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Western Drought and Rising Mountains

Sea Creatures Washing Up On Northwestern Beaches

Exxon-Mobil CEO opposed fracking tower near his home

Firefly Watch, a project of The Museum of Science, Boston

Schools versus Environment in Oregon.

Microscopic plastic beads from skin care products showing up in the Great Lakes and elsewhere.

The Wall Street Journal has a nice interactive feature called Waste Lands: America's forgotten nuclear legacy that includes maps and details on the history and current status of Manhattan Project sites.

From The Guardian, a very cool article on Steward Brand, founder of The Whole Earth Catalog (and much more).

I continue my effort to downsize; please help me Get Rid of Stuff!.


The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
~Ralph Nader ~


There are more than three dozen species in the genus shared by Blazing Star. Several of those species occur in the tallgrass prairie region.

Blazing Star
Photo: Mike Habeck.

I photographed this individual at a sandy prairie remnant in northwestern Indiana, in late summer.