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Gardening The Climate Crisis

Gardening is one of the most popular activities on the planet. Whether one lives in an apartment, in a single-family home, or on a farm, local food and flower production can be satisfying on multiple levels. A garden can be … Continue reading

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Act On Climate

Every few years, interest in climate change spikes, according to internet search frequency reported by Google Trends. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5º C above pre-industrial levels … Continue reading

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Gardening In End Times

(Editor’s Note: Trish Nelson will return  from summer break next week. Thanks for all the likes, clicks, views and comments while I’ve been filling in.) I’ve been a gardener since we got married. We planted a few tomatoes near the … Continue reading

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The Clean Power Plan Is Not Killing Coal

We’ve known the 45th president seeks to eliminate regulations on the fossil fuel industry so it’s no surprise he announced his intention to modify the Clean Power Plan developed by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. The plan was announced by … Continue reading

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Irony About Climate Change In New Orleans

It is no surprise the Heartland Institute hosted a conference called “The America First Energy Conference” for climate change deniers on Aug. 7 in New Orleans. Heartland is the libertarian think tank that teamed up with Philip Morris to deny … Continue reading

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On The Comeback Trail – Asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency is not what it once was as the Trump administration finishes year two. In addition to public renunciation of the words “climate change,” combined with promotion of fossil fuels which contribute to global warming, Trump’s minions … Continue reading

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Iowa Environmental Council Weekly Water Watch

(Editor’s Note: The Iowa Environmental Council monitors harmful algae blooms throughout the state. Here’s a link to their July 20 report). Weekly Water Watch is really about this:  taking a minute to 1) see Iowa’s lakes as resource, 2) understand … Continue reading

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EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation At Risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s historic Car/SUV standards prevent six billion metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. President Trump’s EPA has not weakened the standards but clearly intends to do so. If citizens don’t defend Car/SUV greenhouse … Continue reading

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The Great American Give-Away

The Trump administration is giving away access to our public lands for discovery and exploitation of minerals and fossil fuel reserves. Conservatives and mining interests are setting a place at the table to get their share. “Trump signed a pair … Continue reading

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Act On Climate — Scary Edition

You may have seen David Wallace-Wells’ New York Magazine article titled, “The Uninhabitable Earth.” It’s a scary article with frightful truths circulating on social media. Half truths according to Michael E. Mann, director of Earth System Science Center at Penn … Continue reading

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