A blind crustacean, at least for now, is stronger than Dominion's drive for a gas pipeline First published in August 2019 by the News-Leader in Staunton, VA, this op-ed was distributed by the Bay Journal News Service and published in several news outlets.
Trump, Torpedoes and the Clean Water Act at 45 The Clean Water Act is 45 years old this week, born in the U.S. Congress on October 18, 1972. Sometime before that day, the river of my childhood — the Roanoke River in southwestern Virginia — had been declared a fire...
Want a Cleaner River? Keep Cow Pies Out, Plant Trees Native trees and shrubs remove pollution from streams. Distributed by the Bay Journal News Service on 3/7/2017. We found a 30.6% reduction in E. coli in Middle River after it flowed through our riparian buffer. USA Today published the article...
Waste Not: Selling Carbon-Rich Crop Residue Will Short Change Soil Removing crop residues from the land leaves it vulnerable to the effects of weather. This oped piece was distributed by the Bay Journal News Service on 1/25/2017.
Save the Farm, Save the Bay This award-winning op-ed piece was distributed by the Bay Journal News Service on 4/19/2016.
Brook Trout - Our Environmental Refugees This op-ed piece, “Brook Trout – Our Environmental Refugees” was distributed on 11/10/2015
Let's Not Tax Well-Managed Farmland; it Already Pays its Way Well-managed farmland builds soil health, produces clean water and provides many other ecosystem services. This piece was distributed by the Bay Journal News Service on 6/30/2015.
The Queen Bean, Tofu and Dead Zones Soil erosion from annual crop fields in the Mississippi watershed is the leading cause for the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico which is the second largest in the world and still growing. This piece was distributed by the Bay Journal News...
It's time to get down to Earth on fighting phosphorus pollution - Use A Soil Test Newly elected Maryland governor Larry Hogan. One of his first acts was to repeal the Phosphorus Management Tool regulation. It made me gnash my teeth. Read my oped piece here. Distributed by the Bay...
"Want Clean Rivers? Plant Trees." This is Dr. Bern Sweeney of Stroud Water Research Center beside one of their “water flumes”. Differing species of macroinvertebrates prefer different species of leaves. This article is about the importance of leaves along streams. This was published on 10/14/14.
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