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Inflation, food, and climate change

Around the world, agricultural areas are getting too much heat, too much rainfall, or both. These factors are fueling inflation, creating scarcity, and increasing costs of production. Flooding …

Summer vacations in the age of climate change

Summer vacations have long been a source of excitement and adventure. Traveling to a destination away from home provides many experiences and memories to be cherished for a lifetime. In the age …

Save money – pollinate your yards and gardens

One of the best benefits of warmer weather is spending it with family and friends outside in the yard. Having an immaculate grass yard and garden, however, can be a taxing battle with nature.  …

PAWS: Where the wild things heal

An eagle flies over your head. You see a heron fishing in a pond. You notice a fawn peeking at you through some bushes with big glassy eyes. These and many other experiences are common with …

More power to you

Soon, you may be using batteries to create your own microgrid to keep the power running in an emergency while lowering your energy bill the rest of the time. Best of all, you may be able to have …

Forever cemeteries: The case for recycling

Toss it, bury it, or burn it. Human history has remained constant in our history of getting rid of our garbage. While solid waste removal has improved over the years, change is inevitable and …

The true cost of oil | Earth Matters

In 2024, energy costs will be a major political topic. The United States set records last year for the extraction of both oil and natural gas. Our country produced a greater volume than we used. …

Peace on Earth denied for 2023 | Earth Matters

This year will be remembered as the first year the average global temperature exceeded the Paris Accord goal of an increase of only 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels. High temperatures, more …

Mining: Lots of energy, water, and rock | Earth Matters

During the Christmas holiday season last year, over $900 million was spent on gifts in our country. Most of those gifts had one thing in common: mining. When we purchase a product for others or …

Harvest time: Thank our farmers | Earth Matters

Thank you, local farmers. Thank you for the fresh food you supplied to our grocery stores and local markets. Thank you for providing what you could to local food banks. Of all the things that are …

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