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About rsingram

Environmental Specialist, Disaster Reservist, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, Para-Archeologist

How Many People Have Never Ever Seen the Milky Way?

  My guess is quite a few. The twenty somethings out there who are the future, sit in offices in the city, work on computers and get in their cars, drive on the freeways and never pause to look at … Continue reading

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What are Sustainable Rim Country’s Goals and Objectives

PROTECTING OUR FUTURE: SUSTAINABLE RIM COUNTRY Sustainable Rim Country, Inc. is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to community-adopted activities that enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of our region, earth and human life. THE URGENCY * Widespread drought conditions in … Continue reading

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Renewable Vs. Non-Renewable Resources – Basic Science

Scientists and Economists talk about these two topics all the time! They are two basic terms that we learn in most science classes. We need to think about them a little harder. The great question in the world is do … Continue reading

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Who Coined the Term Global Warming?

It seems like it has been a part of our lexicon forever! Global warming whether you believe in it or not, is a term that has been around for a while. It seems like people have argued both sides for … Continue reading

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Where is the Cleanest Air on Earth?

Have you ever wondered where the air was so clean and pure that it was good enough to bottle? IT’S TASMANIA! They just don’t raise Taz the Tasmanian Devil there, there is a purity of air that is unfound anywhere … Continue reading

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Control Your Garden Pests Organically

If you garden, you must wonder what to do when the Bugs invade! It is a dilemma, let them eat the fruit of your labor…or…fight back! The only problem is, is that most advertized bug killers are poisonous chemicals. So … Continue reading

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Are Electric Cars for you?

My first question to myself was…How Many different electric cars are there for sale? Ever since I put solar panels on my house and reduced my electric bill considerably, I have been thinking….Maybe I should get an electric car to … Continue reading

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Climate Migration – A Fact of Life

Over the Eons man has moved around because of fluctuating climates. But even though our long ago ancestors moved up or down latitudes with the Glacial periods, they really didn’t have the infrastructure that we have to worry about. What … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday – Vegetarianism as a Climate Change Control Agent

Meatless Monday could become an effective method to reduce Greenhouse Gases! A recent article in the Slate.com in their Health and Science page is about Vegetarianism and it’s potential impact on climate change. We have known for years that it … Continue reading

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Petrichor – The Monsoon is Here

There is a Word Desert Denizens Need to Know…Petrichor. It’s been a long hot Spring! Now finally the Monsoon has arrived. With the clouds come lightning and thunder…and the oh so welcome RAIN. And RAIN And more RAIN! And then … Continue reading

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