Environment and Health

A Farm Bill Lost in Never-Never Land

A Farm Bill Lost in Never-Never Land

As financial stress rises, suicide hotlines are spreading across farm country. Four straight years of low income, rising debt, and now fights with major trading partners are taking their toll on farmers and rural communities. Worse, Congress seems to be pretending...

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With Help, Things Can Get Better

With Help, Things Can Get Better

About a month ago, my life changed practically overnight. I've had migraines nearly every day since 1995. There are all kinds of other quirks about my body too. I needed at least 10 hours of sleep, and I couldn't get up before noon. I was hungry all of the time. I had...

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Life Comes at You Fast. Plan Ahead.

Life Comes at You Fast. Plan Ahead.

For some 45 years, it’s been my good fortune to team up with Susan DeMarco — my cohort, companion, and co-conspirator in all things progressive and fun. But life comes at you fast… often including an abrupt end to life. Sadly, after a blood clot had slammed into her...

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Don’t Make the Border a Wasteland

Don’t Make the Border a Wasteland

Some Americans think of the U.S.-Mexico border as a wasteland. In fact, the mountains and deserts of our borderlands are teeming with wildlife. Here you'll find large cats like the jaguar, the subject of my research. Jaguar sightings have been reported in New Mexico...

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