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An Illinois River Almanac

Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Look But Don’t Touch

Spring is a wonderful time of year. It is a time of warmer weather, a time of renewal, a time of mud, and a time of new birth. I love seeing birds return to the area. Waking to the sound of birds singing is wonderful. With the return of wildlife to our yards, means the return of baby animals as well. Every year I get a few questions about how to care for abandoned baby animals. If you suspect y...

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An Organic Question Part 4- Health

The issue of organic food is a very complicated one and if you read the last three article on the subject, you know that there is a lot to unpack in the question of "Is Organic Better?" The original driver behind the push for organic food was a push to be more environmentally conscious about our food but the question of whether organic is more healthy has also arisen. The first claim –...

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An Organic Question Part 3- Carbon Footprint

The issue of organic food is a very complicated one, and if you read the last two articles on this subject, you know that there is a lot to unpack in the question of "Is Organic Better?" The original driver behind the push for organic food was a push to be more environmentally conscious about our food and reduce the environmental impact of our food production. Though there are many envi...

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