Risks of Nuclear War Increase

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Comment to Prevent Recreational Shooting in Wilderness Areas in Colorado

Here is where to comment.  http://www.sportshootingpartners.org/commentform.  Here is an article about shooting:  http://www.dailycamera.com/science_columnists/ci_31556286/recreational-shooting-colorado-wilderness-areas.  Given the reckless acts of some shooters, I oppose recreational shooting in the national forests.  Map alternative  4 would prevent recreational shooting in national forests. Lead is spread into the ecosystem.  Trees are blasted down.  Bullets go near  hikers, students, cars, homes and school […]

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Deforestation Stops the “Biotic Pump” that Suck Moist Air in from Oceans

“Clearing Forests May Transform Local and Global Climate”  “The ‘biotic pump’ theory argues that natural forests act as a “pump” that draws moisture inland.  condensation, rather than temperature differential, is a primary driver of weather….” “Here’s a snapshot of the concept: The concentration of trees in wooded areas means a high rate of transpiration. This moist […]

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Trump EPA Considers Approving Bee-killing Pesticide

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will consider allowing the bee-killing pesticide thiamethoxam to be sprayed on the most widely grown crops in the U.S. The application, if approved, would allow the highly toxic pesticide to be sprayed directly on 165 million acres of wheat, barley, corn, sorghum, alfalfa, rice and potato.”  https://www.ecowatch.com/syngenta-neonicotinoids-2518688773.html

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Doug Peacock on Saving Grizzly Bears and the Need to Act

Doug Peacock writes about the need to save bears and wild places.  He coauthored a letter to delay the hunting of grizzly bears.  He shot a brief film about a young bear  playing with ice on a spring pond, pushing the ice chunks down, then watching them pop back up. He is pushing to get […]

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Great Dylan Thomas Play in Boulder today at 2pm

“Under Milk Wood”.  The language is neat.  Try to get there early so you can sit in the front.  That way you will hear all of the interesting words.  It describes a day in the life of a small Welsh town long ago.  It reminds me of “Our Town”.  It describes everything: romance, squabbles, eating, […]

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Encountered a Moose and a Meteor While Hiking

Friends led me on a hike up the north side of a  local  9,000 foot high mountain last Sunday.  We scrambled over downed trunks from an earlier forest fire.  It was comforting to regularly encounter cairns on the way up.  Dave was a few hundred feet ahead as we hiked down a trail in the […]

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Democrats Need to Work for their Base, not the 1 %

New “Autopsy” report says that Democrats need to focus on helping working people (white, black and  brown) people and young people, Not on favors  for Wall Street, hedge funds,  big Pharma, health insurance companies, and huge corporations.  The “Clinton-Obama crowd tilted the action away from the party’s core voter blocs—labor, people of color, and young […]

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History of Cover-up of Fracking’s Harm to Health

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16112017/fracking-chemicals-safety-epa-health-risks-water-bush-cheney?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialHistory of

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Lawsuit against Oil and Coal over Climate Breakdown

Five California cites have sued the oil, gas, and coal companies. 50% of the climate breakdown and 30 % of the sea level rise is due to these fossil fuel fools. www.ucsusa.org/fa17-first-principles#.WgYZQFtSzct   www.ucsusa.org/fa17-ideas-in-action#.WgYZ6ltSzcs

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