Our Blog | November 2010

Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth about Cow's Milk and Your Health

by: EJ on 11/12/2010
Posted in: Health

Twenty-four million Americans suffer from diabetes, and one in three children are overweight or obese. Studies show that poor diet and physical inactivity are poised to overtake tobacco as the leading actual cause of death in the US. Dr. Joseph Keon, author of Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth about Cow's Milk and Your Health explodes the biggest …

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300 Years Of Fossil Fueled Growth in 5 Minutes

by: Heather on 11/08/2010
Posted in: Peak Oil

Via our good friends at Post Carbon Institute, check out this amazing animated short written and narrated by Richard Heinberg, author of Blackout, Peak Everything, and The Party's Over:

Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an …

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Guest Post - Albert Bates - The Biochar Solution

by: EJ on 11/05/2010
Posted in: Climate Change

Is biochar a solution? Do we run the risk of biochar becoming an industrial scale fix to climate change which only compounds the problem? Albert Bates, author of The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change explains his point of view on biochar as a important step in helping to reduce carbon in our atmosphere.

Our choice as a global …

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Join the TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch Event

by: Heather on 11/04/2010
Posted in: Events

We have written a number of times before about the horrific collection of plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the Pacific Gyre. This swirling island of trash is estimated to be "at a minimum the size of the state of Texas and possibly as large at the United States". Composed almost completely of plastic, …

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Eco-Libris Green Books Campaign

by: Heather on 11/01/2010
Posted in: Events

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 200 bloggers will take a stand to support books printed on environmentally-friendly paper by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 such books. Launched by Eco-Libris, this campaign aims to raise awareness about the need to use environmentally-friendly paper in book publishing, and to encourage book buyers to …

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