Category Archives: Environment

Melvin Parson and the campaign to create a world-class urban farm in Ypsilanti

Melvin Parson and I have been working off an on for the past two years on an interview for this site. It began as an Ypsilanti Immigration Interview, and, over time, as we dug deeper into his work with We The People Growers Association, evolved into something more about his dream of establishing a world-class […]

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Make America Rake Again

As of right now, 76 people are known to have died in the drought-stricken Sierra foothills of Northern California, where a wildfire, dubbed “Camp Fire,” has been burning for 10 days. As 1,276 people are still unaccounted for, this number is expected to rise considerably over the coming days, as the smoldering remains of over […]

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This is fantastic news, Mr. President! We should let their relatives know that they aren’t dead.

President Donald Trump today announced, as you can see in the above tweet, that the Hurricane Maria death count had been inflated by Democrats in order to “to make (him) look bad”. This, as I suspect most of you know, is absolute bullshit… and demonstrates just how far we’ve drifted from reality under the leadership […]

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Tremendously Big, Tremendously Wet

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the east coast, Donald Trump took a little time today to reflect on the “incredible unsung success” of his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, the tropical storm that, at about this same time last year, decimated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. “I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful,” […]

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I should have said, “Climate change deniers ‘in government’ should be treated like war criminals.” Otherwise, I stand by this.

Climate change deniers should be treated like war criminals. https://t.co/6XFigtRFyO — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) July 4, 2018

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