The Pope on Climate Change and Monks on Water Quality

The environmental world got a boost last week when the Vatican released the Pope’s Encyclical on climate change.  So now we have science and religion on the same side; no big-bang theory v. evolution on this issue.  Who can deny climate change now?  Here’s a link to a youtube trailer “Pope Francis: The Encyclical” which […]

The Princess of Swoope Goes to DC to See President Obama

Jeanne, the Princess of Swoope and I had the privilege of attending the League of Conservation Voters annual Capital Dinner on June 25th.  It was held in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in the nation’s capital.  We were there with the Virginia delegation. President Obama and Senator Tim Kane were keynote speakers. […]

High Temperatures and Drought Affect Pollination

  There’s been a lot of news lately about extreme weather throughout the world; here in the U.S. the Huffington Post as well as other news sources reported that the past twelve-month period from July 2011 through June 2012 has been the hottest on record.  In other news over half of the continental U.S. is in […]