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Alarm Bells

Take the recently issued United Nations report on global climate change and combine it with the new study suggesting that the Atlantic circulation system is showing signs of slowing and there is much to worry about. Not that a lot of this is new news but the degree to...
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Stop, look, and really see.

I’m several years into the conversion of my yard to a more native plant-dominant landscape and the changes have been profound. Partly driven by being home more with remote working, but partly due to being more consciously mindful of my surroundings, I have been struck...
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A Fork in the Road

In the strange red light of a dawn colored by the smoke of the fires raging in the American west, I read of towns in Utah freezing development because there is no more water to service new homes and businesses. Yeah, I said Utah, hardly a refuge for land use...
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Refreshed

Last week marked the post-Covid resumption of much-missed extended family visits. My house was again busting at the seams with siblings, their children, and their children as well. Back again were the sounds of laughter and lighthearted chatter that mark the joy that...
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Gut Punch

Everything about this past weekend was exactly what you would expect for typical early summer; days filled with yard work and preparations for the eagerly anticipated resumption of family visits interrupted by a year of Covid isolation. Everything was as expected for...
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It Matters

It matters who is in charge. Just yesterday I was giving a history of the creation of the Cape and Islands Water Protection Fund to a reporter and cited the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce as the earliest, most reliable, and most effective ally the environmental...