Iaman is off gallivanting around Europe. He lands in Orebic, Croatia, a nice little vacation spot on an island in the Adriatic. And what happens? The local forest catches fire.
Orebic Croatia forest fire
Households may also use less energy than they would prefer; 11% of households surveyed reported keeping their home at an unhealthy or unsafe temperature.Okay, what is "an unhealthy or unsafe temperature"? This is official government agency, so I asked. I expected some kind of real information, but that's not what I got. Seems they conducted a survey and asked people how they felt:
|Milton Friedman Pontificates|
Friedman was an advisor to Republican President Ronald Reagan and Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His political philosophy extolled the virtues of a free market economic system with minimal intervention. He once stated that his role in eliminating conscription in the United States was his proudest accomplishment. In his 1962 book Capitalism and Freedom, Friedman advocated policies such as a volunteer military, freely floating exchange rates, abolition of medical licenses, a negative income tax and school vouchers and opposed the war on drugs. His support for school choice led him to found the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, later renamed EdChoice.
|Telegraphic Mining Code 1888|
|The Airbus Perlan glider soars above the peaks of the Andes in Argentina. - Airbus|
Riding the wind above the Andes Mountains, an experimental glider has set a world record for high-altitude flight.The Perlan glider was built in Portland. It has appeared in this blog before.
On Sept. 2, the sleek Perlan 2 glider carried two pilots to 76,100 feet, or more than 14 miles, over the El Calafate region in southern Argentina. That’s the highest altitude ever reached by humans aboard an unpowered fixed-wing aircraft, and one of the highest altitudes reached by an aircraft of any description. Only spy planes and specialized balloons have flown higher. - Tom Metcalfe
On average, ten "solid bulk cargo" carriers have been lost at sea each year for the last decade. - Susan GourvenecLooks like the Bulk Jupiter may have been the last straw that convinced the powers that be that they needed to look at the problem a little closer, so they did. Bauxite used to be a Class C cargo, but now it's a Class A cargo, which means you need to measure the moisture content.
|The Teardrop Memorial in Bayonne, New Jersey, was the work of Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli, who officially named it “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism.”|
|City Incinerator, 1932|
|Portland T415 Toyota Dock|
|La Catedral del Mar, Barcelona Spain|