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Air Apparent: Airlines Test Alternative Fuels For Cleaner Flying

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Author: the Inkslinger

ContrailIf it really is a small world after all, aviation has made it that way. It’s no understatement to say that Life As We Know It would be something quite different without air travel.

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Smart Grids Are a Powerful New Idea In Energy Conservation

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Author: the Inkslinger

Electricity PylonMost of us don't spend a lot of time thinking about the electric grid that powers our computers and washing machines. But its days of anonymity are almost over.

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2T - Ride the Bus

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Low Carbon Diet

We in the Mad River Valley in Vermont have launched the Carbon Shredders -- a group of folks using the book
Low Carbon Diet by David Gershon to create a local movement of reducing the carbon footprint in the Valley by 10% by 2010.

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Recycling at Small Dog Electronics

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Author: JerryE

In speaking of genius, Edison could have as easily been describing a future of electronics recycling as being "one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." There was nothing particularly ingenious about processing 5 tons per hour in a parking lot.

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The Hidden Meat of the Food Miles Debate

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Author: the Inkslinger

CowThere’s a lot of carbon consciousness emerging. And it’s a happy thing. People everywhere are becoming aware of how daily life contributes to the climate crisis and how we can lower these impacts.

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Planting Trees May Uproot Asthma

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Author: the Inkslinger

Children and TreesThough it always seems a bit odd to those of us who value it for its own intrinsic sake, the environmental science community has more than once in the last few years attempted to figure out just what nature is worth. Trees always loom large in these assessments.

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Organic Dry Cleaning: Are You Getting Hung Out To Dry?

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Author: Seventh Generation

Lately, we've noticed that local dry cleaners around the country are touting a service called, "organic dry cleaning." Like anything with the magic "O" word attached, this sounds promising. Or is the consumer just being hung out to dry?

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What If Everyone Actually DID Switch to Seventh Generation?

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Author: the Inkslinger

Amazon LogoIt’s a cool thing to think about.

For a bunch of years, we’ve put what we call savings statements on the back of all our products to tell everyone about all the good things they’re doing when they bring our stuff home.

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Cures and Their Conundrums: Eco Silver Bullets Are Hard to Come By

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Author: the Inkslinger

Silver BulletEverybody loves a silver bullet. Load the chamber, pull the trigger, stop the beast in its tracks. These days the biggest beast we’re facing is unquestionably climate change.

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