I found this relic from the happy motoring age just off Cornelia Street in Plattsburgh, N.Y., yesterday. It'll take another decade, at least, but nature is slowly pushing the asphalt off the land at this spot. Best wishes on fighting sprawl
Saturday, July 27, 2013
It is very much a country of "no" these days, as this sign indicates. I found this one on the edge of the entrance street to a Mallwart complex in suburban Plattsburgh, N.Y., yesterday. If there was more room on the signboard, this is what it should say: Don't even try walking here because this town cares only about cars, trucks, SUVs and climate-change pollution.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
That's what business boosters have been up to in Lake Placid, N.Y., twice home to the Winter Olympic Games. On the day last week I took this photo, the air temp was 93. Back at my hotel, the Hampton Inn, the automatic lawn sprinklers were trying their best to water non-existent plants trying to get a foothold in sidewalks. Amazing the level of di
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Good video with some transcribed remarks here. I still wonder why we find it so damn hard, for starters, to simply turn off the lights.
Monday, July 22, 2013
That's the big question these days for fisheries professionals in Iowa, Nebraska and elsewhere, both so they know what works to rid the river and its tribs of the invasive Asian carp and what impact it's all having on native fish. Read about it all.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
The Platte, as you'll see in the photo accompanying this article, is now a mere series of muddy puddles. The river I remember from early spring visits to it in 1990-92 is pretty damn sad to see.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
"Lobo," of course, is another name for the Mexican Gray Wolf. Read about the illegal killing of one right here. I took this photo of a lobo at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in N.M.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Of one thing we can be sure of: The world will someday run out of producible oil. I' bet that not a single one of the half-dozen-or-so motorists that joined me in refueling this morning at a local gasoline station have any idea - any notion - of what future generations are in for. Nosiree. It's still, simply, fill-er-up and drive off. Read about the peak us situation.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Deadly derailment in Quebec underscores question: What's safer for moving oil, railroad tank cars or pipeline?
My answer would be this: Leave the petroleum in the ground where nature put it and start the shift to a society that gets along with petroleum. Read about the derailment.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
The "big boys" being ABC, CBS, NBC and so forth and so on. Apparently, Jon Stewart, star of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," understands our planet's climate and how we are trashing it better than Brian Williams, et al. Hah, hah, hah. Read Media Matters' take.
Friday, July 5, 2013
This is hardly rocket science to those who've taken the time to learn the dynamics, but was continues to amaze me is the absolute lack of action on the part of Congress to take any sort of substantive, positive action to even slow climate change. What is wrong with those people?
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Big Game Forever (BGF) is the group in question. And it, apparently, has little to no understanding of the historic role of predators (like wolves) in the ecological world of wild nature. BGF is akin to many anti-predator organizations that would wish very much if wildlife "management" in the United States was once again utilizing paid hunters and the bounty system to kill predators. Read about the alleged scam.