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Even though in the U.S., March 2014 was the coldest one since 2002, warm temperatures around the globe broke records.

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Spring progresses through the west of Ireland. It may be Earth Day, but every day is so. Earth is our only home. Clear skies and sunshine have hastened the beginning of Summer. I walked around the ...

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Author of six print titles including Starvation Ridge, a post-apocalyptic novel set in Oregon. Adapting in place with organic polycultural microfarming:; writing in my spare time; see and
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What we get is all we get

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BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

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The Madness of President Putin

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