Category Archives: Nature

The Peril Above Genoa

Genoa is a village on the Mississippi River in Vernon County, Wisconsin. The following essay on the environmental risks posed by the oil trains travelling along the shoreline of the Upper Mississippi states of Wisconsin and Minnesota was published in … Continue reading

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The Peril Above Genoa

Genoa is a village on the Mississippi River in Vernon County, Wisconsin. The following essay on the environmental risks posed by the oil trains travelling along the shoreline of the Upper Mississippi states of Wisconsin and Minnesota was published in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s February and the 2013 Mining Bill

To combat the symptoms of cabin fever that came packaged with this Wisconsin February I got out of the farmhouse and into the woods, an activity dating back to my childhood. My father was its chief proponent. We then lived … Continue reading

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The Groundhog Poet, Frederick Wadleigh West

Frederick Wadleigh West, the Groundhog Poet With Groundhog Day upon us once again it seems appropriate to offer a few words about Frederick Wadleigh West, the Groundhog Poet. West was born on February 2, 1867 in Darien, Connecticut. His father, … Continue reading

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Gogebic Taconite and Our Wetlands

Published in the Green Bay Press Gazette under the headline “Gogebic’s iron mine should be examined from all angles.” A link to the commentary is provided below. Count on the debate over the permitting process that would allow Gogebic Taconite … Continue reading

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Gogebic Taconite: Their Mine, Our Water

Published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, February 18, 2012. A link to the essay appears below. Water. You can’t live with it. You can’t live without it. If water is part of a river, stream or wetland that … Continue reading

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The Boy, the Mine and the Earth

Published in the Duluth News Tribune on Sunday, February 12, 2012 with the headline “Flambeau mine gives us a reason to protect the Earth.” A link to the essay appears below.   I think of the boy frequently as I … Continue reading

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