Iceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback

In a normal October, the Radisson BLU Saga Hotel in Reykjavik would be buzzing with tourists hoping for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, business travelers in town for trade fairs, honeymooners gearing up for a tour of Iceland’s waterfalls and geothermal spas. This year, of course, things are very different. “It’s surreal,” said Ingibjorg…

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My Quest for Sadness

It was a gray early spring day just west of Cleveland, where my husband and I had driven from New York City to say goodbye to his dying aunt. My sister-in-law and our niece and nephew joined us at the hospice facility where Aunt Linda was already being administered palliative care. Aunt Linda was mostly…

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Illinois research links soil nitrogen levels to corn yield and nitrogen losses

URBANA, Ill. – What exactly is the relationship between soil nitrogen, corn yield, and nitrogen loss? Most farmers would be forgiven for assuming a straightforward linear relationship: more nitrogen, more grain yield, and maybe, more loss. That’s the assumption many nitrogen management models are based on, but it turns out there’s very little published science…

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