Environment

The Environment and Technology

New software, specifically crowdsourcing software, will undoubtedly lead to major breakthroughs in scientific research and the way we look at and conserve our planet.

We need to protect our Florida rivers

I am a developer and an environmentalist, and I own property in and around Orlando. It is one of the most dynamic and interesting cities in the United States, and natural resources are part of the mix. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute study published in...

On Fire: 1

At Coal Creek, we attempt to burn approximately 500 acres of land each year. We work closely with the University of Tennessee, The Southeastern Grassland Initiative and our local forestry department. Controlled burns were once performed regularly by Native Americans and are currently becoming more popular with the mainstream scientific and environmental communities. Burning land in this controlled way helps kill weeds and bugs, enhance soil quality, and encourage the growth of native grasses.

Cape Town Approaches Day Zero. Is Miami Dade Next?

By George Lindemann Cape Town is experiencing an unprecedented water shortage. The city is racing against the clock trying to stave off Day Zero – the day when the government will literally turn off the water pipes. What lessons must we in Miami-Dade learn from this...

Cow Poop.

   By George Lindemann https://apple.news/AudUvNozTOPey3GRSEBrICg Trashing cows is the latest left wing obsession; and it makes no sense. My liberal credentials are as good as the next guy’s. I was a Miami ACLU Vice Chair for years. I was honored by People for the...

On Native Grasses

Many people don’t realize that prior to 1492, much of the Central and Eastern United States was covered in grasslands. These were created through fire disturbances. Some of the disturbances were natural; and some of them were man-made.

On Male White Rhinos and Ginseng

The last Male Northern White Rhino died yesterday. Like rhinos, wild American Ginseng is protected by CITES (convention on international trade in endangered species). Male White Rhinos are now extinct. Is Ginseng next? Wild American Ginseng is the last truly wild root...

On Kayaking, Alabama and Roy Moore, Part 2

So, I was back in Alabama for a second canoe/kayak race weekend. Yup, the second race in the Alabama series takes place on the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. I am going to try and avoid talking too much about Roy Moore this time. He is a loser and lost and...

We Need Creative Solutions to Solve Environmental Challenges

The same old “environmental solutions” are not good enough; and yet when entrepreneurs buck the system and do something interesting, different and bold there are always people doubting and obstructing. Don’t get me wrong. Doubting can be good, even obstructing some times. But make no mistake, leaving things up to the old guard is not good enough.

On Kayaking, Alabama and Roy Moore

This past weekend I flew to Birmingham Alabama for my son’s first junior slalom kayak completion. Sam is a good kayaker; he has paddled since he was a toddler. I am canoeist. The main difference is that a kayaker’s paddle has two blades and a canoeist only has one. It’s much easier to paddle with two blades then one, but I suffered too many horse falls as a kid and my shoulders are not stable enough to use two blades. So, I paddle a canoe.

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