Today: 05.Mar.2021

John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of and The History Colorado Center in Denver sponsored a fall foliage trip from Denver to the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado with two train rides of early mountain train routes. There were three official tour guides with lots of historical information. The tour guests were invited to add historical and geological information. John Shanahan added information mainly for Pueblo. This city was very important in the development of the west and in contributing to the war effort in WW II. Pueblo did this through energy from coal and steel production. In the United States steel production and use of coal has become very unpopular by groups working to stop use of fossil fuels and heavy industry like steel manufacturing.. They want that done out of sight and care less about environmental impact in Asia. The dominant thinking in Colorado in the Front Range cities is to stop use of fossil fuels and use instead wind and solar energy, a solution that doesn't work for Colorado and most of the world. In preparing this presentation, John Shanahan included important events in Pueblo related to this energy struggle. We hope you enjoy this photo essay about the history of Colorado and its mountain and biological beauty.

Published in USA

Internet stories, Gene Cramer: Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained: Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. We were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.

Published in People - 7 - Americas

John Haldon, Professor of European History, Princeton, University: Grasping the challenges that climate change presents and evolving appropriate policies that promote and support mitigation and adaptation requires not only an understanding of the science and the contemporary politics, but also an understanding of the history of the societies affected and in particular of their cultural logic.

Published in Germany

Associated Press: Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call "by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found." The skeleton dates back 3.6 million years. Its discovery is expected to help researchers better understand the human ancestor's appearance and movement. "Not only is Africa the storehouse of the ancient fossil heritage for people the world over, it was also the wellspring of everything that makes us human, including our technological prowess, our artistic ability and our supreme intellect,"

Published in People - B - Evolution