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Happy Earth Day

Several days ago I completed a report on a property located within an NPL site in southern California. The NPL site is contaminated primarily with trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene, as well as many other contaminants, in a plume covering around 30 square miles. Thirty miles. As many as 11 cities are impacted. Next to the property … Continue reading

A Note From the Planet
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A Note From the Planet

Hello, it’s me…your planet. I usually stay out of your politics, but things have gotten so out of hand I feel the need to communicate with you directly. My usual methods of talking to you symbolically through exploding symptoms (in the same way your body signals you with health symptoms), don’t seem to be getting … Continue reading

The Missing Issue
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The Missing Issue

Picture representing last night’s speech So at a time of melting glaciers and ice caps (those well-placed freezers that help keep us cool in the temperate middle), acidic and warming oceans, sea levels on the rise, coral reefs turning brittle and dying, depleted fish populations, global forest fires, dwindling fresh water supplies, unprecedented species annihilation, … Continue reading

Asking the Right Questions
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Asking the Right Questions

  For once I agree with republicans. Watching the latest debate (because I’m a glutton for punishment), the journalist’s questions often exposed their ridiculous desire to stir up controversy by pitting one candidate against another (e.g., asking Huckabee if Trump had the moral authority to unite the country), instead of discussing issues in detail. If … Continue reading

Book Excerpt
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Book Excerpt

This blog has been getting a little dusty, guess I should post something.  What follows is an excerpt from an environmentally focused book I’ve been trying to write, as well as a couple of pictures I’ve taken.   I was on an early morning flight to Cincinnati in a small propeller plane. It was a … Continue reading