Reimagine waste: Capturing and reusing carbon to build a better world

If something is not bigger, more expensive, shinier, full of greater functionality and more expensive, it is just not new enough, not good enough. This is a flawed perspective. 

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For and by the people

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.If you watch your local news, then you have a greater chance of learning what your state legislature is doing than someone who watches a cable news channel. However, both the local station’s coverage and the local newspaper are going to deliver old news. By the time you find out, something important could have happened to move a bill along or you may have missed a public hearing.There are easier ways to learn what is going on in the legislature than hanging out in the capitol building and attending floor sessions, and these take ...

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Reimagine waste: Creative perspectives

Following Earth Week, the 51st Earth Day, and my 45th birthday, I had an idea for a series of articles that we are launching this week, called “reimagine waste.”

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Farmshed’s Growing Collective to hold 7th annual plant sale

The Growing Collective is a group of gardeners that work together to grow seedlings for their own garden, plus extra plants to sell to the public as a fundraiser for Farmshed.

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May 26th brings us a total eclipse of the moon

From 6:11 AM to 6:26 AM Central DaylightTime on that date (mark your calendar!) the moon will be completely in Earth’s total shadow (known as the “umbra,” Latin for “shadow.”

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Early spring gardening

The freezer is emptying out and the jars of fruits and vegetables, jams and sauces are looking mighty thin in the pantry. Luckily, it’s time to gear up for another garden season and start the process of planting, tending, harvesting and preserving all over again.

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New regulations carry the promise of under-enforcement

This lack of enforcement is nothing new. The big difference in the circumstance of the mask mandate is that the decision not to enforce was politically motivated.

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The fascinating hobby of Moon study: Part 2

In my earlier article about the Moon, I suggested viewing the full Moon with binoculars as it rises in the east. That has been an especially awesome experience for me and I recommend it to others who may wish to learn more about the Moon.

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Go vegan for Earth Week

My alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has long celebrated not just Earth Day, but Earth Week on its campus. I too celebrate Earth Week, and honestly attempt to do right by the planet everyday. While we need far more than the actions of individuals to tackle problems such as climate change, some individual actions really do make a difference. One of the most impactful is to adopt a plant-based diet.

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Nuclear weapons are now illegal

Most of the world agrees with these two former national leaders on opposite sides of the Cold War. On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons became international law. Nuclear weapons are now illegal. Nations who possess, threaten to use, or use these weapons of mass destruction will be outlaws. This is a big step toward abolishing them altogether.

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