Ding, Dong, Deely’s Dead

Cracking open the champagne at Calaveras Lake in San Antonio, Texas, to celebrate: One more lung-clogging, brain-poisoning, planet-heating coal plant is dead. … And Happy New Year! Via NEWS4SA: SAN […]

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USDA Putting ‘Mmmmmm’ in GMO

Proposal Replaces ‘GMO’ with ‘Bioengineered’ on Labels, but USDA Asking Public for a Definition. Andrea Germanos The public comment period is now open on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s just […]

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World Water Day: Taking ‘Waste’ out of Wastewater

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories. Every year on March 22, the United Nations observes World Water Day to highlight the global […]

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Trump Attack Shames the Mentally Ill

This is not about Donald Trump. It’s about the language we use talking about mental illness. It’s been a long, ugly march out of the “madhouses” of American history. But […]

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Herbal Medics to lead Standing Rock Med Clinic

San Antonio-based Herbal Medics, an outgrowth of The Human Path survival-skills school run by Sam Coffman, a former U.S. Special Forces Medic, has been tapped to develop and lead operations of […]

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Lone Star Green: Global warming driving ‘neglected’ tropical diseases our way

The deadliest creatures on the planet don’t consume their prey outright. They sip them. These stealthy meals are hardly felt at all—until the itch sets in. Then you know: Mosquito. […]

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Healing Depressions: Considering the Facsimiles of Possibilities

It was one of those Facebook reminders. “Three years ago today…” The time capsule I had unwittingly left myself was an enthusiastic message of wide-open spaces, creativity, optimism. It had […]

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Laboring Within a ‘World of Wounds’

One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. — Aldo Leopold I recently received a review copy of a book […]

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‘After Depression’ Takes on Mental Illness Stigma

“Depression advances along a million unique tracks shrouded behind a gallery of distortions,” opens ‘After Depression,’ my new book about mental illness and the burgeoning world of magnet-based brain therapies. “It […]

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Selfish Monologue: On Reassessing Committments & Refining Attentions

Yesterday, I sent out my fourth email newsletter since devoting myself full time to the freelance life four months ago. I wrote: Daniel Katz (right), co-founder of the Rainforest Alliance, […]

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