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Save Land/Save Ourselves

Over the past 544 million years, Earth’s had five major extinction events. A major extinction is one where between 70% and 90% of all species on the planet are lost – never to be seen again. Each of the five was...

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The Big Three

Have I mentioned “The Big Three”? These are the three things – in some combination – that all life needs to survive: air, water and food. Humans live just a couple of minutes without oxygen (which is...

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Water: Don’t Waste a Drop!

In McHenry County, water is all around us: Groundwater. Wetlands. Watersheds. Stormwater. Even so, all of the water people use locally comes from the ground. Municipal and private wells reach down into “groundwater aquifers”...

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Don’t take water for granted

I am fascinated by water. Humans can only survive a few days without it, and our bodies are 65% water. Less than one percent of the water on planet earth is available for people to use because the vast majority of water is...

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Can People Learn to Live with Trees?

It seems that local trees have been in the news a lot this year. And it looks like the trees are often losing to “progress” or “infrastructure.” Here are just a few of the items I’ve heard about...

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