Category Archives: Environment

“HARDWIRED TO CONNECT” by Perry Mann

“HARDWIRED TO CONNECT” “Hardwired to Connect” is the title of a report issued by The Commission on Children at Risk. The report argues that the loss of connectedness is devastating America’s youth. The symptoms include major depression, suicide attempts, alcohol … Continue reading

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AN APPRAISAL OF RURAL AND URBAN LIFE by Perry Mann

Perry Mann is sending me his newspaper articles. I will post them one a day as they come in. AN APPRAISAL OF RURAL AND URBAN LIFE 3-21-09 My grandfather acquired a hundred acres in 1893, land that was hilly and … Continue reading

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DEP Not Doing Its Job

My op-ed in today’s (Nov. 1, 2013) Charleston Gazette http://www.wvgazette.com/Opinion/OpEdCommentaries/201310310101

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Pipeline Incidents

I would like to see this kind of representation for strip mining in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.

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Project Wet

My op-ed in today’s Charleston Gazette. http://www.wvgazette.com/Opinion/OpEdCommentaries/201306260058

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“They were not born at all”

“There are no men or women defendants in the instant case; they are various business entities. … These are all legal fictions, existing not by natural birth by operations of state statutes. … Such business entities cannot have been ‘born … Continue reading

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Mother Earth

http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/02/you-cant-frack-your-way-out-of-global.html

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Cindy Rank’s Clean Water Act Hero Award

Some history that needs to be known. Clean Water Act Hero Award To Cindy Rank From “Fighting to Protect the Highlands: The First Forty Years of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.” Get your own copy by simply joining the West … Continue reading

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Not Very Smart act.350.org/call/obama-golf/

Reporters this morning uncovered the fact that while 40,000 or more people were outside the White House asking for his attention about Keystone XL, President Obama was playing golf with oil and pipeline executives in Florida. His staff didn’t allow … Continue reading

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Northern Flying Squirrel Poop

The northern flying squirrel is a keystone species because of its role in facilitating a relationship between mycorrhizal fungi and dominant canopy tree species (Maser and Maser 1988). The squirrel feeds on truffles and deposits fecal pellets with fungal spores … Continue reading

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