Who needs concrete, billboards, and Homeland Security? Sometimes it helps to get out of the manufactured world and sit in nature a while — find a wild spot, just sit down, and observe.
The Dirt on Biodiesel
Daniel Duart’s article [“Liquid Solar,” Summer 2002] on the use of biodiesel crops raises a question about fuel cycles, or chains. Because soil loss has been a major problem in North America for over 100 years, the real prospects for practical large-scale bio-fuels cycles will be limited. Take, for example, the… Read more »
If you believe what the US Forest Service interrogators first said, Terry Lynn Barton started this summer’s big fire in Colorado’s Pike National Forest by burning a letter from her estranged husband.
In 1994, the U.S. Army abandoned its base in San Francisco’s Presidio. In the aftermath, local politicians fought for additional housing, businesses sought retail space, and environmentalists argued for the restoration of sand dunes and wetlands that once covered the area.
Monsanto is pushing to get marketing approval for herbicide-resistant, genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready wheat — despite widespread farmer protests that GE wheat from open-air test plots could cross-breed with normal wheat.