Category Archives: Nature

THE EVERGLADES: RIVER OF GRASS by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The Everglades: River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas was published the same year as the formal opening of Everglades National Park. Her writing began as a small article on the Miami River. “About an inch long,” she supposedly said of the piece. Her book The River of Grass covered the historical and natural aspects […]

Enemies of the State – The Fanjuls of Florida

The Seminoles called the vast tropical wetlands of Southern Florida Pa-hay-okee. The swamps atop the limestone plateau have been inhabited from 10,000BC, however the recent predation of Man threatened to destroy the Grassy Waters. Green algae covers the waterways and coastal shores with a thick slime. The 2013 outbreak was bad. The 2016 bloom has […]

Autumn Stonehenge

The ancient Druids studied the movements of the Cosmos for millenium before the construction of Stonehenge. The earliest potholes date back to 8000 BC. The designs were laid out to measure the passage of the Sun. Two days ago the sun shone between the two autumn stones as it had thousands of times marking the […]

No More Bakkum Pipeline

Fracking became a major force in North Dakota during the 00s, as the Bush regime actively pursued the production of oil trapped within the Earth of the Midwest. Water from the aquifer and Missouri River were combined with solvent to be pumped into the depths to free the oil. For year the sludge has been […]

No Hurricanes. Not Himicanes Either

Hurricanes and tropical storms form in the tropical waters off Africa. The trade winds push the mammoth storms across the Atlantic Ocean. They strike the Caribbean Islands, Central America, Mexico, and the United States with savage regularity. The meteorolgists give them names. Katrina in 2005 was the worst hurricane in recent history and her tidal […]