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The Do's and Don'ts of Doggie Doo Doo

by: EJ on 05/21/2015

Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the US home. Pets don’t use toilets.  What could possibly go wrong?

Rose Seeman, the self-proclaimed Dono Quixote of Doo, has considered this question in depth.  Speaking of depth, eighty-three millions dogs produce 11 million tons of waste per year.  This is enough to cover 10 football …

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Students Arrested at Sit-In

by: EJ on 04/20/2015

Students at Yale, Harvard and University of Mary Washington made the news last week when they were arrested  during non-violent protests. What burning social justice issue were these students protesting?  War? Student fees? Minimum wage?  No, these students were protesting the fact that their universities are refusing to #divest from fossil fuels.

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Biodiesel: Evil or Sexy?

by: Sara on 04/14/2015

Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for any do-it-yourself enthusiast who want to reduce their dependence on Big Oil. Today's blog post is from the introduction of Lyle Estill and Bob Armantrout's new book, Backyard Biodiesel, How to Brew Your own Fuel,
where the virtues of biodiesel are debated. 

Designed to be …

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Announcing "Afterburn", Richard Heinberg's Greatest Hits

by: EJ on 03/12/2015

Richard Heinberg is our guest today announcing his most recent book, Afterburn:Society Beyond Fossil Fuels, which is now off press. 

The advent of fossil fuels changed the world profoundly (giving us everything from plastics and automobiles to global warming); the inevitable and rapidly approaching end of the oil-coal-and-gas era will likewise …

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The Top Ten Things You Can Do to Help Stop Climate Change

by: Sara on 02/24/2015

Today's blog post comes to us from Carrie Saxifrage, the author of the compelling and unusual memoir, The Big Swim, Coming Ashore in a World Adrift. Carrie is a journalist and author whose work on First Nations response to the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline has garnered critical acclaim. In 2006, she committed herself to the most …

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