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Causes and Cures for Deforestation

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I am a retired forester who now works in providing water to a neighborhood. I am also a home brewer of beer who lives in northern California. I write about environmental concerns; especially those... Read More »


In 312, Roman Emperor Constantine was told in a dream to paint a cross on his army’s shields.[1] Based on that dream, he commanded his generals to slap crosses on pretty much everything. If it went into battle, it had a cross on it.

And lo, when his army faced the rebel army that was twice the size of his, his soldier guys smote them other soldier guys real bad and got all pre-medieval on their butts; and Constantine did declare, “Hot Damascus, it worked!” (Obviously, I am paraphrasing; I don’t speak Latin.) So, Constantine remained emperor of Rome and a Christian, sort of.

Last Friday a group of researchers announced their findings ahead of their report on the nutrition of organically produced food to be published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
In 1978, I was just beginning my career with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). I worked in the southern Sierra Nevada range as the Assistant Forest Manager at Mountain Home State Forest, a 4800 acre state forest surround by national land.
 Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, world food crisis brewing and we face a horrific future unless something can be done.
Honeycomb of Western honey bees (Apis mellifer...

Honeycomb of European honey bees (Apis mellifera) with eggs and larvae. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s time once again for everyone’s favorite game show: Environmental Whack-a-Mole!

Vani Hari, the Food Babe, has demanded answers

 American und Tchech Budweiser in Tray Self-proclaimed Food Babe, Vani Hari has an online petition asking demanding that Anheuser-Busch and Miller