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How to be a Countertop Composter (VIDEO)

November 30, 09 at 08:49 AM

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How to be a Countertop Composter (VIDEO)

Umbra Fisk of GristTV offers her top tips for composting. From huge outdoor containers, to small countertop boxes, this video will no doubt inspire you, as much as it did us, to get in touch with your greener side. Just...

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Stanford BioChemist: Drop That Burger

Forbes.com | November 24, 09 at 11:36 AM

Read More: climate change, global warming, pat brown, stanford

Stanford BioChemist: Drop That Burger

Biotech whiz Pat Brown makes the global-warming case against animal farming.   Patrick O. Brown, a Stanford University biochemist, has changed science twice by giving stuff away. In the early 1990s Brown invented the DNA microarray, a tool that measures...

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India offers no-beef climate solution

TheAge.au | November 23, 09 at 11:41 AM

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India offers no-beef climate solution

India's Environment Minister suggests the world adopt vegetarianism if it is to tackle the greenhouse emission problem, writes Matt Wade in Delhi. AS THE international community struggles to come up with a climate change deal, India's Environment Minister, Jairam...

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An edible wall? Check out the ultimate "greens" house

NYTIMES.COM | KEN BELSON | November 18, 09 at 08:21 PM

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An edible wall? Check out the ultimate "greens" house

IN most ways, the Barthelmes Manufacturing Company is a typical sheet metal fabricator. Five days a week, machines here stamp out thousands of computer cases, electrical patch panels and other items for companies like United Technologies. Yet a growing part...

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Environmentalists find ways to get meat-eaters to make the switch to a veg diet

REUTERS.COM | Marc Gunther | November 18, 09 at 07:34 AM

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Environmentalists find ways to get meat-eaters to make the switch to a veg diet

At the Net Impact conference last week, a waiter stopped by before lunch to ask if anyone at our table wanted a vegetarian meal instead of chicken. Just one or two people did. This, as it happens, is typical. When...

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Get a green job in two years

CNN.COM | Mina Kimes | November 17, 09 at 06:56 PM

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Get a green job in two years

Community colleges have long held second-class-citizen status in the world of higher education. But they've suddenly become top tier when it comes to one important thing: training for new green-economy jobs. In recent months, administrators at two-year schools across the...

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About that environmental impact of eating meat...

WASHINGTONPOST.COM | James E. McWilliams | November 15, 09 at 11:34 PM

Read More: environment, global warming, vegetarianism

About that environmental impact of eating meat...

I gave a talk in South Texas recently on the environmental virtues of a vegetarian diet. As you might imagine, the reception was chilly. In fact, the only applause came during the Q&A period when a member of the audience...

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Al Gore: I'm not a vegetarian but I have cut back sharply on meat (VIDEO)

youtube.com | November 13, 09 at 07:59 AM

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Al Gore: I'm not a vegetarian but I have cut back sharply on meat (VIDEO)

Climate change campaigner Al Gore believes turning vegetarian could aid the battle against global warming. Substituting more fruit and vegetables in an everyday diet was the responsible thing to do, he said. In the clip below, Gore is asked about...

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6 most efficient cars and trucks

CNN.COM | Peter Valdes-Dapena | November 11, 09 at 08:38 AM

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6 most efficient cars and trucks

These vehicles top their classes in fuel economy while offering strong performance, too. #1 Family car: Toyota Prius Mileage: 48 Hwy, 51 CityAnnual fuel cost: $774Price: $21,000 - $27,670 You might not think so, given all the press it...

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Going Veg Just 2 Days a Week Will Stop Global Warming

Telegraph.co.uk | November 11, 09 at 07:20 AM

Read More: Climate change, friends of the earth, global warming, Greenhouse gas, lord stern, paul mccartney

Going Veg Just 2 Days a Week Will Stop Global Warming

People should go vegetarian for at least two days a week in order to save the planet, according to a new report. Sir Paul McCartney, Lord Stern and the UN have suggested people may to stop eating meat completely in...

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Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash

NYTIMES.COM | LINDSEY HOSHAW | November 9, 09 at 08:21 PM

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Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash

ABOARD THE ALGUITA, 1,000 miles northeast of Hawaii -- In this remote patch of the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from any national boundary, the detritus of human life is collecting in a swirling current so large that it defies...

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Lunch with Alice Waters in Larchmont elementary school's garden

LATIMES.COM | Mary MacVean | November 9, 09 at 07:18 PM

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Lunch with Alice Waters in Larchmont elementary school's garden

When Alice Waters talks about improving school lunch, she doesn't just mean making the chicken nuggets more nutritious. She wants to see a table set, maybe with flowers. She wants children to have enough time to have conversations as they...

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America's Dirtiest Cars and Trucks

LATIMES.COM | Hannah Elliott | November 8, 09 at 08:02 AM

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America's Dirtiest Cars and Trucks

Just because a car has low fuel efficiency doesn't mean it's the worst polluter on the road. The Chevrolet Suburban and Dodge Challenger are some of the biggest gas-gulpers available, but they don't cause quite the environmental harm other cars...

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Meat Causes Half of All Greenhouse Gases

The Independent | Martin Hickman | November 6, 09 at 07:30 PM

Read More: climate change, global warming, meat production

Meat Causes Half of All Greenhouse Gases

Livestock causes far more climate damage than first thought, says a new report. Climate change emissions from meat production are far higher than currently estimated, according to a controversial new study that will fuel the debate on whether people should...

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VegSource and the Meat-Packers

Jeffrey Armour Nelson, Founder VegSource.com | November 4, 09 at 08:03 PM

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VegSource and the Meat-Packers

"Behind every great fortune there is a crime." -- Honore de Balzac My great-great-grandfather would probably detest what I stand for and want to accomplish. His goal was to turn more and more people into meat addicts; mine is to...

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Crop Scientists Say Biotech Seed Companies Are Thwarting Research

New York Times | Andrew Pollack | September 11, 09 at 10:55 PM

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Crop Scientists Say Biotech Seed Companies Are Thwarting Research

Biotechnology companies are keeping university scientists from fully researching the effectiveness and environmental impact of the industry's genetically modified crops, according to an unusual complaint issued by a group of those scientists."No truly independent research can be legally conducted on...

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The Demise of Human Sperm

John Robbins | November 5, 02 at 08:05 AM

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The Demise of Human Sperm

They Can Sow, But They Can't Reap In Diet For A New America I stated that we are witnessing a dramatic decline in human sperm quantity and quality. If this is true, it is obviously of foremost importance. While it...

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