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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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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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New Cell Phone Study Says Hang Up & Use a Land Line

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Author: the Inkslinger

No Cell PhonesIf you’re a cell phone user (and who isn’t?), you’ve no doubt been reading along for several years as we’ve reported various studies addressing the safety of this technology. Some have said that cell phones are safe to use.

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Pet Project: New Initiative for Healthier Animals

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Author: the Inkslinger

Alaskan MalamuteHere’s a simple question: why has every single dog I’ve known in the last 15 years died of cancer? Because it wasn’t like this when I was a kid. Dogs grew up. Lived a long time. Died of old age.

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New Climate Bill Faces Business Heat

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Author: the Inkslinger

DroughtWhile there’s plenty each of us can do to prevent climate change, a lot of the positive action that needs to happen will take place when federal laws and agency rules mandate reductions in industrial emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Web Site of the Month: Putting Some Serious "E" in Our Electronics

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ElectronicsOurs is now a truly wired world and the gizmos we use to connect to it are necessities. Since we couldn’t give up our computers, cell phones, and iPods even if we wanted to, the question is how can we handle them in a responsible way?

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