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Horticultural Homicide

Watching PEPCO, the local power company, and luxury home developers slowly decimate the mature shade trees throughout my suburban Bethesda neighborhood is making a serious tree hugger out of me.

Touched by a Flying Squirrel?

OK. This is embarrassing. I got excited because I saw a rodent. Understand, it was one I had not seen in nearly forty years. And then it was at night.

Should Scientists Speak Out?

Galileo was arrested and excommunicated for challenging, with evidence from his early telescope, the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrine that the sun circled the earth.

Spring Beauties

I have to steal away to the C&O Canal. Global warming has brought me another glorious early spring day, a guilty pleasure of brilliant cerulean skies, warm, bright sun, floral delights, and my first bee and butterfly.

New Alzheimer’s Clues: Thank Mary Amdur?

Never heard of Mary Amdur? Neither had I. She is the modern mother of air pollution science who in 1953 stood up to physical intimidation by corporate hired goons.

The Ecosystem of the Oval Office

As an ecologist, I look for the interconnection of things. The smallest changes can signal shifts in the rhythms, the realities of life around us.