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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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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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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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The Super Moon Strikes Again!

Last night’s full moon, August 10,2014, was the second in a series of three full super moons. Another super moon will occur on September 9, 2014.  The August 10th one was considered the brightest however as the distance from the … Continue reading

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State of the Climate – AMS Update 2013

How many times can our Annual Climate report be the 6th warmest on record? I guess every time one record is surpassed it gives rise to the ability of another record to be broken as well.  I know it’s obtuse, … 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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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

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Adaptation – Volume – 10 – Battling the Urban Heat Island Effect!

There have been many studies that show concrete and asphalt and Urban Sprawl increase the temperatures of our Cities and our World! The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect is a huge topic. There is study after study devoted to investigating … Continue reading

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How to become a Dark-Sky Community!

Wouldn’t it be nice to preserve the “Dark Sky” in your community? There is an international organization that supports a communities goal of preserving the night sky.  Too often both rural and urban communities allow big box stores, parking lots, … Continue reading

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