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For whatever reason, I have a lot of small stories about global environmental issues in my blog list so let’s do them at all at once. Between poor governance and drought, Zimbabwe’s wildlife refuge are evidently overpopulated with large mammals the nation can’t provide for and so the nation is going to sell off a […]

Tumbling Tumbleweeds

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On March 29, 2014

I know Bob Nolan and the boys long ago taught you that tumbleweeds were a charming part of the West: But in fact, tumbleweeds, actually Russian thistle, is a nasty invasive species that when combined

Drought

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On October 22, 2013

There’s no reason to think that the United States is more drought-immune than ancient societies that were destroyed by it: More than 3,200 years ago, life was abuzz in and around what is now thi

Water in the West

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On September 23, 2013
How bad is the long-term drought in the West? The enormous rains of last week in Colorado helped a lot locally, barely put a dent in the larger indicators. If you don’t believe the drought monitor, take a look at Lake Powell, a good barometer of water conditions in much of the West. By early […]
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