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Greg Gerritt

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 and the Environment

These days it is hard to avoid thinking about the COVID-19 outbreak. I am mostly working on climate issues, and I am sure there are conspiracy theories about how they are linked. Conspiracies aside, there is one way that the virus and our climate are definitely linked, and that is through deforestation. Let me explain. […]

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Stop Digging: To get out of this hole, we have to stop building fossil fuel facilities

Climate change because of deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels is the existential crisis of our times. The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has gone from 280 parts per million to 410 parts per million since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and almost all of the buildup of CO2 in the atmosphere has […]

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Letter to the Editor: Recreational Marijuana and Security Clearances

Recently, executives at Electric Boat complained that if Rhode Island legalizes recreational marijuana, it will make it hard to find workers who can get security clearances. Electric Boat makes things designed to kill people, which is why its workers need security clearances. I think it is better for people to smoke marijuana than build new […]

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Food Contamination: Our expert gives you the straight poop

Food and water borne illnesses have been killing humans since the beginning of humanity. Sometimes it feels as if humans are under assault by their food supply. Most microbes do us no harm, and are often critical to our survival. Some strains, however, are dangerous for humans and other forms of life, and others only become dangerous […]

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