Between Bodies

An agreement being hailed by some as historic was signed this week between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority. It has to do with one of the great motivations for both war and peace: Water. At heart, it’s a desalination project. Water will be takenĀ  from the Red Sea, pumped through a pipeline to a…

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Oil Koan

Looks small, doesn’t it? Just a black patch in a vast sea of brown soil. A couple of days ago, a Greenpeace photographer flew over the site of one of the largest onshore oil spills in United States history. It had taken over a week for the Tesoro spill near Tioga, North Dakota, to be…

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Ebb & Flow

The slow meltback of all the snow we’ve had over the past couple of months is advancing day-by-day. No rain, not much wind, chilly temperatures, and yet the thick snow pulls back to reveal the ground beneath. The ground is no longer solid with winter ice; it’s softer, a bit muddied, undecided. This dry creek…

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