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

The New Normal

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As the flood waters around my current hometown begin to recede, I find myself reflecting on what the media likes to call “extreme weather.” Growing up in the Chicago area in the 70s and 80s, we could generally count on … Continued

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