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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 04:40 pm

Green Links 1/28: Straight from the Horse's ...

I've been crazy busy lately, so I haven't had time to post. I'm working on a longer piece about wildlife tracking and restoration in the Emiquon Preserve (about 1.5 hours northwest of Springfield, off State Road 97 near the Dirksen Mounds.)

It's been fun, but I'm glad my little city girl car could make the trek there and back! My parents both worked in Detroit, and bought vehicles that reflected their, as my dad referred to them, "Detroit driving techniques." This means tiny, fuel-efficient cars with absolutely no real traction. They're meant to dart in between semis and crack heads on the Lodge Freeway, not to go off-roading in Central Illinois' floodplains.

Anyway, I'm alive and I'm super excited about my story!

On that note, I'm gonna make this a short one because I still have a ton of work to do this week.

Speaking of Detroit, my alma mater (MSU - don't hate! I couldn't care less about sports so any smack talk is totally wasted on me anyway.) did a really interesting piece this fall about a new source of energy. It's ... unexpected, to say the least. I'd love to see Illinois trying this out! I know you've got horses somewhere.



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