrall. The sun's rays are vital to the operation of the facility, which provides electricity to Mississippi Power customers. It has generated more than 12.6 million kilowatt hours since June 2017 when it opened. That amount powers about 8,000 households, with the energy from the enterprise going wherever the demand is. All Mississippi Power customers benefit from it. Story continues after photo gallery. The amazing thing about the farm is that it also runs on the sun's energy. "It's all self-powered," said Tony Smith, Mississippi Power Renewable Projects manager, as he stands near a row of panels. "The solar charges a battery during the day that turns the panels at night." Smith looks out over … [Read more...] about What’s the future of solar power in the Pine Belt, as two local solar farms mark their first year?
“Water, once heated, produces steam and can propel that rocket for up to four years,” Abbud-Madrid says excitedly. “Think of [the asteroid] as a celestial gas station, with a convenience store attached.” He smiles, then adds, “Oh, thank heaven!” While the professor’s story about future astronauts making a pit stop at an asteroid on the way to more distant cosmic destinations may be fictional, it’s hardly implausible. In fact, Abbud-Madrid’s example is merely one way that humans are anticipated to utilize vast quantities of untapped resources in space. “Welcome to the nineteenth Space Resources Roundtable. Yes, my name is Angel Abbud-Madrid. Yes, that unpronounceable name that has been keeping your inbox flooded with requests and abstracts,” he says, earning laughs. “This is truly an exciting year in the era of space resources. It’s worldwide. It’s not just one country. Or one mission. … So … [Read more...] about At Mines, Angel Abbud-Madrid Is Leading the New Space Race