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Liza Field

It will take sea change in land policies to cope with vanishing shorelines

It’s beach season along the old Atlantic seaboard, drawing crowds of us inlanders east like our creeks and rivers. We’re heading for the Bay, the Outer Banks, the Grand Strand — eager for life’s troubles to evaporate between the spanking hot sand and some breakers.

But as coastal dwellers know, life’s troubles are here to greet us. They’ve arrived in abundance, dumping down a...

Turning in Your Grave

Where do we go after dying?

The ancient spiritual question has also become a practical, ecological one today—and autumn is a ripe time to ask.

Without the rain, we’d be all washed up

God bless the summer rainstorms. If you’ve felt annoyed by these deluges, there’s a reason. You’re insane, like most of us.

We Americans love a sunny day, a bright blue dome and flat green landscape, though we live mostly indoors and wouldn’t know if a meteor had crashed down across the street.

We also love our coffee and microbrews, our local growers and meat-on-the-grill,...

A Currency Drop

God bless the summer rainstorms.

If you’ve felt annoyed by these deluges, there’s a reason. You’re insane, like most of us.

We Americans love a sunny day, a bright blue dome and flat green landscape, though we live mostly indoors and wouldn’t know if a meteor had crashed down across the street.

A Gift of the Sea

It’s beach season along the old Atlantic seaboard, drawing crowds of us inlanders east like our creeks and rivers. We’re heading for the Bay, the Outer Banks, the Grand Strand—eager for life’s troubles to evaporate between the spanking hot sand and some breakers.

But as coastal dwellers know, life’s troubles are here to greet us. They’ve arrived in abundance, dumping down a...

Clearing the atmosphere

What will environmentalists be up to in 2016? Spur more carbon reductions, clean up the Bay, affect the vote?

It’s impossible to forecast, mainly because “environmentalists” don’t exist. Not the way you’d think, given the usual news coverage.

Boo? Scary, yes, but we should not be surprised

People around the globe are feeling betrayed by news of ExxonMobil’s 40-year costume party. Why we’re mad is a mystery.

“Whud they do now?” I wondered when a friend vented some consternation. She sent me to the news stories that broke in late September.

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About Liza Field

Liza Field is a hiker and conservationist. She teaches English and philosophy in the Virginia Governor’s School and Wytheville Community College.

 

Snead's Farm Asparagus Festival May 27-29 in Fredericksburg, VA
Ernst Conservation Seeds: Restoring the Native Balance.
Tour dem Parks, hon.

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