Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Masses Of Seaweed Threaten Fisheries And Foul Beaches

If you’ve been to a beach this summer, anywhere from Texas to the Carolinas, you’ve likely seen it. Masses of brown seaweed, sometimes a few clumps, often big mounds, line the shore. It’s sargassum, a floating weed that’s clogging bays and piling up on beaches in the Gulf and Caribbean.


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The Climate Change Debate….appropriate on this Earth Day.


Rick Perry  |  Marco Rubio   |   Rand Paul  |    Jeb Bush  |   Ted Cruz

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This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one.

Clean air and water, and a livable climate

are inalienable human rights.

And solving this crisis is not a question of politics.

It is our moral obligation.”



Pictured Cape Henlopen, Delaware
From Google Images

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Foggy Morning

"My little spirit, see,
    sits in a foggy cloud,
  and stays for me."
-William Shakespeare


My photo taken 2/21/14

Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE

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Pesky Dandelions

I’ve seen some posts in the last few days at Facebook from people looking for a non toxic dandelion killer. Just happened to see this posted at Pinterest…don’t know if it works or not but for those looking for non toxic weed killer you might want to give this a whirl.


  • 1/2 gallon of apple cider vinegar;
  • 1/4 cup of table salt; and
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Dawn liquid dish soap.

DandelionFlowerTo kill dandelions safely, one simply mixes the three ingredients above into a spray bottle. Once that is done, spray the targeted weeds thoroughly with this mixture.

The Dawn dish soap will strip dandelions of their protective oils. This, in turn, enables the apple cider vinegar to work with deadly force. Plus, there aren’t any chemicals in the mixture that would toxic to either pets or small children.

One can make 1/2 gallon of this non-toxic dandelion killer for $6 – $7, which is cheaper than a similar bottle of Round Up. It generally kills on the first application.

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