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Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

TOPEKA GROUP’S EARTH DAY OUTING A SUCCESS

Earth Day was celebrated in style by 20 members of the Topeka Group, who showed up at 7:00 a.m. on a sunny Saturday for a clean up effort on I-70 west of Topeka.  The group has agreed to remove trash on two miles of highway right-of-way three times a year under the Kansas Department o
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Al Gore’s Movie, “An Inconvenient Truth”, Comes To Kansas City

“I’m Al Gore.  I used to the the next president of the United States.”  So begins the new film by Davis Guggenheim, which according to a news release by the Sundance Film Festival is an elegant multimedia lecture where Gore indisputably correlates CO2 emissions with exponentially risi
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Let’s Get Serious About Hydrogen

Since 2003 President Bush has promoted his Hydrogen Fuel Initiative, a plan to make hydrogen our main national energy fuel.  He even plugged hydrogen in his last State of the Union address. The administration deserves credit for starting this worthwhile plan, but the current funding s
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Wind Power on the Ferrell Ranch

On the Saturday following our March program in which we viewed “Kilowatt Ours” ten Southwind Sierrans and one guest toured the newest wind farm in the state. Pete Ferrell, whom some of you know through our weekend backpacking trips on his ranch in the Flint Hills, was our
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A Trip to Ha Ha Tonka by Dave Patton THB Outings Chair

In late March, my wife Kathy and I along with about 20 other outdoor minded individuals spent the weekend exploring Ha Ha Tonka State Park located in the Missouri Ozarks. Ha Ha Tonka State Park contains some of Missouri’s best examples of Karst topography. Hundreds or millions of year
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