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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 (, 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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A Blood Red Lunar Eclipse – Sept. 27-28, 2015

Last night my wife said, “Hey, did you see the eclipse?”  I had forgotten about it.  I ran outside with my camera and took a couple of shots before the moon was completely eclipsed.  A bright halo still shone on one side of the moon. I got my tripod and took a series of photos as it went through and […]

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Revised EPA Carbon Emission Regulations

Last month the Obama administration released the EPA’s revised guidelines for carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. If the new rules stand up to legal challenges it will be the first time that the U.S. has acted to start to reign in global warming.

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