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June 2008

Our Chemical Diet

The ContraCostaTimes is running a story by Steve Butler about the chemical content in our foods. He argues that the antibiotics in our meat and diary, the pesticides on our vegetables, and our growing resistance to conventional medical treatments may be linked. Is an epidemic next? Will Allen, author of The War on Bugs, makes […]

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Hawaii Takes ‘Leed’ in Green Building

Just yesterday as I traveled down a sunny Vermont road, I couldn’t help but notice all the empty rooftops. Such a wasted solar opportunity, I thought. It seems that someone high-up in Hawaii thought the same thing. Hawaii has just become the first state in the nation to require solar hot water heaters on new […]

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Organic Farms will Feed the World

Reuters UK is reporting on the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements’s (IFOAM) reaction to a recent U.N. food summit touting chemical fertilizers and genetically modified (GM) crops rather than organic solutions to tackle world hunger. From the article: At the U.N. food summit in Rome this month, the World Bank pledged $1.2 billion in […]

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City Bees, Country Bees, and Guerrilla Beekeeping

Bohemian.com, an online news portal for the Napa Valley and surrounding areas, is running a story by Alastair Bland about the current state of beekeeping in northern California. Apparently, city bees are having more success than country bees. One theory is the increasing monoculture of the country’s crops. Almonds for miles. Self-pollinating grapes blanketing the […]

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Diane Wilson’s Arrest During the Hunger Strike (15 days and counting…)

Diane Wilson, author of An Unreasonable Woman and Holy Roller, continues her hunger strike of Union-Carbide. She’s written a new post her arrest. From Diane’s blog: The security cops have confiscated my computer. Said they had to check for threats, bugs, secret messages.  That type of thing. I’m arrested. In handcuffs.  The handcuffs THAT acting […]

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Project: Your Summer Outdoor Solar Shower

Summer is a great time for projects. Especially when they’re outdoors. What could be better this summer than an eco-friendly outdoor shower? Easy to build, easy on the environment, and when your girlfriend uses it…it’s easy on the eyes. Stephen and Rebekah Hren, authors of The Carbon-Free Home, offer this great outdoor solar shower to […]

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Review: The Carbon-Free Home is Completely Legit.

Jetson Green (no relation), recently reviewed The Carbon-Free Home by Stephen and Rebekah Hren. They had a few nice things to say about the book, which we appreciate. And they’re giving away a copy to one of their lucky readers. Check out their full review here. From the review: To give you an idea of […]

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U.S. Freezes Solar Energy Projects

The New York Times is reporting today that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has placed a two-year moratorium on new solar projects using public land. From the article: The Bureau of Land Management says an extensive environmental study is needed to determine how large solar plants might affect millions of acres it oversees in […]

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Nine Tips to Save Water this Summer

Global warming is changing the Earth’s weather patterns. The extremes of weather that we’re accustomed to are pulling away from each other. Floods are sweeping through new areas of the country, wildfires are rampaging through neighborhoods, and droughts are drying up once fertile lands. Amidst all this climate turbulence it is important that each of […]

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Low Sperm Counts and Deformed Penises, Thanks Plastic!

Joshua Zaffos posted an article recently to AlterNet titled, “Low Sperm Counts and Deformed Penises: The Chemical Industry Has a Hold on Your Reproductive Future.” The article address the chemical industry’s abuse of our trust that the products we use have been tested and are safe. As Mark Schapiro points out here, this is not […]

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