Fascinating read here: rural mortality rates in the U.S. are higher than in urban areas, Republican policies and COVID are two of the reasons…

From Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-in-rural-areas-die-at-higher-rates-than-those-in-urban-areas/? MAGA, no Medicaid expansion, obesity, anti-vax, car accidents, heart disease, cancer, gun deaths, drive less exercise more

If you cared about the Earth when you lived you can continue caring about the Earth (and future generations) when you die, by being composted…

From US Funerals Online: https://www.us-funerals.com/human-composting-as-a-new-death-care-alternative-a-guide-to-nor/#.Y3-ExC-B0go lower carbon footprint, don't take up valuable real estate, give back to the Earth, nourish plants

Why we need more prescribed burns on our public lands, and a reminder that they rarely do more harm than good…

From Inside Climate News: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11102022/forest-service-prescribed-burn-pause/? prescribed burns vital, climate change worse than anything, forest health, logging can make things worse, Forest Service, New Mexico

A good read here on how our flooding in June exacerbated Montana’s affordable housing crisis, featuring Carbon County’s Fromberg (Gov. Gianforte might do well to read it)…

From High Country News: https://www.hcn.org/articles/north-housing-when-a-housing-crisis-meets-a-megaflood? man-caused climate change, workforce housing, absent state leadership, Livingston, Clark's Fork, Red Lodge