Monthly Archives: March 2011

Compostal Service

One of the real treats of living in Backwards Land is watching your fellow citizens eagerly dig from the ground substances that ought to stay there, while burying materials we desperately need. And so we have coal and petroleum and … Continue reading

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Good News on the Economy!

In an NPR piece last week about the Japanese tsunami, somebody said that the destruction boded well for economic recovery. All that cleanup and reconstruction, you see. Perhaps some American firms can even get in on the action. Well, yes … Continue reading

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Everglades Restoration

The great swath of land called the Everglades never flooded before Europeans arrived. True, this 50-mile-wide, 100-mile-long section of Florida was dry in winter, then starting in spring covered with a foot or two of water. But it wasn’t flooded, … Continue reading

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Death by Hat

Florida’s Everglades are about half gone, drained over the past 80 years or so in favor of cropland and subdivisions. This is one big reason more than 90 percent of the state’s historic population of wading birds are gone, too. But … Continue reading

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