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Smells Like Rain; It's the Creosote

There is a welcome, distinctive smell in the desert when it rains, which comes from the creosote bush (Larrea tridentata), shown here.

We desert dwellers will say “it smells like rain”  but what we are actually smelling is the creosote, shown here. 112 more words

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Creosote isn’t known for its flowers.  They are small, like the leaves.  Creosote is better known for petrichor – the smell of the desert after a rain.


Timber Pile Removal and the Benefits to our Environment

“Why are you going to remove those piles? They look perfectly fine!” and “Why can’t those piles be reused somewhere else? It is a waste to cut them up!” If you work around the waterfront and have any experience with timber pile removal, whether for repair or replacement of a structure, you are now nodding your head. 697 more words

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"To travel is to take a journey into yourself." (Danny Kaye)

‘It’s just rotting food, it’s just rotting food, it’s just rotting food.’

This is the mantra that I found myself relying on just a few hours into my first full day in Tucson. 1,383 more words

Big stink being raised in Richmond over chipped rail ties

A big stink is being raised in Richmond where old rail ties are being chipped on a CN site. Neighbours worry what’s being released into the air could be bad for their health. 339 more words


Puget SoundCorps members remove creosoted waste from Shipwreck Point conservation area

More than 10 tons of creosote-soaked logs were removed from the beach at the Shipwreck Point conservation area through the hard work of a Puget SoundCorps crew sponsored by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). 213 more words

CalgaryNEXT project still viable, according to Calgary Flames group

The head of the group that owns the Calgary Flames and Stampeders says he’s encouraged by what he heard back on the proposal for the CalgaryNEXT project from Calgary City Council Monday. 360 more words