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Live long and ferment!

We have news from one of our authors, who recently had a national radio gig on NPR. In his recent newsletter, Sandor Ellix Katz talks about his experience, and what he’s up to these days. From Sandor: Greetings from steamy sweaty Tennessee. It is as dry as I’ve ever seen it here, and more than […]

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15% of US Electricity Supply from $454 billion Iraq War

Now that President Bush has again exhorted Americans to “stay the course” in Iraq, perhaps it’s a good time to again consider what we could have done with the money spent on waging war in the Middle East had we heeded the Biblical injunction to beat swords into plowshares. The United States could now be […]

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USDA: Convicted, again

This is hardly a surprise, but the USDA has again been convicted of endangering the public instead of protecting us. This time is the the bio-pharma industry that got a free pass. The Washington Post reports: Environmental groups yesterday called for a moratorium on open-air tests of crops genetically engineered to produce medicines and vaccines, […]

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Biodieseling around the globe

Last month the word biodiesel made it into the Merriam Webster dictionary and today we learn from Autoblog Green that biodiesel is powering the Earthrace in its quest to be the fastest boat to circumnavigate the globe. The sky’s the limit. Earthrace, a 78-foot boat, looks like a seagoing version of the Batmobile, and is […]

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MLK Day Celebration

Dr Reverend James Forbes, senior minister from NYC’s Riverside Church, came to the neighborhood last night to deliver the keynote address for Dartmouth’s MLK celebration. Rev. Forbes’ speech was called “The Source, Scope and Spirit of the Dream,” and interestingly, he argued that the scope of the dream included environmental care. Forbes made a case […]

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Guantanamo Anniversary

On the fourth anniversary of the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, BBC’s Gordon Corera looks at the way the prison has survived and changed. His article, distributed by the New York Times Syndicate, reveals that media tours of the prison have become “more slick and stage managed” with passing time, and reminds us that […]

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A Good Year for GMO Companies

In the most recent issue of Rachel’s Democracy and Health News, Peter Montague wrote about all of the great things that happened for the biotech industry in 2005, and how those victories have literally planted the seed for further corporate success in years to come. Things “couldn’t have turned out better for the GMO crop […]

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Austin Chronicle Update on Diane

The Austin Chronicle wrote this morning that “CodePink co-founder Diane Wilson has concluded her fall book tour…with a stint in the Victoria Co. Jail.” The update from the Chronicle explains that “Once she finishes her sentence – she’ll get out on March 18, if she exhibits good behavior – she’ll face charges in Houston for […]

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Biodiesel and Ethanol to Hit New York Thruway

The New York Times reported Saturday that New Yorkers may start to see biodiesel and corn-based ethanol available at service stations throughout the state. Governor George Pataki is convinced that ethanol could be an effective way to combat NY’s “petroleum problem” if only people knew they could use it in their cars, and could access […]

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Green is the New Red, White and Blue

With Paul Krugman on vacation, Thomas Friedman filled in the NY Times Op-Ed page with a great piece on the urgency of environmentalism, calling it ” the most tough-minded, geostrategic, pro-growth and patriotic thing we can do.” Check out his column.

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