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Book Review: Atomic Farmgirl

Atomic Farmgirl Hein, Teri Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO, 2000 This was a bargain shelf find at Hastings in Waco and an excellent one at that.  The basic story is a memoir of a girlhood spent growing up on a farm … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams Kingsolver, Barbara Harper, 1990 An impressively vivid account of the social and environmental issues in the late 1980s from the perspective of a bright woman who just doesn’t fit into the mold anyone tries to make for her.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sleeping Naked is Green

Sleeping Naked is Green Farquharson, Vanessa Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2009 In February 2007 the author, an arts reporter for a conservative Toronto based newspaper, woke up one morning and decided it was time to do something for the environment.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Getting Over the Color Green

Getting Over the Color Green Slovic, Scott, ed University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 2001 An anthology of contemporary (but is 2001 contemporary still contemporary now?) environmental literature of the southwest.  It is broken into a few sections – natural history, … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: Purple Air PA-II Air Quality Sensor

Living in the high desert of Southern California and within distant sight of Cajon Pass,there have been many days when I can see the wall of haze / smog / general yuck in the air rising up the pass from … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 9: Joining the Smartgrid

A few days ago a postcard showed up in my mailbox advising me of an impending deadline for an energy storage incentive for households with installed solar arrays. Interested, but assuming it was a scam of some nature, I did … Continue reading

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