July, 2006

Igniting a Conservation Crusade

One of America’s best known environmental historians is an old friend from my home town of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Sam Hays is the former Dean of History at Pitt University and … Read more

Exercise for the Environment!

We have all heard it a million times: EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU! But exercising can be good for the environment too. How many times a week do you hop in your … Read more

Are we Frying our Future?

Liberals and conservatives in Los Angeles have been burning under intense record-setting heat as triple-digit temperatures covered much of the Southwest for several days. (Woodland Hills had a record-setting 119 … Read more

Wetlands and Drinking Water: A Natural Connection

When we turn on the kitchen spigot to get a drink of water, we expect to find crystal-clear, cold, pure water. A recent decision by the Supreme Court could change … Read more

Moo-ve Over Conventional Farming!

The most obvious culprits of global warming are transportation and energy, but what exactly does that mean? If we all change our light bulbs and buy a hybrid the problem … Read more

Is it possible to be energy efficient in hot summer weather?

Of course! There are several ways to save energy and keep cool during the summer. When leaving home in the morning close the blinds and curtains part way to keep … Read more