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.
By Rumple Oxbridge , imaginary rhymer-in-residence at The Pacific Old King Coal was a polluted old soul And a sick old soul was he. He called for his pick, and he called for his shovel And he […]
(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 […]
Feeding the Birds By John Kaufman for W.S. Merwin Here in the city we try to remember the birds, offering seed to nourish nothing but flight and song. We have sown plants and trees to […]
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. […]
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 […]
People’s Climate March coverage via Politico. People’s Climate March website.
As someone who likes to saunter and sit along shores, I was pleased to learn via Oceana that tomorrow, Sept. 6th, has been declared World Shorebirds Day, a celebration which includes a global shorebird count. The […]
[So much for my summer blogging silence. But these days errant opinion (that of others, not my own) seldom takes a vacation.] What’s the strategy for improving both the environment and economy of Wisconsin? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]