Manhattanhenge 2021: When and Where to Watch

Saturday will bring New Yorkers their first shot at “the best sunset picture of the year.” Sunday and two days in July will provide more opportunities.

#manhattan-nyc, #seasons-and-months, #space-and-astronomy, #summer-season, #sun, #sunlight, #urban-areas, #your-feed-science

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Learning to Love Daylight Saving Time

Springing forward and falling back is disruptive, and maybe even deadly, but our current system of time-keeping still can’t be beat.

#daylight-saving-time, #seasons-and-months

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Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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I Will Not Rest Until This Garden Grows

Letting nature take its course is getting harder to do.

#birds, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #seasons-and-months, #seeds

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In Dense, Urban Japan, Flowers Bring Beauty and Solace

In densely packed Tokyo, flora is abundant in unassuming places. Hunting for it, as I learned, can lighten life’s loads.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #tokyo-japan, #trees-and-shrubs

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A Happiness of Bluebirds

This year isn’t living up to my hopes, so I am learning to hope in a new way.

#birds, #happiness, #nashville-tenn, #seasons-and-months

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It’s 30 Degrees. Shall We Have Brunch Outdoors?

It’s winter, and the pandemic is going strong. But die-hard New Yorkers still want to meet up with friends for a meal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #seasons-and-months

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Millipede Swarms Once Stopped Japanese Trains in Their Tracks

A team of scientists say they have figured out the cicada-like life cycles of the many-legged arthropods.

#animal-behavior, #arthropods, #cicadas-insects, #insects, #japan, #millipedes, #railroads, #reproduction-biological, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #seasons-and-months, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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A Year of Watching Earthly Beauty Burn

From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.

#air-pollution, #amazon-jungle, #anxiety-and-stress, #australia, #brazil, #california, #canada, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #colombia, #colorado-state-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #earth, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #european-union, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #forests-and-forestry, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #international-space-station, #marshall-tex, #new-zealand, #north-america, #oregon, #pantanal-brazil, #politics-and-government, #sacramento-calif, #seasons-and-months, #stanford-university, #texas, #united-states, #washington-state, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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‘Stay Alive and Survive’: Ski Resorts Brace for a Pandemic Season

Many have put capacity restrictions in place, even as new lockdowns may spook visitors.

#alpine-skiing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lake-tahoe-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #national-ski-areas-assn, #seasons-and-months, #shutdowns-institutional, #skiing, #snow-and-snowstorms, #spring-season, #taxation, #travel-and-vacations

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A Winter Solstice, a Meteor Shower, Jupiter and Saturn Walk Into Your Night Sky

One day that has room for three distinct astronomical events.

#earth, #jupiter-planet, #meteors-and-meteorites, #saturn-planet, #seasons-and-months, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #sun, #winter-season

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Time Isn’t Supposed to Last This Long

We’re living in a perpetual present tense. And we are waiting.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hamilton-play, #philosophy, #seasons-and-months, #time

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In a Covid Winter, How to Stay Warm, Safe and Social

The right gear, a little planning and practicing for the cold temperatures can help you take celebrations outdoors to avoid Covid-19.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #seasons-and-months, #weather, #winter-season

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Looking for Light on the Longest Night of the Year

Monday is the winter solstice. The next day will be brighter, and the next day will be brighter still.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #hanukkah, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #winter-season

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Making a Home in the Swedish Hinterlands

For some hardy souls, living far outside Sweden’s city centers is where it’s at.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rural-areas, #seasons-and-months, #sweden

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Wasn’t It Winter Just Yesterday?

The pandemic has unmoored us from time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #seasons-and-months, #time

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The Double Whammy of Seasonal Affective Disorder in a Season of Covid

This winter the pandemic is expected to intensify the depression experienced by many people with the syndrome known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.

#autumn-season, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #seasons-and-months, #sunlight, #winter-season

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There’s a Blue Moon on Halloween

Halloween will be the first blue moon visible in every time zone since 1944. Might be good to charge those crystals!

#astrology, #halloween, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #seasons-and-months, #social-media, #twitter

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Doctors Are Dreading the Third Coronavirus Wave

Anticipation, frustration and sadness fill hospitals as Covid-19 case counts rise again.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #seasons-and-months, #united-states, #ventilators-medical

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In My Mountain Town, We’re Preparing for Dark Times

As the contagion spreads, we look ahead to winter and wonder whom we can safely pull close.

#autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #washington-state

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Our Days Have Always Been Running Out

I greet autumn with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

#animal-migration, #autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season

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At Summer’s End

I greet this gorgeous season with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

#animal-migration, #autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season

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How Quarantine Killed the Weekend

With work changed and play curtailed, what does “time off” even mean anymore?

#leisure, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #telecommuting, #travel-and-vacations, #working-hours

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Crazy Weather in Colorado: Roasting Yesterday, Snowing Today

Temperatures plunged more than 50 degrees overnight as an Arctic air mass drove into the Denver area, bringing a very early winter storm on Tuesday.

#boulder-colo, #denver-colo, #rocky-mountain-national-park-colo, #seasons-and-months, #snow-and-snowstorms, #summer-season, #weather, #wildfires

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As Summer Wanes, New Yorkers Worry About Covid Comeback in the Fall

The coronavirus has retreated in New York, but the rituals of September are disrupted, and a sense of foreboding remains about a possible second wave.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #seasons-and-months, #shutdowns-institutional

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Never Mind the Summer Heat: Earth Is at Its Greatest Distance From the Sun

During aphelion, our planet receives 7 percent less sunlight than in January, but changes in the planet’s orbit are not what causes our seasons.

#earth, #mars-planet, #pluto-dwarf-planet, #seasons-and-months, #sun

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Summer Solstice 2020 and the Search for Life in the Galaxy

As you mark the longest day of the year, consider the debate among astronomers over whether Earth’s tilt toward the sun helps make life on our world and others possible.

#earth, #extraterrestrial-life, #mars-planet, #moon, #planets, #seasons-and-months, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #summer-season, #sun, #uranus-planet

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Fall Is Now Jam-Packed for Book Publishers. That Could Be a Problem.

Books scheduled for release this spring and summer are now on track for fall, when authors will be fighting for attention in the midst of a presidential election and an ongoing crisis.

#autumn-season, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #collins-suzanne-1962, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ferrante-elena, #grisham-john, #grove-atlantic, #harpercollins-publishers, #houghton-mifflin-harcourt, #king-stephen, #kinney-jeff-1971, #russo-kate, #scribners-charles-sons, #seasons-and-months, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #soho-press, #summer-season, #super-host-book, #university-of-chicago-press, #writing-and-writers

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With the World on Pause, Salamanders Own the Road

Traffic is down, thanks to the pandemic. That’s good news for amphibians looking to migrate safely.

#amphibians, #animal-migration, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forests-and-forestry, #frogs, #leclair-greg-researcher, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #salamanders, #seasons-and-months, #your-feed-science

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Will Warm Weather Slow Coronavirus?

It’s hard to know yet. But there are many things we can do to flatten the next wave of the contagion.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #medicine-and-health, #seasons-and-months, #weather

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Let the Sunshine In

Sunlight is not a cure for coronavirus, but it does have other benefits for mind and body.

#biorhythms, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #immune-system, #lighting, #seasons-and-months, #sleep, #sun, #sunlight, #ultraviolet-light, #vitamin-d, #vitamins

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