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About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter. President of Island Resources Foundation.

Offshore Lease Bids Double in One Year

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who think this is good news, and those who think it’s NOT good news. From the Houston Chronicle <https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Interior-reports-offshore-lease-sale-doubled-from-13704232.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HC_AfternoonReport&utm_term=news&utm_content=headlines&gt; Business // Energy Interior reports offshore lease sale doubled from 2018 … Continue reading

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Never Home Alone – your household biodiversity

[A message from David Duthie, the former public information officer for the Ramsar Convention (wetlands conservation) — if he says this is a worthwhile book — it is. BP] Dear BIOPLANNERS, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity all commit, … Continue reading

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Gizmodo: Arctic to Warm 15º by 2100

From Gizmodo <https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-arctic-is-on-track-to-warm-over-15-degrees-this-cen-1833288900&gt; —— Climate change The Arctic Is on Track to Warm Over 15 Degrees This Century Even If We Meet the Paris Agreement Pledges Brian Kahn Yesterday 12:32pm Photo: Getty A new report from the United Nations shows … Continue reading

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Get Girls Hiking

From High Country News — one of my favorite (weekly) newspapers <https://www.hcn.org/articles/hike-like-a-girl-to-close-outdoors-gender-gap?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email&gt; ——— TrailPosse The outdoors gender gap needs to be closed Women’s tax dollars help fund public land – yet that public asset isn’t seen as safe for all … Continue reading

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How Rising Seas Eat Home Values

The economic effects discussed here for mid-Atlantic coastal states in the continental USA also operate on housing and other coastal development in the Eastern Caribbean. Rising Seas Soaked Home Owners for $16 Billion over 12 Years The threat of flooding … Continue reading

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Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds

Another nice piece of reporting from The Guardian <https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/us-coal-plants-contaminating-groundwater-toxins-analysisutm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xOTAzMDQ%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email&gt; Headlines Environment / Most US coal plants are ‘contaminating groundwater with toxins’ Of 265 US power plants that monitor groundwater, 242 report unsafe levels of at least one pollutant derived from … Continue reading

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Blue Dolphin Cottages — 16 Feb 2019

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