Site Policy Statements
Non-Profit, Non-Commercial Policy Statement
This site is intended to be a non-commercial, nonprofit, public forum on environmental topics. There should never be any ads on the site, nor fake links or other ad code anywhere. Please report any instances where you believe there is an advertisement. If you see this, it is probably ‘adware‘ software installed on your local computer, and is not in the content of this blog, as posted on the web.
Note: If you see normally innocent words like “educational” or “study” or “news” underlined and with blue font, and if a pop-up ad appears when you hover your cursor over it or when you click on it, most likely this is ad-ware installed on your computer that places unwanted links on such words, the links being unrelated to the word to which it is attached.
Hint: If you want to begin a diagnosis of where the software came from, you can place your cursor over the unwanted link, right click your mouse, and select “copy link” to place the link on your clipboard. Then paste it into Wordpad or Notepad and carefully delete the “http:” at the front of the link to disable it in that file while you attempt to find a way to remove the unwanted software from your computer. Then paste something else to your clipboard to delete the unwanted ad link.