Letters to the Editor

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Tag: earth day

April
19th

ENVIRONMENT: Beliefs based on science, not faith

I was dumbfounded when I read Robert H. Nelson’s article (TNT, 4-19) claiming environmentalism is a religion. Such twisted reasoning from one who purports to be an academic.

The Oxford English Dictionary (the authority on English) defines religion as “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods …” But Nelson says belief in the supernatural is not necessary. Just belief – beliefs like rivers catching fire, wholesale contamination of our environment with pesticides to the point of eradicating birds, and air pollution causing respiratory disease are not desirable.

These beliefs

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April
22nd

EARTH DAY: Change mindset on dumping trash

I appreciated all those whom have contributed their time to Earth Day.

Noise, water, air and earth pollution are various forms that our society needs to tackle. Besides just individuals, businesses can also do their part.

An example: A park that I often frequent in hiking and jogging, Seeley Lake, is adjacent to a business and apartment complex. Unfortunately, trash from these two places often ends up in the park. Though management of these places is aware of the dumping situation, it is hopeful that they can do more in keeping the park clean on a regular basis.

What can

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