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Were the real Nazis "native-plant" Nazis?

We recently published an article about the conference of the California Native Plant Society that featured this concluding photo of Doug Tallamy’s presentation opening the conference on February 1, 2018. 1,623 more words

Ecology

Two Myths of Nativism: Mutually Exclusive Relationships, and Eucalyptus Allelopathy

We re-publish with permission (and added emphasis) an article from  MillionTrees.me, a website that fights the unnecessary felling of trees in the Bay Area. The article, a report from someone who attended the February 2018 meeting of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), is important for two reasons:

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"Natural" Areas Program

Two Nativist Myths: Eucalyptus Kills Other Plants; Mutually Exclusive Relationships are Common in Nature

We re-publish with permission (and added emphasis) an article from  MillionTrees.me, a website that fights the unnecessary felling of trees in the Bay Area. The article, a report from someone who attended the February 2018 meeting of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), is important for two reasons:

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Eucalyptus

The Myth that Nothing Grows Under Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus haters are fond of saying “Nothing grows under eucalyptus.” This refers to “allelopathy” of eucalyptus trees – a defense mechanism in some plants that uses chemical means to prevent other plants growing in the same area. 388 more words

"Natural" Areas Program

On Trump's 2018 State of the Union Address: he is predictable, planning for Bernie and increasingly popular

Just found the time to catch up with Junior’s State of the Union speech. A couple of passing comments:

1. One of the main tactical arguments of the “no-vote” campaign was that Trump would not be able to fulfill his campaign promises, and his voter base would realize sooner or later that Trump is a fraud (i.e. 337 more words

Capitalism

Amnesty is the American Way - Episode 23

This week, Sean and Paul describe their distaste for the phrase, “The Right Side of History™,” discuss a counter-intuitive interpretation of the Republican tax bill’s capping of state/local tax deductibility, and get really, really pissed at the Trump administration’s nativist immigration policies. 9 more words

Podcast

Hearings on Baker's ICE deportation legislation

There is a great piece in the Massachusetts political blog HesterPrynne about a particular evil lurking beneath Charlie Baker’s popularity with the legislature. For starters Baker funnels money to the national GOP, hardly a troop of Boy Scouts. 301 more words

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