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April 22, 2010
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COMMENTARIES: Earth Day Essay

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With the 40th Earth Day celebration going on around the world, commentator Rosie Dempsey finds herself thinking about some old friends from childhood: trees.

Tread lightly... And, thanks for talking trees to: Henderson Urban Forester, Lisa Ortez; Las Vegas Arborist Dennis Schwartzel; Las Vegas Office of Planning, Flynn Fagg; Desert Studies Center Biologist Rob Fulton; UNCE Orchard, Fred Landau; University of Nevada Master Gardeners: Angela O'Callahan and Richard Liefred.

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More on the Web:
  • American Forests' Green Calculator: Size up your carbon footprint
  • Climate Change Calculator
  • Earthday.org: Events and info. around Nevada, U.S.
  • Master Gardeners: Tree-pruning advice; ask about the free mulch, and fruitwood for grilling: 702-257-5555.
  • NPR: Earth Day: Over the Hill and Still Hot
  • Southern Nevada Arborists
  • The Atlas of Global Conservation: Zoom into Nevada on US/World tree maps
  • Trees and the West: Some Factoids:
    • The National Arbor Day Foundation plans to name Las Vegas as a Tree City USA, marking the 18th year that the city of Las Vegas will receive the award.
    • Nevada ranks 11th in the nation for biologically diversity and 3rd for at-risk species.

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Apr 21, 2011 | Get Out There!
It's a good environmental week for commentator Rosie Dempsey. She's planning to celebrate outdoors.

May 15, 2010 | Las Vegas and the Railroad
Today marks the anniversary of the events marking the birth of Las Vegas. As essayist Rosie Dempsey notes, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and much of southern Nevada have origins owing to the railroad.

May 7, 2010 | National Train Day
Saturday is National Train Day, and commentator Rosie Dempsey misses their regular presence.

Apr 23, 2010 | Show a Little Respect
As strange as the battle for Harry Reid's Senate seat has become in recent days, commentator Dayvid Figler thinks we could stand to show a bit more civility and respect.

Apr 22, 2010 | Earth Day Essay
With the 40th Earth Day celebration going on around the world, commentator Rosie Dempsey finds herself thinking about some old friends from childhood: trees.

Feb 10, 2010 | Obama's Words
President Obama puts "Las Vegas" next to "irresponsible spending" again and everyone in town gets mad. Everyone, that is, but Dayvid Figler.

Jan 13, 2010 | Las Vegas, It's Your Year
Commentator Andrew Kiraly gets us ready for the new decade with the one thing we need -- a good pep talk.

Dec 30, 2009 | Fruits and Veggies
The New Year ahead will hopefully include more fruits and veggies according to Robert Fielden.

Dec 24, 2009 | City Center - So What
The opening of City Center has drawn news coverage from around the world. But closer to home, Dayvid Figler isn't in the mood to follow the crowd.

Dec 23, 2009 | New Year at Last
Robert Fielden says that from the economy to education, local leaders should have quite a wish list for 2010. And a fresh start couldn't come soon enough.

Dec 8, 2009 | City of Las Vegas Budget Reductions
Commentator Robert Fielden talks about strengthening community in a time of budget reductions.

Dec 2, 2009 | A Vision for the Valley
Bob Fielden talks about bringing a "visioning" program to the Las Vegas valley.

Nov 17, 2009 | Vegas Guitar Heroes
The most popular home video games in America have become a part of our Las Vegas landscape. Commentator Rebecca Zisch tells us how.

Nov 16, 2009 | Temporary Work
Commentator Robert Fielden says keeping local businesses open is a key to our own recovery.

Oct 26, 2009 | Preparing for Tomorrow
According to Commentator Robert Fielden, preparing for tomorrow means preparing for changes.

Oct 20, 2009 | Utilizing Local Resources
Commentator Robert Fielden on utilizing local resources - the latest in his set of essays on reinventing Las Vegas.

Oct 12, 2009 | Developing Local Resources
For commentator Robert Fielden, the wise use of the region's resources is a vital part of a reinvented Las Vegas.

Oct 6, 2009 | A Stronger Community Bond
Robert Fielden offers some thoughts on forming stronger community bonds as part of reinvention.

Sep 28, 2009 | Thermolytic Gasification
Turning waste into energy, commentator Robert Fielden continues his series on re-inventing Las Vegas.

Sep 25, 2009 | Luvin' It Downtown
A frozen custard meltdown in Las Vegas! Commentator Andrew Kiraly is on the case.

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