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Shadowed Pathways

I have long been troubled by the mounting scientific evidence warning of enormous and unprecedented ecological threats presented by global warming.  Now we see the very beginnings of the predicted …

A Nation of Slugs and Couch Potatoes

Ding Darling, the founder of National Wildlife Federation would often say, “ten thousand stallions unconnected cannot move a baby carriage.”  Darling was a movement builder who believed in the power …

A Matter of Perspective

After waiting some time for a mechanical repair to be made to our airplane, the pilot came on the intercom and put our frustrations in perspective, “folks, it’s far better …

Barring a Miracle, Extinctions are Forever

June 1963: A thirteen-year old boy stood stunned and disheartened on a Lake Erie beach. Once inviting beaches were blackened by slime and littered with decomposing fishes, broken bottles and …

Why Can’t We All be More like Pennsylvania?

Last month, the EPA put out a list of the Top 10 College and University Green Power Partners. These are schools replacing significant portions of the electricity they use with …

Kids and Wildlife – A Perfect Big Screen Combination

As a young boy, my two brothers and I spent much of our free time playing in a forested area called Fox Ridge twelve miles north of Pittsburgh. It was …

Vending Misers Cut Carbon

Tufts University is one of several campuses and schools that use devices called “Vending Misers” to conserve energy associated with vending machines across campus. There are several manufacturers of the …

What Do You See?

If you could look into a crystal ball and see the future of energy production in America, what do you think you would see? When you look five years…20 years…50 …

Smith Cuts CO2 50 Percent

Smith College is in the process of replacing 60-year-old boilers with a single turbine engine co-generation plant. It is expected to pay for itself within six years and cut campus …

March Madness

That’s the only way to describe what’s happening in Washington right now when it comes to the Arctic Refuge. Who’s playing? Led by team captain Ted Stevens, a veteran player …

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