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The Great Drax Caper

If you live in Leola, Bearden, or Russellville, you are at risk Last Thursday, the “breaking news” was about the Drax Arkansas satellite wood pellet mills. The press release spread like wildfire, but the...

Carbon capture and storage

Be kind to the trees, they are busy saving the world Time is running out to avoid breaching the 2° Celsius global warming limit. Trees are essential for mitigating climate change by reducing the atmospheric...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week May 4-11

Festivals: Cinco de Mayo, White Lotus Day, Mother’s Day & Taurus New Moon In this second week of May we have multiple festivals and celebrations encompassing history, culture, the spiritual and the personal. Cinco de Mayo celebrates...

State of pollution

“Wood pellet industry on fire in Arkansas.” Asa Hutchinson   On Feb 16, 2021, Gov. Hutchinson wrote about the “benefits” of wood pellet mills for the Natural State. “Wood pellets are a sustainable fuel and produce...

Not so fast

Editor, Your April 14 edition recounted a high-speed police chase down Rockhouse Road. An ESPD officer patrolling Hwy. 62E attempted to pull over a driver he knew had a suspended license and multiple warrants. The suspect fled,...

Lowering the bloom

Editor, I do not remember exactly when I heard that Books in Bloom was not happening. Of course, I knew it was cancelled last year because May was cancelled last year. And in maintaining Covid...

Public Participation

When everything changes, lead the way In a democracy, public participation is a fundamental right to give everyone a voice on how public resources and funds are used for the long-term benefit of the communities. Early...

Environmental Justice

“The days of polluters being rubber-stamped in communities like ours are over.” Jesse Lederman, Springfield, Mass., City Councilor This is not about Arkansas. Massachusetts’ dedicated activists last Friday stopped a 42-megawatt biomass power plant to...

Healing Planet Earth

We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own. – Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt movement, first African woman to receive the Nobel...

Voting should not be controlled by politicians

Editor, It seems clear that if Walmart, Tyson and J.B. Hunt executives made a quiet call to certain legislators in Little Rock, the voter-suppression bills in legislation right now would quietly disappear. Their hard-working employees...
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