‘Environmentalism’ Archive

California Steps Up Its Oil Drilling December 21, 2012 1 Comment

People don”t associate California with the oil business nowadays, but anyone who has ever driven through Huntington Beach, Brea, Bakersfield, or a host of other places should know better.  There was a time in the early 20th century when California”s oil industry rivaled that of Texas or Oklahoma, and it was not so much environmentalism […]

Help the Environment with Cactus Sucking Selenium January 31, 2012 1 Comment

It has been discovered that the prickly pear cactus sucks up selenium, regarded as a pollutant in the West San Joaquin Valley, slowly enough to not be toxic but enough to be of benefit to selenium-deficient diets.  In small quantities, it seems, selenium is actually an essential nutrient for human beings.  Now, if we can […]

An Even Better Butts Solution May 27, 2010 3 Comments

I have long been an advocate that smokers should carry a little bag, like dog walkers, to clean up after themselves.  But I saw an even better idea on a comment thread recently.  That, like with bottles and cans, a recycling fee could be imposed and for every filter returned to a recycling center, whoever […]