Climate change: Paris Accord Depends on Innovation

by Judy Ferro “The 12th of December, 2015, will remain a great date for the planet,” said French President Francois Hollande. “This is a turning point in the human enterprise, where the great transformation towards sustainability begins,” said Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, an adviser to the German government and the Pope. “History will remember this day,” …

Environment: Tough month for the Earth

by Judy Ferro This has been a tough month for our planet. Forest and range fires are plaguing Idaho. Canyon, Ada, and Owyhee counties sit under a blanket of smoke as ash rains on sidewalks, cars, and pools. As I write, the blaze has devoured a 10-mile-wide swath of BLM land over 30 miles in …

Global warming hits hard

by Judy Ferro This weekend gave a lot of people a chance to be thankful that global warming is a hoax and nothing to take seriously.   A heatwave now and then is one thing, but no one wants 100+ degree weather becoming the norm, particularly when water is in short supply. On the other hand, …

Environment: Climate now a hot topic

by Judy Ferro Weather has been a hot topic this spring. Fourteen states are suffering from drought. California is fighting to curtail water use and keep the liquid flowing to farms that provide produce for tables across America. About 5,000 residents have no running water in their homes becomes their wells ran dry. Some homeowners …