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Hurricanes, wildfires, storms, floods, and images of streams, rivers, and the oceans filled with plastic flood my consciousness. My morning walks take me past sick and dying trees, over a muddy river covered with a strange white foam, no doubt caused by fertilizers and herbicides from agricultural runoff. Most troubling is the absence of honeybees that once flourished and swarmed on the blooms of White Dutch clover that once covered our yards in summer before…