Trump Wins! The Environment Loses!

Well, America has spoken.  We chose to pay ourselves now with more fossil fuel energy production, more jobs and domestic corporate profits and push the payments for the impacts of unrestrained greenhouse gas emissions decades into the future for our children, grandchildren, and their children.  If president-elect Trump stays true to his word, and with the aid of the Republican House […]

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Clinton vs. Trump vs. The Environment

Tuesday we go to the polls to cast our ballot for President.  The environment is arguably as important as any other issue that the next President will tackle.  Will President and Congress hold onto the environmental gains in clean air and water advanced by the environmental movement over the four and a half decades since the first Earth Day and make real progress […]

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A Better Way to Garden Without Weeds

I have always gardened (and farmed), the old traditional way which begins every spring with turning the soil.  But that turns up new weed seed and I end up fighting weeds all summer long, which takes much of the joy out of gardening.  I’ve tried controlling weeds with mulch.  Originally the mulch was grass clippings.  But since I’ve never used any lawn […]

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Agribusiness Merger: The Growing Threat to Food Security

Last week Monsanto accepted a buy-out offer from A.G. Bayer.  If approved by U.S. and E.U. regulators, the combined company would produce (control) 29% of seed used for crops globally (vox.com, 9/15/16).  But it’s not just seed.  The two companies produce a wide variety of agricultural chemicals including insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides, most infamously Monsanto’s “Roundup” herbicide.  Monsanto has one of the […]

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