But why is it “bizarre” to take into consideration how groundwater moves over time? What’s bizarre is to allow any pollution of our groundwater at all by a big, industrial source.
(Khalil Bendib is OtherWords’ cartoonist. OtherWords.org ) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/
(Photo by By Jonathan McIntosh [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons) By John Kaufman We in Wisconsin owe a great debt of gratitude to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency without which we would likely be facing the prospect of a… Read More ›
At Tuesday’s U.N. Climate summit, President Obama spoke of the United States and China, as the world’s two “biggest emitters” of carbon dioxide, as nations that “have to lead” the world on climate change action. A welcome waft of clarity…. Read More ›
Using crowd spotters and a mathematician, organizers of the People’s Climate March estimate that about 311,000 people marched yesterday through the streets of Manhattan for action on climate change. Hopefully this show of public concern will spur some action at… Read More ›
People’s Climate March coverage via Politico. People’s Climate March website.
Posts on The Afternoon Journal will resume in September with a more national, diverse perspective. In the meantime, please see the list of the most recent posts and comments (as well as archived content) in the left sidebar. JK
Sometimes property can get too intellectual, if you know what I mean. According to Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, one of the state’s rising industries is something called “agricultural tourism.” Says Kleefisch, “Visitors from all over the world are coming to Wisconsin… Read More ›
A newly formed group of Wilson, WI residents called Friends of the Black River Forest has issued a press release on its website. The group is opposed to the proposed Kohler golf course on forested property the company owns along the Lake Michigan… Read More ›
(Thanks to writer Eric Hansen for relaying much of this information.) Today at the Superior Public Library in Superior, WI, the Wisconsin DNR is holding a public hearing on a permit (a simple air pollution permit) which would allow Enbridge, a Canadian… Read More ›
Protect and preserve 247 acres of pristine forest close to Kohler Andrae State Park on the shore of Lake Michigan or build yet another golf course (number 5) in Sheboygan County? It is now clear that the Kohler Company, which owns the forest land… Read More ›
Speaking of iron mines and irony, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board today published an editorial claiming, yet again, that there is nothing wrong with GTAC’s proposed iron strip mine in the Penokee Hills of Wisconsin and the Republican’s iron mining bill that a little “tweaking” won’t… Read More ›