Category Archives: Nature

Will 2015 bring legalization of hemp?

2012 and 2014 brought hemp closer to federal legalization. Will 2015 be the year it finally happens? Continue reading

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Are Geoengineering Proposals EcoOptimistic?

They’re very seductive – proposed solutions to climate disruption that don’t involve carbon fees or changing our modern comforts and habits. Continue reading

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Does An Environmentalist Have To Be a Treehugger?

Am I biophilically challenged? And does that diminish my eco cred? Continue reading

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Nature Bats Last and Owns the Stadium

The revenge of Hetch Hetchy? 100 years later maybe nature is sending us a message. Continue reading

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Nature Unnaturally: Wrongest Product Awards nominees dropped from the sky

On the return flight from an eco conference in Mexico City, I found some, uh, interesting ways to reincorporate nature in our lives. Continue reading

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The Nature of Nature

Are the things we build – the “modifications” to “physical geography” as one of the first ecologists put it in 1864 – unnatural? Does the fact that they are built by people automatically mean they are not a part of nature? Continue reading

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The Bee-cautionary Principle

I go on at times about the significance of the precautionary principle, the idea that “if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus … Continue reading

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Of Slugs and Solutions

Bear with me through a somewhat circuitous train of thought here. It starts unfortunately, since we’re all pretty much politicked out, with the second presidential debate. I promise, though, the topic isn’t politics. Politicians love to shift topics when faced … Continue reading

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Planets Are People, My Friends

If animals, rivers, forests and corporations can have legal rights, why not the planet? Would that, in effect, lay the economic and legal groundwork for solving environmental issues? Continue reading

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