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Recent Research on Toxoplasmosis and Cats


I like cats.  Not as much as I like dogs, but then I don’t have to walk my cat.  Besides, community regulations frown on any dog bigger than a cat.  You’ve got to go along to get along.  Nevertheless, I’m … Continue reading

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How do they put the mountain top back on after they cut it off?


Mountain Topping:  An alternative mining technique to digging into a mountain to extract valuable ores.  Rather than tunnel, the mountain top is scraped to reveal buried ore. Cutting through successive thin layers efficiently exposes the ore while the mountain top … Continue reading

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Fresh water becoming more expensive than oil


 It passes under the radar but it is more important than the end of oil reserves and more important.  Water is being used to “frack” shale to recover natural  gas and oil.  Agricultural riparian rights have made the delta of … Continue reading

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How the Internet May Save the Amazon


May the worms not win The Amazon region of Brazil is beset with conflicting isometrically opposed pressures .  There is the vast, unimaginable forest hiding untold secrets under an ocean of green.  This is patrimony.  This ocean is being eaten away, … Continue reading

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For Profit Corporations with a Social Conscience Focus


There Is a Way! Beyond the Big, Bad Corporation New corporate models focus on ownership, governance, sustainability and social benefit. May 21, 2012  |  Tara Lohan  As our political system sputters, a wave of innovative thinking and bold experimentation is quietly … Continue reading

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Question: Is Free Will Free?


I’ve read Scientific American for over xx years.  Long enough to remember when it was a hard read for a 13 year old.  SciAm has become a lot more accessible over the years and so it should.  I also remember … Continue reading

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U.S Intelligence: Looming Water Wars Will Add to Global Insecurity


  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owens_Lake  This once bountiful lake dating to 12,000 years ago is the “sacrificial lamb” that, since 1913, has been diverted to feed the needs of Los Angeles, an otherwise desert community.  It is, in microcosm, a vision of our … Continue reading

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Zé Claudio Ribeiro da Silva: Dead in Fight to Save Amazon


This is a testament to a tree hugger and his wife.  A couple whose lives ended for informing on lumber interests that must cut down the forest and move on.  Who informed on the cattle interests who converted the clear … Continue reading

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Belo Monte: Children of the Xingu


  These are the children of the Xingu River. These are the faces that may be displaced as the Belo Monte dam floods the land and people behind the dam. Perhaps you would like to send them a picture of … Continue reading

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Myth and History of “Tree Hugging”


Show the slight­est bit of con­cern for the en­vi­ron­ment and you get la­beled a tree hug­ger. That’s what poor Newt Gin­grich has been deal­ing with re­cently, as the other pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates at­tack his con­ser­v­a­tive cre­den­tials for hav­ing once ap­peared in an ad with Nancy … Continue reading

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