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Summer Weather Safety
Summer Weather Safety 2020 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 … Continue reading
Posted in Adaptation, Arizona, Climate Change, Weather Extremes Tagged Drought, Health, Lightning, Nature, Weather Impacts Leave a comment
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
Posted in Adaptation, Arizona, Astrology, Celestial Event, Clear Skies, Environment, Mythology, No Pollution Tagged Astrology, Dark Sky Communities, Mythology Leave a comment
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
Posted in Arizona, Climate Migration, Colorado, Cost of Climate Change, Environment, Meteorology, Native American Weather Proverbs, Native Americans, Overpopulation, Water Conservation Tagged Apache Proverbs, Native American Proverbs, Nature, Navajo Nation, Sustainability, Water Conservation Leave a comment
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
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
Posted in Arizona, Environment, Environmental Policies, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Ocean, Plastic Pollution Tagged Nature, Photos, Recycle, Reduce, Renewable Resources, Reuse Leave a comment
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
Posted in Arizona, Basic food preparation, Fast Food, Healthy foods, Rural Food Desert, Urban Food Desert Tagged Arizona, Community, Economics, Gardening, Health, Healthy Food Leave a comment
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
Posted in Arizona, Arizona food laws, Healthy foods Tagged Arizona, Community Garden, Economics, Gardening, Grow locally 1 Comment
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
Posted in Arizona, Arizona Monsoon, Environment, Photos, Sonoran Desert Tagged Central Arizona, monsoon, Nature, petrichor, The smell of rain 1 Comment
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
Climate Migration – A Fact of Life
Over the Eons man has moved around because of fluctuating climates. But even though our long ago ancestors moved up or down latitudes with the Glacial periods, they really didn’t have the infrastructure that we have to worry about. What … Continue reading
Posted in Arizona, Canada, Climate Migration, Environment, Mexico, Polar vortex Tagged Adaptation, Arizona, Climate Change, Drought 1 Comment