Monthly Archives: July 2014

What Products Contain Microbeads?

How can you reduce your use of microbeads?  By purchasing products at my local food coop and refilling my bottles and containers, I have hoped I wasn’t adding microbeads to our waterways.  Below from the Sierra Club is the best … Continue reading

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Record Cold and Record Heat

Minneapolis will probably set a record cold for this week’s temperatures, and British Columbia and the Arctic might set record heat records. When I travel, people often say, “Minnesota, it is really cold there!” This week’s cold spell during the … Continue reading

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July, 2014, Superior Views

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” E. B. White Superior Views, early July 2014 Finally, beautiful weather! Unfortunately, after … Continue reading

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Pesticides, bees, butterflies and all of us!

In the past two weeks I have spent 5 days in Iowa, and then a week in Northern Wisconsin away from the agricultural belt.  As I biked and walked in Iowa the lack of butterflies was disheartening.  I even saw … Continue reading

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Gardeners Beware: Neonicotinoids

It is worrisome that most plants still contain neonicotinoids!  Native plants are Neonicotinoid free Purchasing plants that are free of neonicotinoids is a challenge.  I went to the local nursery that claimed to not use neonics.  They don’t use the … Continue reading

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