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Environment

JUST SAY “NO!”

Ahhhhh! The mainstream is finally catching on! A golden ray of hope this morning from the New York Times, in which Bob found the article “Water, Water Everywhere, but Guilt by the Bottleful.” In the last few months, bottled water — generally considered a benign, even beneficial, product — has been increasingly portrayed as an […]

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Environment

RIGHT-SIZING

I pulled the huge (93-gallon) green trash cart to the curb this morning, well aware this would be the last time. Today is the day the Denton Solid Waste Department replaces it with their smallest trash cart. The reduction in service will save us a whopping $33 per year. Also, we’ll be able to join […]

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Environment

THE DAY AFTER GROUNDHOG DAY

How much louder can we get? Those of us who do believe in Global Warming are at wits end to turn the tide of a train wreck which could render planet Earth uninhabitable. One of today’s top stories, aptly titled “We face disaster without drastic action” warns: Without action, global warming will deliver catastrophic change […]

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Environment Nicaragua

TAKING OUT THE GARBAGE

One of the things we like about Little Corn Island is the fact that we don’t have many institutions here. We don’t have a hospital, a bank, elected officials, or a police force. When a decision needs to be made, the business owners get together and make it. We have a school, a doctor, and […]