Category Archives: Conservation Issues

Drought Colors America Red

By David L. Brown I usually don’t write short posts on this blog. In fact, some may think I’m too verbose. Well, guilty I guess, although I like to examine subjects in depth and analyze the various factors involved. In … Continue reading

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California Stays the Course on Green Energy

By David L. Brown Another example of the way in which energy moguls work to block development of sustainable, clean energy was the recent introduction of Prop. 23 in California. This proposition, which came to a vote on November 2, … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Are ‘Running a Fever’

By David L. Brown The Great Lakes are artifacts of the last Ice Age, gouged from the earth by massive glaciers that once covered much of Canada and the upper part of the present United States.  They form the largest … Continue reading

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California Vulnerable to Water Disaster

By David L. Brown As our readers know we have pointed out many problems facing the Earth and human civilization. There is always a common denominator, it seems, a thread that winds its way through all the dangers facing our … Continue reading

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Looking Beyond the Multiple Resource Peaks

By David L. Brown We write endlessly about the changes that are taking place in the world, and there is mounting evidence that we are at a cusp of history, a brief moment in time after which things will be … Continue reading

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Wine to Water: Unveiling the Ethanol Con

By David L. Brown The carefully crafted coverup of the problems revolving around the ethanol craze is starting to come unraveled. People have noticed that they are spending more for food; learning how rain forests are being cut down at … Continue reading

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The Smell of a World that’s been Burned

by Val Germann The title above comes from a Jimi Hendrix (that’s right!) lyric of 40 years ago, about a time-traveling visitor to Earth.  The lines below have stuck with me from the moment I first heard them in the … Continue reading

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Spaceship Australia to Drink Own Waste?

by Val Germann A town in western Australia has defied the experts and its political leaders by voting down a plan to recycle sewer water back into the city’s main reservior where it would be, uh, used again as drinking … Continue reading

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Missouri Tigers, Real Tigers, facing Extinction?

by Val Germann The last twenty years or so have been pretty tough on Missouri Tiger sports fans. In general, our University of Missouri “revenue” teams (that’s what they call football and basketball) have not done well, and the athletic … Continue reading

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Time to Re-Think the Grid for CO2 Relief

by Val Germann Star Phoenix Base readers do not have to be reminded that the heat balance of the Earth is changing because of CO2 generation caused by human beings. Here in the United States, where one-fourth of the energy … Continue reading

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