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Wind Energy and Climate Change - It's All Connected

by: Heather on 01/31/2011

My partner is a member of the IEEE - an international engineering organization made up, as far as I can tell, of very smart people who spend a lot of time thinking about technology. I like the fact that he belongs to this group, because he tends to leave the IEEE magazine lying around, which exposes me to a lot of material that most non-techie …

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Canadian Researcher Jude Isabella Recieves Funding from Environmental Journalists

by: EJ on 01/12/2011

Jude Isabella, a scientist, freelance writer and editor of YES Mag: The Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds was recently awarded a grant in the inaugural round of funding from the Fund for Environmental Journalism. The money goes towards work on her upcoming book about pacific salmon. She is investigating how human and salmon life histories are …

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Council of Canadians - Save our Water Petition

by: EJ on 09/01/2010

Last week I received a four page letter from Maude Barlow, National Chairperson for the Council of Canadians. I paid a lot of attention to it because my 12 year old son asked me what it was about, then asked me to read it aloud. I didn't really want to because this is what it said.

They're coming to take our water...
Dear Concerned Friend (that …

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Follow the Life Cycle of the Majestic Plastic Bag

by: Heather on 08/24/2010

Follow the epic journey of an intrepid bag as it travels hundreds of miles to join the thriving community of plastic known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This spoof is produced by Heal the Bay and narrated by actor Jeremy Irons in support of a bill to ban single-use plastic bags in California.

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Water and Oil - Vogue

by: EJ on 08/13/2010

Vogue is not a magazine I usually read, unless waiting for an appointment, but photographer Steve Meisel sure got my attention this time with his photo shoot in Vogue Italia this month.

Models, likened to oil covered birds, are shown languishing on the shore. Tyler Grey of Fast Company may not like this but for anyone who feels kinship to the …

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