Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

The End of Cheap Oil

At the end of the 18th century, Thomas Malthus predicted population growth would outpace food production, resulting in widespread starvation.  But within 50 years the industrial revolution was in full swing in England, powered by coal-fired steam engines.  In 1866, in Clarion County,
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The Passage to Fort Fernandina Louisiana

I am leading groups down the Arkansas River for fun.  We will follow the French and Indian expeditions of 1719-1780 from the area now known as Wichita, Kansas, to the area now known as Traders Bend on Kaw Lake, Oklahoma.  The later was known as Fort Fernandina, Louisiana, in 1719 when
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Delegates Choose Clean Energy as Club’s Top Priority

Foreword by Tom Valtin, Senior Editor of The Planet (National Sierra Club) September 12, 2005 – Whew! We here at Club headquarters are all energized (if a bit ragged) following the 4-day Sierra Summit.  In addition to a productive direction-setting process and dozens of lively,
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Elitists Unite!

I never thought I’d be defending the habits of America’s rich and well to do, but a recent New York Times op-ed (July 22, 2005) got my dander up.  A cook book author, Julie Powell, equates promotion of locally grown organic foods with economic elitism.  She states, “What makes the sno
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JOHNSON COUNTY TAKES A LEADERSHIP ROLE

JohnsonCounty began experiencing rapid growth during the 1980’s.  It continues until today.  Throughout this period citizens and leaders have cultivated quality education, development, good parks and job growth. In the late 1990’s the CountyBoard of Commissioners seeing the rapid grow
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