Author Archives: Bruce

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.

The Forever Bridge?

From the St. Thomas Source <https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/03/29/bridge-to-nowhere-illustrates-v-i-s-poor-construction-management/&gt; [I’m surprised that it’s only been 21 years in the works — I thought this project had been proposed back in the early 1980’s. The other notable fact about this particular site is that … Continue reading

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TWO Virgin Islands Reconstruction Stories from the on-line Washington Post

The URLs for these articles are <https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/housing-crunch-mars-hurricane-recovery-in-the-virgin-islands/2019/03/27/b65493b2-4fc9-11e9-a3f7-78b7525a8d5f_story.html?utm_term=.60bb566e9065&gt; <https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/unpaid-bills-complaints-and-shoddy-workmanship-plague-recovery-efforts-on-us-virgin-islands/2019/03/24/c567c0a0-4695-11e9-8aab-95b8d80a1e4f_story.html?utm_term=.c284ceab2b2f&gt; National Housing crunch mars hurricane recovery in the Virgin Islands [Most photos did not transfer in this article] Sheila Freeman, right, in the hurricane-damaged home she shares wither with her daughter, Volupte … Continue reading

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NYTimes Opinion — The World We’re Coming To . . . . Skin Counts

From the Times . . . news analysis Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good Screens used to be for the elite. Now avoiding them is a status symbol. By Marta Monteiro SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Langlois has a new … Continue reading

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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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