Scott Pruitt’s Beliefs and Actions Directly Violate the EPA’s Mission

FEATURED IMAGE: thepridela.com President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma, to head up the EPA has, understandably, caused quite a stir. Pruitt is one more among a long line of highly contentious cabinet appointments who have a history of disdain for the very departments they have been selected to run. Since … More Scott Pruitt’s Beliefs and Actions Directly Violate the EPA’s Mission

Serenity in the Silence and Noise of Iceland

Iceland is a vast, mysterious realm carved out of sharp contrasts. While driving the paved Ring Road that encircles the country, the landscape transforms so drastically hour-by-hour it creates the illusion you’ve transported to a different dimension entirely. From towering cliff faces, crumbling and weathered, to oceans of hardened lava rock concealed by contiguous, impossibly … More Serenity in the Silence and Noise of Iceland

Meat’s Disastrous Impacts, Categorized

It’s disturbing how animal agriculture seems to play, at best, a supporting role and, at worst, no role in critical discussions about anthropogenic harms to our planet and health. Even the socially progressive often dismiss it as a nonfactor — “I just don’t really get it”; “There are so many other problems”; “Just let me … More Meat’s Disastrous Impacts, Categorized

Almond milk’s water footprint is actually much smaller than cow’s milk’s

Over the last few years, I watched, skeptical, as the environmental community turned its back on almond milk. The popular dairy alternative quickly went from blessing to bane. Why the sudden condemnation? Almond production, a growing industry, requires a whole lot of water in the midst of a severe nationwide drought that is hitting California particularly … More Almond milk’s water footprint is actually much smaller than cow’s milk’s