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Moving Forward in Reverse

Life is cyclical. Things are born, thrive, wear out, and then die. And then they begin again. Mostly we think of this in terms of fashion trends and perhaps, for some, geologic shifts. But on some level we seem to believe that society as a whole is on a continual track forward, and that this […]


Swimming with the Fish

On a cold blustery day back in February, dozens of Sacramento fishermen and conservationists gathered in room eager to hear the fate of their own striped bass. With the ongoing problem of reduced numbers of Salmon and Delta Smelt, it had been proposed that the striped bass was, as one of their natural predators, the […]

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Safe Ground

You pass them on the way to the store, at the stoplight in your car, in the park as you play with your dog. You see them, even though you wish you didn’t, and if at all possible you avoid them. Yet they remain a dominant feature of our neighborhoods, an uncomfortable reminder of pain […]

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Years After the BP Gulf Oil Spill – Ecosystem Under Stress

On April 20th, 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico, causing the United State’s largest environmental disaster in its history. Years later, the ecosystem continues to suffer. Eyeless Shrimp and Fish With Lesions Al Jazeera recently published findings of eyeless shrimp and fish with lesions, found by commercial […]