Stuart takes a look at the deadly past of Illinois coal and what may be in store for the future.
Posts by Stuart Tarr:
Boats against the current
Warren Buffett just bought a railroad. What in the world is going on here? And what does it have to do with C-U?
It’s only rock and roll(‘s correlation with U.S. oil production)!
Ain’t it just like I said?
Speculations on speculative roads
Stuart shares his thoughts on the proposed Olympian Drive extension, as well as the entire CUUATS Long Range Transportation Plan, now out for public comment.
Stuart closes out a three-part series about, well, pretty much everything with a piece about the necessity of local foods.
Big River film
Anybody going to screen this around here? Follow up to King Corn: http://www.bigriverfilm.com/
Nitrogen plays a big part in Midwest economies. In Part Two of his series, Stuart takes a look at the global politics of soil fertility.
Fertilizer, pesticides, and weaponry
In the first of a three-part series, Stuart shares the sordid story of the man (Fritz Haber) who discovered how to synthesize the nitrogen in the air, and why he’s on his mind at harvest time.
Pontiac: going the way of the dodo
Stuart’s ancestral home has seen better days. He revisits his personal history through the lens of the recession, and sees parallels between Pontiac and Champaign-Urbana.
Stuart ruminates on the prairie in which we live, and the tug-of-war for its purpose that was decided long ago.