Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon – What Could Go Wrong?

2018-05-17T13:37:07+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Business and Environment, Nature|

I am camped on the Colorado outside of Moab, Utah. The river winds past willows just a few feet from my tent reflecting the red rock canyons. Unfortunately, I learned too late that across the river and upstream several hundred yards is a radioactive uranium mining tailings dump. The [...]

Slow Earthwalking

2018-04-28T23:01:15+00:00 April 28th, 2018|A Good Day, Nature|

I am on a desert walkabout. Places like Hovenweep, Canyons of the Ancients, Arches, Great Sands, Chaco. I try not to hike the main trails. It’s not that I don’t like the sights. It’s that I don’t like lots of people. Not personally. Just en masse. It’s the back [...]

Lars

2018-03-29T17:50:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Energy Policy, Nature, Reasons for Acting|

Shaking hands with him is like shaking hands with a tree. Sixty years of hauling nets make his thumbs as big as my wrists. The building smells of fish. Forty years of fish. Fish from another era, one where men actually worked for a living. Did physical labor like [...]

Environmental Messaging – Carl Sagan (Dust Mote) – Per Espen Stoknes (The Living Air)

2018-02-20T16:56:18+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, Nature|

Climate and the environment shouldn’t be political issues, but they are. Conservatives are more skeptical, and the current administration, as well as local politicians, are doing immense damage to renewable energy and the climate. As a result, many people are trying to figure out how to move the needle [...]

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