Category Archives: water

Support Your Local Dead Zone?

It’s that time of year when farmers’ markets and roadside produce stands are popping up all over.  I like to go to the Bethesda Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings to scope out the products and farmers.  And I like that … Continue reading

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Save the Dandelions

Society evolves, albeit sometimes slowly.  I am 49 years old.  There are things happening now that I would not have predicted when I was young.  Aside from the fact that gasoline is unleaded, DDT is banned, and there is more … Continue reading

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Scott Fights Scotts

There’s a creek that runs through my neighborhood.  I walk it frequently.  I consider myself the unofficial keeper of this creek, as I uproot invasive mustard plants and pick up dozens of bags of trash along a mile stretch of the … Continue reading

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A Long Unicycle Ride

One of the bright spots these past few years for the environment has been the awareness and change towards saving seafood species. Greenpeace deserves a ton of credit for this.  Since recently launching their seafood sustainability ratings of retailers, they … Continue reading

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On Tap

I was in DC a few weeks ago and saw this truck.  It made me think about how we in the US have been duped by corporate interests into thinking that tap water is unsafe.  I don’t think people realize how … Continue reading

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The Absence of Negatives

A reporter recently called to ask me about the recent Stanford study which claimed that organic foods are not more nutritious than conventional foods.  I told him that while there have been studies indicating that organic foods are more nutritious … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Tides

This story headline [“One billion cans of certified- sustainable tuna heading to supermarket shelves“] recently came across my inbox.  Many large conventional retailers have also started to support sustainable seafood. A shout-out goes to Greenpeace, who really spearheaded this effort … Continue reading

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