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August 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Take It From the Lummis

Reblogged from Integral Permaculture.

 

"Take it from the Lummis (which describes their story in a nutshell) regarding the wisdom of believing promises sworn to by the government, or by the corporations pulling its (purse) strings."

So begins this month's "Just Thinking" column in the Whatcom Watch by my good friend Philip Damon. Phil's column this month, "…

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Added by David MacLeod on August 16, 2013 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Coal-fired war flares in Mozambique, emerging 'Kuwait of Coal'; impact on NW exporting

Disturbing news from southeast Africa today, that bodes ill for NW coal schemes exploiting the existing North American rail infrastructure, which alone makes Powder River Basin coal of any economic value.

 

Any way you look at it, it’s a lose-lose-lose scenario of a race to the environmental and economic bottom for the people of Mozambique, for the people of the Pacific NW, and for the people of the world bearing climate decay.

Exports from one of the poorest countries…

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Added by Tim White on August 14, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

12. The Swales 6 Weeks After Installation

Since finishing the swale installation we have had dry weather. So I have been watering the newly planted covercrops and grass on the swales. I also continued shaping the berms, ditches and spillways.

The following is a series of photos showing the changes. The first photo in each set was taken at 2 weeks after the initial installation. The 2nd photo in each set shows 6 weeks after installation.

Swale 1 at 2 weeks:

Swale 1 at 6…

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Added by Angela MacLeod on August 12, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

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