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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jun 2nd, 2015

No one likes pests:  mosquitoes at your barbeque, termites in your basement, caterpillars on your garden vegetables and field crops.  In the past 70 years, the chemical industry has developed...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu May 28th, 2015

I’ve been recycling since I was in grade school in the late 1950s. As a school project, we collected and sorted newspapers and magazines.  In college, we recycled aluminum cans....

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu May 28th, 2015

Lots of folks don’t understand the value of small wetlands and ponds.  When I lived in upstate New York, land developers hated wetlands because they reduced the housing density they...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun May 17th, 2015

Sometimes environmentalists get accused of being against everything, so it’s important to speak out when the science suggests that a new technology is not obviously harmful to the environment.  Right...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sat May 9th, 2015

May 10- Recently, when I saw the driver of an SUV pitch a soda can out the window, I wondered “how many cans would he need to recycle each day...

by Tonia Shoumatoff in Environment
Sat May 9th, 2015

“You must have the bird in your heart before you can find it in the bush.”
                         John...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon May 4th, 2015

Toxic groundwater, massive fish-kills, and thinning ozone. What is the common link between these environmental problems?  The answer may be too much nitrogen in the environment--produced and distributed worldwide as...

by Carola Lott in Environment
Tue Apr 28th, 2015

Food and water needed by billions
says expert at Cary; it’s serious    
On April 24 Rosamond Naylor, Stanford University professor and director of the Center on...

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