Category Archives: environment

Space penguins

Photos: The emperor penguins of Antarctica from space | Minnesota in Photos | Minnesota Public Radio News. (In honor of my nephew, Adib) Advertisements

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LA county, Land, and Loss

A series from the LA weekly that they called “L.A. County’s War on Desert Rats” Tough code enforcement has been ramped up in these unincorporated areas of L.A. County, leaving the iconoclasts who chose to live in distant sectors of … Continue reading

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MN fall images

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minn. — An unnamed bog near Isabella Lake, surrounded by burned-over forest. (Photos for MPR by Steve Foss) A mound of sugar beets sits outside the American Crystal Sugar Co. processing plant in north Moorhead, … Continue reading

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No papers. No water. No words.

Read section 30 of the new Alabama immigration law HB56 (pdf) “This demonstrates the cruelty of the new law by denying the most basic facilities to people. It’s designed to make life so miserable that people self-deport, and this poster … Continue reading

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Hot in the City

I’m still in Minnesota.  It’s seriously hot in the Twin Cities. Unfortunately, I can’t make a song reference in the plural… Meteorologist: Amazon Jungle only place in western hemisphere as humid as Minnesota (from kstp via

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Heidelberg Project

Randomly, I read about the Heidelberg Project (also here, here and here) in a Detroit neighbourhood. This art project was founded by Tyree Guyton (more about him here). (Image from the MI Daily) Dotty Wotty House (via wikipedia): polka dot house (from Joe Braun Photography):

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“Obey Your Own Damn Laws”

(Images from the Star Tribune) “Obey your own damn laws then”: Spokesman Chris Mato Nunpa, retired Southwest University Professor and Dakota Nation activist, said enforcing Minnesota fishing laws against the Dakota is a violation of the 1805 treaty between the Dakota … Continue reading

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