350 parts per million may sound like an arbitrary answer to a science experiment, but to many scientists 350ppm may be the most important answer to the world’s most important scientific problem—global warming. 350ppm is what climate experts have figured to be the safest limit of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere. Currently levels of CO2 are figured to be around 388ppm and continuing to rise. This February join Ann Arbor’s chapter of 350.org and take the Winter Climate Pledge to help lower carbon emissions. Active steps to lower carbon levels may be as big as insulating the walls in your home or as menial as walking to the grocery store. By filling out a simple pledge form on the website and sending it in, you will be motivated to put your pledge into action. To find out more about what you can do to join the 350 movement visit www.aa350.org
The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered
While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.
There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status. Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to
Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.