Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

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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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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Here are the basic facts:  The Wakarusa Group invites you to help build a chimney swift roost at the Baker Wetlands on Saturday, 5 November at 9 am.  You should wear work clothes suitable for doing light carpentry.  We will provide tools, snacks and drinks.  We’ll meet at the 31st ent
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Upcoming Outing Preview: Devil’s Backbone Wilderness Area

Early settlers in Missouri seemed to have a preoccupation with the Devil. This in part was due to the extremely rugged Karst geology of the Missouri Ozarks region. FormerState Geologist, Tom Beveridge in his book Geologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri states that the Devil’s nam
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