My Green Neighbor’s Ally Seemed to Come Out of Nowhere

Something happened that made me think of a classic scene from Woody Allen's "Annie Hall". Woody is waiting for movie tickets and he's stuck in line with a man behind him pontificating and annoying him. Well, yesterday morning, life was almost like that for a neighbor of mine. She was trying to convince another neighbor... Continue Reading →

Why so Few Tree Species in Quebec?

The total forested area on Earth is 4.06 billion hectares. 90 million of those hectares, of which 92% are publicly owned, are in a province of Canada called Quebec. It's a vast area of trees, twice the total area that's within Sweden's borders. 1 out of every 45 hectares of the world's forests are in... Continue Reading →

Covid-19 and the Loss of Smell

In a little more than half of people infected with COVID-19, the sense of smell is compromised. Compared to people with other respiratory issues, those who test positive for COVID-19 are 27 times more likely to have smell loss while being only 2.2 to 2.6 times more likely to have fever, cough or respiratory difficulty.... Continue Reading →

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