What Gives You the Right to Keep Me Healthy?

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That is the question posed by many Americans who are fired up and joining the movement by some local, state and federal officials to attack environmental regulations.  The rhetoric fueling the fire: the government needs to step off; capitalism can handle … Continued

If Only There Were More Lobbyists

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Has environmental energy policy become conservative policy? I bet you’re thinking: of course this blogger will say yes to that question – she writes an environmental blog; she has an agenda. And well, you’re right on both counts: I DO … Continued

You disgust me; let’s talk!

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Conservatives and liberals can agree on one thing: our country is divided . . . and it’s the other guys’ fault.  In speaking about the moral disparities that fuel our political divide, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt said, “Our righteous minds … Continued

Clean Converting

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The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. So, when you start that car, you are not “creating” energy, you are “converting” … Continued

The Spoils of Food Waste

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Some of you may remember being shamed into finishing your dinner because there are starving children in Africa.  It apparently worked a little; we wasted HALF as much food in the 1970s than we do today (National Institutes of Health).  So, … Continued

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