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Ellen Wohl: Small streams and wetlands are key parts of river networks – here’s why they need protection

The Trump administration is proposing to redefine a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States.” This deceptively simple phrase describes which streams, lakes, wetlands and other water bodies … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — The Archer on Sam’s Table

Because we have the archer,  I always arise about the same time to walk him.  He lies patient and silent in his crate as I dress in the big room, … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — The Grotto

Two weeks of brutal heat, the highest temperatures we have ever experienced, well into the 100’s. The first week very dry, the second, humidity slowly rising.  No monsoon rains will … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford, The Counterfeit Nomad

Drunk, he was pulled from charger Left impaled on bush and tree Now lives near 15 deerhounds With more respect than he. Perpetual nomad, had he but been like Byron … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — Neighborhood Tales

Soon Gene and I will have been here 20 years. When we came, the electricity failed regularly during the monsoon season, irregularly at other times; thus there would be no … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

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