Category Archives: Arizona

Arizona Proposition 127-which Special Interest Group can you believe?

So, as I sit and watch television I am confused by the numerous political ads both for and against Prop 127. So I decided to review the information on both groups funding those ads. What is Prop 127? The Prop … Continue reading

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Summer Weather Safety

  Summer Weather Safety Posted on June 30, 2017 by rsingram Now that Summer is here, these extreme weather conditions is something that we should always be aware of.  Phoenix, Arizona just went through a week of temperatures peaking over … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Sedona. Arizonas 2nd Dark Sky Community!

Have you ever seen the Milky Way? Many young people (under 40 yrs) have never seen the full glory of the Milky Way.  Whats the reason you might ask?  It’s simple…its called Light Pollution. Ok, so you went camping and … Continue reading

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Native American Weather Proverbs

Native Americans have a innate bond with the land and the environment! Indigenous peoples of North American are said to have been in the southwest (New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado) for at least 10,000 years. Historians, Archeologists and Anthropologists can argue … Continue reading

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The Navajo Nation Enacts a 2% Junk Food Tax!

In an effort to improve the health of the(ir) people, the Navajo Nation has made history by passing a tax on junk food! Beginning April 1st, no more cookies, chips or sodas without adding a 2 percent tax for people … Continue reading

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The Oceans, The Fish, The Plastic

Trying to combine Oceans, Fish and Plastic will be hard to do. I do like to fish, and I do like to fish in the Ocean!  and I do use Plastic products! (It’s hard not to!) After a recent trip … Continue reading

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Urban and Rural Food Deserts

Have you ever heard about food deserts? No I didn’t mean desserts, I meant Desert as in dry…barren, where living conditions are not favorable for either people or plants. I started working at a downtown office  little over a year … Continue reading

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Food Independence – Is it Needed?

With the increased popularity of Community Gardens and Farmers Markets does your Community need a Food Independence Ordinance? A friend from down the road, Ed S. sent me this link the other day from an Irish website that was actually … Continue reading

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Petrichor-The Monsoon is Here!

There is a Word Desert Denizens Need to Know…Petrichor. It’s been a long hot Spring! Now finally the Monsoon has arrived. With the clouds come lightning and thunder…and the oh so welcome RAIN. And RAIN And more RAIN! And then … Continue reading

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The Giant Saguaro, King of the Desert!

It’s That Time of Year Again, the Saguaros are Blooming! The Saguaro bloom is the official State Flower of Arizona! Carnegiea gigantea, commonly known as the Giant Saguaro is the sentinel of the desert.  It reigns tall over all other … Continue reading

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