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Quick Tips For Saving More Electricity Looking for some easy ways to keep that meter from spinning so quickly? Here are some small things that we all can do to save those kilowatts in your grow room.
Hidden down in the basement, we read by the light of the smallest-watt bulb we can get by with. The newspapers and farm bulletins are using terms like "second Dust Bowl," and "catastrophic drought" to describe what's happening to Midwest farm states.  The first Dust Bowl happened in the 1930's,…
Every war has its unlikely soldiers. There’s my retired neighbor again- the one I wrote about before. His wife died of cancer, and then his golden retriever died of cancer. I feel really bad for him, he’s so alone, and in his loneliness...he’s at war. It’s wartime right now in…
When you’re a journalist, a free upgrade to a first-class airplane seat is more than just an unearned opportunity to enjoy cushy seats, more legroom, and sumptuous meals. What I really enjoy is sitting next to high-powered rich people, with whom I employ my journalistic persona: smile a lot, affirm…
Springtime in the suburbs. Here’s how my suburb came to exist… A farmer and his family grew corn, greens, and alfalfa here for six generations. Until 19 years ago, the rains came reliably in the right amounts and times so his crops grew fine. Then the rains went away and…
Daksha once lived in what she describes as a paradise in India. Then came the Indian government, hydroelectric dam builders, mineral prospectors, mining companies and soldiers. Now living in the west, exiled from her beloved homeland, Daksha says the movie Avatar reminds her of what’s happening to India.
Jake was the older, bigger kid in my neighborhood, the guy we feared because he was a vicious bully. He’d knock you off your bicycle, steal your lunch money, and throw water balloons filled with pee at you.
Over a year later, British Petroleum's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst in US history, continues to wreak havoc. The problems are many - human health, fish stocks, lack of compensation, destroyed local business - to name a few. Meanwhile, the US congress hasn’t changed a single law concerning…
Extreme threats require extreme measures – especially when it comes to climate change. If it’s left unabated, we might have no other choice but to remedy increased global warming with schemes that attempt to manipulate the environment in ways that could lower Earth’s temperatures – it is called “geo-engineering.” Let’s…
“One thing is clear: the era of easy oil is over. What we all do next will determine how well we meet the energy needs of the entire world in this century and beyond.” – David J. O’Reilly, Chairman & CEO of Chevron.
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