Environment


WATER IS LIFE – Part 1

We take a lot of things for granted in life. Our car will always start, our dogs will always love us and the water we drink will always be clean. Like all these assumptions, nothing is guaranteed. Much like the adoration of our pets or the dependability of our vehicles, the quality of our water critically depends on the care we take for protecting the things we love and depend on the most.When we turn on the faucet to fill a glass of water or sip from a drinking fountain, we have a reasonable expectation the water is safe. This blind trust is mostly due to the protecti...

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MAKING THE WORLD WORK FOR EVERYONE – A PALE BLUE DOT PART III

Planet Earth from a distance of 4 billion miles. Photo by Voyager I. Source: NASA/JPL Feb. 1990 (Just below middle of page in orange/brown color band on right)Matthew 6:28-33 “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?Therefore take ...

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WHAT DOES FUTURE HOLD FOR POPULAR FISH IN WISCONSIN?

Temperatures in Wisconsin lakes have been rising steadily over the past several years. This presents serious consequences for the fish population.Frank Pratt, retired DNR fisheries biologist, and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, hosted by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, will hold a series of presentations throughout central Wisconsin to discuss the phenomenon. Events will be held on the following dates and locations: February 26, 7 p.m., UW Center for Civic Engagement, Wausau February 27, 6:30 pm, Mead Wildlife Center, Milladore February 28, 6 ...

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OUR CHERISHED FISH

Despite the fact that scientists from around the world warn us, almost daily now, that we are witnessing the unraveling of the climate we depend on, their message hasn't turned our heads in sharp alarm. If you're thirty or less you might have an excuse because it's been that long since we've had a year with normal temperatures.The earth is heating up. But for the rest of us, well, we just ought to know better. We sure didn't grow up in Wisconsin with regular winter rains, or growing seasons that went past Labor Day weekend. Now we're eating fresh tomatoes from our ...

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WISCONSIN’S FISH ARE IN HOT WATER


Prominent Toxicologist Interviewed on 1230 WXCO Regarding Riverside Park & Thomas Street (Audio)

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http://cleanwausau.com/full-interview-of-stephen-lester-toxicologist-on-wxco-audio/

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Mini-Documentary: Letter from Prominent Toxicologist to Wausau Environmentalist Group (Video)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoZ4AEc77QY

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Harvard-Trained Toxicologist, Stephen Lester, Critiques State DHS Dioxin Assessment of Riverside Park & Thomas St. Neighborhood

Letter from Toxicologist, Stephen Lester
VIEW MORE INFORMATION ON THE CITIZENS FOR A CLEAN WAUSAU GROUP'S WEBSITE, CLEANWAUSAU.COMINFORMATION ON STEPHEN LESTERBiographical Source Information Courtesy of CHEJ• Master of Science degree in Toxicology from Harvard University• Second Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from New York University (NYU)• Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from American University• Mr. Lester has served on numerous scientific advisory and peer review committees including those of the Natural Resource Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the ...

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Think Outside the Oil Barrel

Many of the world's best scientists just released their latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, their thrust? To continue to rely on fossil fuels is to invite incalculable disaster. Considering the reputation past IPCC reports have earned as much too conservative this one is so alarming then that we ought to rush out with arms opened wide to embrace renewable energy and other sustainable technologies like electric cars.We should exuberantly grow our own food, gladly reduce the amount of meat in our diets and when possible buy locally sourced ...

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Why Care about the Environment?

“Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -man- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.” Rachel Carson author of Silent Spring“These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and, instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar.” John MuirIn 1969 the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught fire. There was so much oil and flammable chemicals floating on the river that it could burn. I saw this river ...

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