Monthly Archives: March 2015

Understanding great structures

I just finished this course. I generally prefer the audio to the video because I can listen while walking, but this one needs to be video so you can see the structures. I have been watching while using the climbing … Continue reading

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Urban Waterways in Anacostia

I attended the Urban Waterways Symposium to better understand urban environmental issues. They are very different from the ones I am used to. A big difference is that the people involved do not own the land they are trying to … Continue reading

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Forest restoration

Longleaf pine restoration is the topic of articles in other parts of this magazine and I will leave the details longleaf cultivation to experts. Adding longleaf back into the forest mix encourages diversity and I want like to talk more … Continue reading

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Earth history: temporate forest ecosystems in North America

http://prism2.si.edu/Pages/SI-WideArchive.aspx I attended a symposium on temperate forests ecosystem at Smithsonian. Much of it was about earth history, deep history. When you want to look forward, it is a good idea to look back. Almost everything you can reasonably expect … Continue reading

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End of Spock

I watched Star Trek back in 1967, when it was new. Spock was my favorite character, but my thinking about Spock evolved with changes in tech. I wrote this back in 2008 – “I remember in the old Star Trek … Continue reading

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Fracking for the best reasons

I strongly in favor fracking for what I consider good environmental, economic and geopolitical reasons. Let me explain my trifecta. Start with environmental. U.S. CO2 emissions are lower than they were ten years ago, in fact lower than any time … Continue reading

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