Wake Up Midwest, The Southwest Is Plotting To Steal Your Water

It has been no secret for decades that the Soutwest United States was destined to have a serious water crisis. Continued unrestrained population growth, movement to water intensive financially lucrative yet unsustainable farming, and continued mismanagement of water resources made a water shortage inevitable. And then add on the ravages…

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Gas Prices Are A World Issue: Just Ask Finland

from a social media post by a friend of mine who has retired to Finland. It’s not the American President’s fault…just like it hasn’t been anytime this century.

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Building Electric Cars Is The Easy Part

Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, American manufacturers have successfully been at the forefront of design, engineering, and manufacturing of any number of industrial or consumer products. And of course car manufacturing has been a particular strength. So to think building electric cars will be an issue is ridiculous….

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The Best and Worst Metros for Commuters

With all of the commotion in Wisconsin around gasoline taxes, registration fees, and general road maintenance…it might be good to look at how Milwaukee compares to the other major cities in the US for commuting (I wish this covered more transportation options). The five best metros for commuting include New…

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Implications Of Trump’s California Air Quality Changes

Yesterday, in his ongoing fight to punish California for voting against him, President Donald Trump announced that he was removing California’s waiver to impose stricter automobile emission standards than the federal requirements. Unsurprisingly some of his rationales don’t make any sense but he made them just the same. “The Trump…

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Tankers, Lies, And Videotape

Earlier this week two petroleum tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. President Donald Trump is placing the blame on Iran…while naturally Iran is denying any involvement. Unfortunately neither administration can be trusted to tell the truth so it is very hard to determine who is actually responsible. And…

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Let’s Look At Jimmy Carter’s Solar Farm

Just a little loop back to my article wondering about the ecological impact of solar farms on the bigger environment. And if you haven’t, I suggest you read the link provided in the comments by democurmudgen. You’ll see solar farmers share my concerns and are working to develop dual use…

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Solar Power: Be Careful What You Ask For.

Solar power is one of the major renewable energy sources being touted and rapidly developed for replacing carbon based power generation systems. Yes, by all means, once the panels are built, they seem to be carbon neutral. A good thing…but let’s not pretend that solar power is benign. Just recently…

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United States Is Canadian Captive!

Given President Donald Trump’s logic this week that Germany is a captive of Russia (it takes one to know one I think) because of the Russian pipeline being built under the Baltic Sea to Germany…the United States of America is a multiple captive of Canada given the number of pipelines…

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