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Of Loons and Climate Change

I remember the first time I heard a loon. My husband, Tom, and I were camping one summer in northern Wisconsin near a small lake. That first night, we heard an eerie sound that I didn’t recognize.  “What is...

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Weather and a Changing Climate

Interesting weather this winter, wasn’t it? Last December brought tornadoes to the south and a blizzard to west Texas. Locally, we set some near-records for daily high temperatures in late December and again in January...

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Climate Change and the Future

Did anyone else notice that the President mentioned climate change during his victory speech early Wednesday morning? Specifically, he said: “We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt,...

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A Few Thoughts on Oaks and Climate Change

We worked with a group of 9 volunteers the other day to plant 120 oak trees. While taking a mid-morning donut break, folks were talking about whether or not we should be planting species other than native oaks because of climate...

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What does the warm winter mean?

In December 2010, I wrote an article about the coming of winter – “Slow down and take a cue from nature“ In it, I discussed the fact that in this part of the world, nature takes a break in the winter,...

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