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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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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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Adaptation – Volume 8 – Solar Lighting!

How many of you out there turn lights on inside your house during the day? I know I am guilty of such an offense, but unless you have large windows and plenty of sunlight during the day, there are many … Continue reading

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Lands End – Los Cabos in Photos

Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo, collectively known as Los Cabos has grown from a sleepy fishing village to an International Tourist destination! One of the worlds “Lands End”, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, … Continue reading

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Are Electric Cars for you?

My first question to myself was…How Many different electric cars are there for sale? Ever since I put solar panels on my house and reduced my electric bill considerably, I have been thinking….Maybe I should get an electric car to … Continue reading

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Adaptation – Volume 4 – Window Coverings to Lower Your Utility Bills

As electric and gas prices increase, we often find our most costly monthly expenses to be our utility bills! If climate change indeed increases the periods of hot weather as well as cold weather you should pay attention to what … Continue reading

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What is the significance of Typhoon Haiyan?

It was only last week when Typhoon Haiyan (Locally called Yolanda) made landfall in the Philippines. http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/08/world/asia/philippines-typhoon-haiyan/?hpt=hp_t1 This typhoon was bringing with it sustained winds of 195 mph with gusts to 235 mph.  Weather researchers and meteorologists around the world … Continue reading

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Russia’s Environmental Policies

Russia is one of the largest Countries in the world.  What are they doing to reduce their Carbon footprint? Poor Wikipedia only had carbon emission records for the Soviet Union from 1990-91 and then it was 13.0 tons per capita! … Continue reading

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