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The Big Three: Air, Water & Food.

It has been a couple of years since I mentioned “The Big Three.” With Earth month (April) starting on Wednesday, it seemed like a good time to refresh our collective memories! The Big Three are the three things...

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Bird Migration over the years

Today, most people know that birds migrate by flying south during winter, and then fly north again as the days grow longer and temperatures rise. We also understand that some birds fly great distances each year to move from...

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The Commons

There is a concept known as the Commons which refers to all of the natural resources that do not belong to any single entity or individual, but belong to society as a whole. Commons includes air, water, navigable rivers, the...

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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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World Water Day

A friend of mine, Debra Shore, is on the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District which oversees management of the stormwater and sewage treatment and disposal systems in much of Cook County. In honor of World Water...

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Geese love the suburbs!

I heard them before I saw them, hundreds of Canada geese. A raucous honking as the birds circled a pond, vying for a spot to spend the night. The sun was near the horizon, and as I drove home, I noticed ribbons of the birds...

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