There is Money to be Made in Environmental Restoration

This is music to my ears. A new report is out that shows the investment opportunities in environmental restoration. This is so important to me because when I sit across from a representative of a municipality or a private business, trying to explain to them the importance of stream restoration, forest protection, or land preservation, … Continue reading There is Money to be Made in Environmental Restoration

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Searching for Conservation in the Man-made: Lab-grown Meat

As we continue to use more of the world's space and resources, there comes a time when it is necessary to start thinking about alternative ways of doing things. Some of these ideas can seem unnatural or other-worldly, but when looking towards the future, it is important to understand the potential environmental benefits of mad-made … Continue reading Searching for Conservation in the Man-made: Lab-grown Meat

My Portland Hipster Vacation

When I told people about my plans for a short trip to Portland, OR many were convinced I’d want to make the city my new home. As Portland is the mecca for environmental progressivism, being one of the greenest cities in the United States, I can understand why people would fear I would never return. Right … Continue reading My Portland Hipster Vacation

Nature’s Delicate Balance

Recently I came across the art of Stone Balancing. I’ve seen this practice before along nature trails, but nothing as brilliant as the work of Michael Grab. Watching him put these structures together is fascinating, and you can see that it takes an extreme amount of patience and intuition to balance the rocks perfectly. It … Continue reading Nature’s Delicate Balance

Sewer Systems: Not just for Ninja Turtles

The availability of clean water is essential to support the health and economy of every nation in the world. A major source of water pollution is the failing infrastructure we use to control and maintain the water we use. Hidden beneath cities is an underground maze of pipes and tunnels that not only carries the … Continue reading Sewer Systems: Not just for Ninja Turtles

Environmentalism Inspired by Dr. Seuss

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” –Dr. Seuss The Lorax In honor of the Great Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and the opening of the movie “The Lorax” I begin my post with a quote from Dr. Seuss’s famous environmental book “The Lorax”. Over 40 years … Continue reading Environmentalism Inspired by Dr. Seuss

Frack Attack

With most introductions to the newest trend in “clean energy” the public response is explosive. In the Midwest we are seeing this with hydrologic fracturing (or “fracking”), a process used to extract natural gas from deep in the ground. Pictured right is a shale map from U.S. Energy Information Administration. With nationwide reports of water … Continue reading Frack Attack