Lavender Country, Secret Emchy Society, Mya Byrne Light Up Sonoma •

Patrick Haggerty, as he would be the first to admit, is a little old man. 75, standing not more than 5’5″ and weighing maybe 130lbs in pink cowboy boots, the man who put out the first gay country album, Lavender Country, in 1973, is also a towering giant. Confrontational, frank, funny, lovable and as resolutely courageous as ever, Patrick held the Starling Bar crowd in the palm of his hand as he literally got in their faces to deliver his radical stories and sharply-crafted lyrics. He and his b

Impossible Burger 2.0 produces 89% less emissions than beef

It uses 87% less water and 96% less land. When Impossible Foods released the 2.0 version of its flagship burger, much of the focus was on improved taste and texture. It turns out, however, that the new-and-improved recipe also offers some incremental sustainability improvements over the first generation. More important is how the burger stacks up against its animal-based competition. According to an independent Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) from Swiss consulting firm Quantis, the results are prett - Newgarden wins Dual 1 of Detroit Grand Prix

After a nearly two-hour thunderstorm delay, American Josef Newgarden won Dual 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar for Team Penske. The first of the two races began on Saturday at 4:55 p.m. on Belle Island in Detroit. Instead of 75 laps, the event started with a 75-minute timed race and a single-file start ending with a total of 43 laps. Newgarden led the final 25 laps and finished nearly one second ahead of American racer Alexander Rossi with a total time of 01:15:30.59. Rossi led t

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S. C. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash. Earnhardt Jr. posted his update on Twitter late Wednesday night, saying his lower back is sore and swollen. He's receiving daily treatment "solely to get well to race. " Earnhardt, his family and two pilots escaped a burning plane that veered off the runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee last week.

The desert gets a biocrust skin graft

When Patrick Cruz’s ancestors carved honeycombed dwellings into the canyons of what’s now New Mexico’s Bandelier National Monument, the land looked very different than it does today. Biocrusts — communities of mosses, lichens and cyanobacteria — formed a living skin over the earth, anchoring it in place, storing water and carbon, and laying the foundation for ponderosa and piñon pine forests. After drought drove the Ancestral Puebloans away from Bandelier and into nearby pueblos in the 16th cen

UN Climate Report Says Eat Less Meat — That'd Mean Big Changes In Indiana

Agriculture accounts for about 9 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. A recent United Nations climate report says to reduce those emissions, people need to eat less meat. That would mean big changes in a state like Indiana. It's one of the top states for livestock — like hogs and turkeys — and livestock feed, like corn. The report says we need to devote less land to raising and feeding livestock and more to capturing emissions through things like cover crops, biofuels, and forests.

Dale Earnhardt, Others Escape Fiery Citation Crash

Retired race car driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 44, his wife, infant daughter, a dog, and the two pilots emerged without serious injuries after their Cessna Citation Latitude overran Runway 24 recently at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Bristol, Tennessee. The twinjet then went through a fence, caught fire, and came to rest near a road some 500 feet past the paved end of the runway. It was destroyed in the blaze. The aircraft was registered to JRM Air, which is based in Mooresville, North Caroli

(Video) Dale Earnhardt Jr's plane has crashed – taken to hospital and appears to be ok

A plane crashed in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon carrying NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife. The private Cessna Citation plane crashed when it ran off the runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, erupting into flames, but all passengers on board, including Earnhardt Jr., are reportedly alive, WJHL News reported. Video showed an individual reported to be Earnhardt being treated at the scene. Emergency crews responded quickly. Carter County Sheriff’s Office said that Earnhardt an

Fort Monroe Removes Letters Honoring Confederate President

FORT MONROE, Va. — Crews have begun to remove lettering that honors Confederate President Jefferson Davis at Virginia's Fort Monroe National Monument. The Daily Press reports that the letters were being taken down Friday from their place on arch at the former military base, which is in Hampton and overlooks the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The letters spelled "Jefferson Davis Memorial Park." The United Daughters of the Confederacy paid the U.S. Army to build the arch in 1956. Gov. Ralph Northa

Vandalism damages War of 1812 memorial in northern Indiana

PERU, Ind. (AP) — State conservation officers are investigating vandalism that damaged a northern Indiana memorial to honors soldiers killed in the War of 1812. The state Department of Natural Resources' law enforcement division says nine tombstones, a memorial marker and a flag pole were damaged at the 1812 Soldiers Memorial at Mississinewa (mis-ih-SIHN'-uh-wah) Reservoir. The damage, which was apparently caused by a BB gun, was reported July 20 by a concerned citizen. The damaged memorial h

The Beef With the GMO Impossible Burger

In the foodie world, 2019 might as well be named The Year of the Impossible Burger. This plant-based burger that "bleeds" can now be found on the menus of Burger King, Fatburger, Cheesecake Factory, Red Robin, White Castle and many other national restaurant chains. Consumers praise the burger's meat-like texture and the product is advertised as an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional beef burgers. In January, Impossible Foods launched the Impossible Burger 2.0. The company has st

The controversy over Jewish and Israeli symbols at the DC Dyke March, explained –

Is an LGBTQ parade banning flags with Jewish stars? Yes. Not really. Kind of. The D.C. Dyke March, a social justice-focused parade for, in its words, “queer liberation,” happening today, announced that it is not welcoming any “nationalist symbols.” That includes Israeli flags and American flags, the only two mentioned specifically in their ban. More controversially, rainbow flags with Jewish stars in the center will be banned because, according to organizers, they look too much like Israeli fla

Cal Fire opens Jackson State roads and campgrounds for summer

MENDOCINO Co., 6/3/19 — Cal Fire has re-opened a limited number of campgrounds and roads within the Jackson Demonstration State Forest for the summer season as of May 24. Seasonal roads in the area will open on June 7. The Jackson Demonstration State Forest website lists the most current information about which campsites and roads are open, and you can also call the office to get the details. The office is located at office is located at 802 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA. Office hours are M

Virginia governor wants Confederate arch gone from Fort Monroe

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for the removal of an arch honoring the former president of the Confederacy at Fort Monroe, where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia 400 years ago. The Daily Press reports that Northam’s office presented a letter to the Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees Thursday supporting removal of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Arch, a wrought-iron structure built in 1956 by the Army with $10,000 from the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The

9 fashion designers inspired by architecture

The worlds of architecture and fashion have many overlaps. It is unsurprising that architects – artists who obsess over scale, shape and proportion in their work – tend to apply the same tenets to their personal style; while many fashion designers have cited architecture as a practice and individual architects as inspirations for their designs. As AW19 fashion month kicks off, we highlight the designers who wear their architectural fandom – and in some cases training – on their sleeves. ‘I wan

5 super-expensive Costco wines that are worth it, according to the experts

• Costco stocks some pretty expensive wines in its warehouses. • Business Insider spoke with Costco Wine Blog founder Andrew Cullen and reviewer Erin Reyes about the best splurges in the warehouse. • They picked out a few individual selections and praised Costco’s Kirkland Signature wines. The warehouse club is known for its bulk sizes and deals, but there are plenty of options for members looking for something special. Costco Wine Blog founder and editor Andrew Cullen and contributing reviewe

10 tips to save money on alcohol

• The cost of drinking can quickly add up. • To save money, consider drinking at home or prioritizing happy hours. • Buy pitchers or bottles of wine when you’re drinking with friends. Drinking isn’t cheap. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just love going out for cocktails with friends, the cost of booze adds up quickly. Factor in the tips you’re handing your bartender and it’s easy to blow your budget pretty quickly after a night at the bar. If you want to get your booze spending in order
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