Environment Category

Ant-i-mimetic

It’s that special time of the year again here. Unlike some parts of this country, we are still deep in the heat of summer.  It has been in the high 90’s (F) for the past few weeks, relentlessly. And with dry summer heat in good ole SoCal, comes: ants. We are being swarmed.  First we […]

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Slimed

Now, even though you all know I am a vegan (right?)  … This is not to discuss the merits or drawbacks of an omnivorous or herbivorous diet. But what do we (in the royal sense) think of this? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/09/pink-slime-goes-back-to-school.html Here is my take. First of all, the name says something to me.  Do we really […]

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Out of energy

Our ‘wonderful’ local electric utility company has a new plan to save us money.  They pick one four-hour period per month and make that a ‘power off’ time.  To join the program and get savings (the estimate doesn’t sound like much), you agree to turn off every electrical appliance that you can for that four […]

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Let’s put brain cells on this

The new IPCC report on climate change is due out in September.  This week the maintstream media shared a preview of its findings, which will also be found on its homepage.  You can read this Politico summary right now. I don’t need to say too much about the issue of climate change itself.  It is […]

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Loaves and wishes

If I had my druthers, I would exist on nothing but bread and chocolate.  But, because I try to keep my weight in check and teeth in my mouth, I have forced myself to give up both. Yesterday, I heard about a plan to solve two problems at once:  help feed the globe, as its […]

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