Ostrich Eggs and Other Exotica Hit the Supermarkets

August 23, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter Ostrich eggs, giant satsumos, yellow raspberries and $300 potatoes: are we bored yet? All kinds of exotic foods are hitting the supermarkets this summer. Let’s start with the ostrich eggs: they are big and expensive and it takes an hour to boil them. Make them for egg salad sandwiches–be the envy of your co-workers. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Wine Goes Hyper-Local As Urban Wineries Catch On

April 28, 2010 by  
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Dashe Cellars in Oakland; Erin Kunkel for The Wall Street Journal A vineyard in Napa is expensive and grapes take a long time to grow. But lots of wineries buy their grapes from vineyards they don’t own, so why do it out in the country when you can be near your customers? In Oakland, California, warehouse space is cheap; Ben Worthal of The Wall Street Journal writes that the City actually gives money to people who…

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Cactus Gum Could Be the Secret to Cheap, Clean Water for Everyone

April 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via kretyen Millions of people lack access to clean water globally, and that lack of access – or rather, access to unsafe drinking water – kills as many as 15 people per minute . We have many options for filtering water, but a primary problem with clean water technologies is they’re expensive and not simple to maintain once placed where they’re needed. Yet, that could change.

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US & Canada Lose Higher Percentage of Forests Than Brazil

April 27, 2010 by  
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photo: Owen Renn via flickr. All I can say is wow! Mongabay is highlighting a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences which reveals that between 2000 and 2005 over one million square kilometers of forest were chopped down worldwide, with both the United States and Canada losing a greater percentage of forest than the poster children of tree destruction, Brazil and Indonesia.

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Slashing Solar Costs: Group Purchasing for Cheaper Energy

December 13, 2009 by  
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Image credit: 1Bog From solar shingles to solar thermal water heating , there’s no doubt many of us greenies covet the idea of creating at least some of our own energy. The trouble is, it can be an expensive and intimidating process. That’s why Matthew’s coverage of 1BOG solar group purchasing in ..

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Scotttish Researchers Revolutionize Wind Turbine Engineering With Minor Tweak

November 28, 2009 by  
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A wind turbine efficiency breakthrough by Dr Markus Mueller and Dr Alasdair McDonald of the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Energy Systems has the potential to revolutionize the wind energy industry by making large turbines more failure-proof by cutting their weight in half. It is expensive and hazardous sending workers out to off-shore wind farms for repairs when there is a mechanical failure.

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say no to blow.

November 9, 2009 by  
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Cocaine sucks: it’s illegal, it’s expensive and it’s bad for your health. As if that’s not bad enough, a recent article on the Sierra Club’s website states that for every gram of cocaine snorted, four square meters of rainforest are destroyed

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