Category Archives: Environment


The Northeastern quadrant of Nebraska has experienced drought conditions during the past year. The severity is much like the dry conditions in California and much of the rest of the Southwestern contiguous states have endured. Needless to say, the drought … Continue reading

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The black and white “tuxedo” cat sniffed the front license plate of my car. At first glance, he resembled my sister’s pet cat. I grabbed a pocket camera so as to take a snapshot of the cat to send to … Continue reading

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Watery Thoughts

To lift people out of dire poverty, advance civilization, and save the planet are integrated goals of modern nations. We are connecting the dots between food security, global health, energy needs, climate change, and water availability. While working to solve … Continue reading

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I can scarcely believe today is the September Equinox already. Time seems to pass quickly these days. The equinoxes and solstices are the least arbitrary marking points in our planet’s orbit around our star. Truth be told, today is only … Continue reading

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Blue Sky

During a stroll through the neighborhood, I was struck by the unusually rich blue tone of the sky. Was it due to less humidity in the air? Was the angle of the Sun a factor? Were there fewer pollutants swirling … Continue reading

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The Storm Collapsed

One Saturday evening last month I had been casually monitoring the local NOAA Weather Radar website to track a line of moderate thunderstorms that were moving through Northeast Nebraska. A few severe storms were indicated by red blobs on the … Continue reading

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Thinking About Conservation

I’ve been closely following the news reports and videos of the precarious situation at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead this summer. The ongoing drought in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah has seriously affected water flows of the Colorado River … Continue reading

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