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US can eliminate oil fuel in a few decades

From Rocky Mountain Institute Snowmass, Colorado – On September 20, Rocky Mountain Institute released ‘Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs, and Security,’ a Pentagon, co-funded blueprint for freeing the United States from oil use. The plan outlines how American indus
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The Neosho River Log Jam

An enormous logjam is located on the NeoshoRiver, where the mouth of the river feeds into JohnRedmondLake – a reservoir created by the U.S.  Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1970s.  The logjam first started forming in mid-1980’s when the U.S.  Army Corp of Engineers fi
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How now, industrial cow?

In this Prairie Writers Circle essay, organic dairy farmer Francis Thicke argues for an agriculture that follows nature’s example.  Francis Thicke and his wife, Susan, have an organic, grass-based dairy near Fairfield, Iowa. He has served as national program leader for soil scie
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KDOT K-10 Study Comes Up Short

I would like to comment upon your Department’s K-10 Transportation Study as presented in November in DeSoto.   I am writing on behalf of the over 700 members of the Wakarusa Group of the Sierra Club. We appreciate your recommendation to begin planning a bus service along K-10.  Mass t
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Food and the Climate Crisis: What You Eat Affects the Sky

The typical American diet creates nearly as much carbon dioxide as the typical car! But it’s easy switch to a climate-friendly way of eating. Learn more at By Mike Tidwell (Mike Tidwell is director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network in Takoma Park
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