A Quiet Day in the Woods

Enough of being an office-bound environmentalist. I want, no, I need, to get out in the nature that as head of the Rachel Carson Council, I am sworn to protect.

Can American Forests Save the Planet?

I just saw an incredible chart that showed CO2 in the atmosphere going down and global warming starting to slow and reverse! This is not Donald Trump denial, or some nut proposing we destroy asteroids to save the Earth.

Rachel Carson and Neil Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch looks like a Supreme Court justice, right? Distinguished, handsome, trim, trim suit, silver hair, silver speaking tones, male, white.

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.