Alligator Fat Biodiesel: Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean We Should

August 17, 2011 by  
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photo: William Warby / CC BY File this alongside making biofuels from the animal fat waste from factory farms: A new article in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research shows that alligator fat could be a good source for biodiesel. Some 15 million pounds of that fat is disposed of in landfills … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ecohome Design Awards Test Meaning of Term "Sustainable"

August 17, 2011 by  
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For years I have been asking my students at Ryerson School of Interior Design to define the term Sustainable Design , in the hope that someday, one of them will come up with one that makes sense. I am still waiting. EcoHome, the AIA’s green housing magazine, recently released their 2011 EcoHome Design Awards that “span the spectrum of sustainable design and high-performance features.”They certainly do…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Insect Snacks Get Safety Tests in European Union

August 17, 2011 by  
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Photo by dichohecho via Flickr CC Last week we took a poll of how many of you TreeHugger readers would eat insects if given the option, and for those of you who have, what you thought of them. The majority of you said sure, you’d try them at least once if not more and that they’re a pretty decent snack. Overall, we can agree that insects are an option for getting some protein, and they already are a popular snack in many cultures. The west has yet to really take to them, but that could change after the leggy snacks undergo safety testing in the EU a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Green Eyes On: A Conversation with Coral Brown

August 31, 2010 by  
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Image courtesy of Sara Snow In early November three amazing Yoga teachers will gather alongside the Sea of Cortez to host a yoga retreat called Pranic Oasis at the Racho Buena Vista resort in Cabo San Lucas. One of these is Prana Flow instructor, Coral Brown. Last week I spoke by phone with Coral to learn about her beginnings and what inspires her today

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UK Government Classifies Eco Activists as ‘Extremists’ Alongside Al Qaeda

January 26, 2010 by  
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Are these Extremists? The UK Government thinks so. Image via the Guardian Some disturbing news has just surfaced in the UK–it appears that its Ministry of Justice has taken to listing environmental protesters and activists alongside al Qaeda terrorists in its system for classifying ‘extremists’

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