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A New Year's Resolution to Perpetually Protect the Land

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 5:22 PM

At the close of 2012, to predate the New Year (and the potential congressional changes in tax policies in the USA), we (my partner, Susan Lehnhardt, and I) impressed a conservation easement on the entire farm. Some zones, such as those around the house and outbuilding, orchards and gardens will...

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The Gulf One Month After Hurricane Isaac

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 7:18 PM

It's hard to believe it's been almost one month since Hurricane Isaac reached the Gulf Coast on August 28 -- eerily close to the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And while locals and cleanup crews are still hard at work recovering from the damage, national attention has all but moved...

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Why the Election Really Matters: Depletion, Disease and Drought

(5) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 12:17 PM

If ever there was a time to focus on meaningful, open dialogue, it is now. Election-year white-washing and glossing over substantive issues to create personae's based upon crowd appeal charm and pseudo-brilliance continues without solution, the business as usual political trench warfare we Americans have experienced in the past several...

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A Win-Win Policy: Conserving Lands and Mitigating Climate Change in a Public-Private Partnership

(3) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 4:50 PM

After the failure to pass an energy bill in the Senate this summer, we have been in limbo, waiting for comprehensive federal policies that will engage greenhouse gas-emitting industries, from farming to mining, from forestry to transportation. While several regional entities and a few states have adopted such programs (the...

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The Gulf Was Sick Before the Oil Spill, and How to Make it Well Again

(2) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 1:51 PM

It's been more than four months since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, creating the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. While the gusher has been capped, the cleanup will continue for months, if not years.

The Gulf of Mexico is sick, but, in fact, it's been ill for...

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