A LIVABLE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN A “carbon footprint” refers to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the greenhouse gas (GHG) most responsible for the present climate crisis. It’s created by our consumption of fossil fuels, which include petroleum, natural gas and coal. CO2 becomes a pollutant when used with motor vehicles and power plants. Everyone I […]

  • Memorializing Forests of the Pacific Northwest

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  • Alternatives to Glyphosate and other Chemical Herbicides

    Alternatives to Glyphosate and other Chemical Herbicides Chemical herbicides cause many pathological conditions in humans (infertility, immune problems, cancers), are contributing to the rapid extinction of many species, denature soil, and penetrate to the water table endangering the entire ecosystem (see DANGERS OF GLYPHOSATE). Dandelions and many other plants that Americans consider weeds support insects […]

  • Dangers of Glyphosate

    Dangers of Glyphosate Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, is the key ingredient in the toxic mix of chemicals routinely sprayed in industrial farming and on forest clearcuts, because it’s the most cost-effective way to prevent “competition” by weeds. Glyphosate went on the market in […]