Why Does Congress Hate Pheasants?

September 9, 2011 by  
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Image credit:J. Laumer, circa 1976 Time was, if you were unemployed in the upper Midwest during fall at least you had pheasant season to look forward to. At least that . The fall leaves lifted your mood.. Something good to eat was yours if you shot straight.. A few feathers for your daughter to insert into her braids. And, some bang..bang exercise before the snows came. Not any more. Congress has managed to ruin even that. Congress began by significantly upping corn ethanol incentives, encouraging farmers to plow fence row to fence row. Corn exports were encouraged for a climate-disaster wracked China. ‘Why stop here?’…Congress asked i… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Mom Fined $535 After Her Daughter Saved a Baby Bird

August 2, 2011 by  
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Photo: marabuchi / cc If a nation can be judged for how they treat their animals — does the same apply for how it rewards those who treat them well? When 11-year-old Skylar Capo of Fredericksberg, Virgina, saw an abandoned baby woodpecker in her father’s yard and a cat threatening to eat it, she did what any kindhearted child who wants to be a veteranian would do: she rescued it. With her mother picking her up soon, Skylar decided it would be best to release the bird at her house. But before they made it home, the Good Samaratan and … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Finally. Graduate Sustainable Design Showcase Goes National

August 2, 2011 by  
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The Society for Responsible Design, founded in 1989, may be one of the oldest professional associations committed to the pursuit of environmentally and socially aware design. Now, after eight years of dedicated volunteer hard yards showcasing state-based graduate works, they’ve finally been able to give the exhibit the national exposure that new ecodesign deserves. 32 talented graduates, representing eight design streams have lent 26 of their inspiring projects to the SRD Change 2011 exhibition. See the projects first hand, as they take over the complete upper ground floor of a

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Drink it In: 14 Buildings Made from Plastic Bottles

May 6, 2011 by  
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[ By Steph in Art & Design & Home & Garden . ] Plastic bottles are somewhat of a scourge, with 2.4 million tons of PET plastic discarded every year – how can we prevent many of these bottles from littering the earth? Maybe more of us should be building plastic bottle houses, which are cheap to construct and surprisingly durable

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What can I reuse or recycle to make a draft excluder?

December 7, 2010 by  
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Ok, put your hand up if you’re cold. I’m guessing everyone in the northern hemisphere is waving at their computers right now. It’s pretty brr.

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Is This Ad Too Scary for Television? (Video)

March 17, 2010 by  
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Britain’s independent watchdog agency, the Advertising Standards Association, has decided it is. The ad, which features a a father reading a bedtime story to his daughter about the the impacts of climate change, caused a stir when it was first released. The ASA has now “rebuked” the government for the ad campaign–which includes 4 print ads as well as the TV spot–saying that the campaign “exaggerates the threat Britain faces” as …

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Could Health Care Bill’s Passage Endanger Energy Reform?

March 17, 2010 by  
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Photo via Atro City News There’s one major way that it feasibly could–and that’s if the passage of a health care bill causes Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to jump ship on energy reform efforts. Josh Nelson grapples with this possibility in a good piece over at EnviroKnow, noting the senator’s threats to bail on energy reform if the Democrats use the reconciliation process to pass parts of the health care legislation.

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Post Cap & Trade, Manufacturing Jobs Will Move To US States With Greener Power, Not China

March 17, 2010 by  
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States that could, in the future, attract manufacturing jobs using low reliance on coal as a marketing tool. Image credit: J.Laumer, with USEIA data. A few days ago I asserted that total coal consumption per state is a more useful metric than coal dependency for electricity.

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Don’t Bogart That Tree: It’s Not Really Carbon Neutral

March 17, 2010 by  
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Boiler at Middlebury College; The Independent/ Trent Campbell Mason Inman at National Geographic News is excited about large-scale use of wood as fuel. Looking at Middlebury College’s new biomass boiler and generator, he writes: Trees suck CO2 out of the air as they grow and then release roughly the same amount of CO2 when they’re burned in the advanced power plants, said Jack Byrne, d… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Gabrielle Anwar Lives the Simple Life, Meryl Streep’s Message for Moms, and More

March 5, 2010 by  
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Photo via EcoStiletto Actress Gabrielle Anwar –most famous for her Scent of a Woman tango with Al Pacino and her current role on USA’s Burn Notice knows that the lessons you learn as a kid are the ones most likely to stay with you–whether that means teaching her daughter that acting isn’t all that glamourous or instilling good, green habits at a young age. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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