Texas Getting Barbecued, While Rick Perry Doubles Down On Climate Denial

October 2, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Flickr , M. Karshis Where I live in Southeastern Pennsylvania garden vegetables lie unharvested, rotting in the mud. Lancaster farmers will be hard pressed to harvest their corn and uncovered firewood piles are ornamented with white fungus. We have it good compared to Texas, though. Farmers and wildlife in the Lone Star State face a bleak future brought on by sustained, extreme drought. Texas Governor Rick Perry is more focused on fanning the flames of climate denial than addressing the loss and misery. No matter that the shadow of extreme drought roughly outl… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Massive New York Times Story on Forests and Climate Change Ranks As A Must Read

October 1, 2011 by  
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A Greenpeace video tells the story of Indonesia’s threatened forests New York Times reporter Justin Gillis is out this morning with “With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors,” a recommended read for anyone concerned about how climate change is affecting the planet and what it means for the present and future. Gillis looks at the warning signs from the world’s forests and the signals aren’t good: wildfires, drought and insect infestations are putting vast tracts of forests under extreme stress, leading to feedback loops that result in more CO2 in the atmosphere. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fast Company’s iPad App Explores Best-Designed American Products

October 1, 2011 by  
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Photo: Screenshot of U.S. Design iPad app by Fast Company. If you seek out products that are “Made in America,” seek out this app. It’s called the ” United States of Design ” and was created by the Fast Company magazine folks. I may have come across it while looking for information on Toby Keith’s … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hurricane Irene and Extreme Weather Killed the Northeast’s Pumpkins. So No Halloween?

October 1, 2011 by  
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Photo: roland under a Creative Commons license . The effects of Hurricane Irene are still being felt long after the storm’s passing. As we start gearing up for Halloween, it turns out there’s a major glitch in the plans, the AP reported: a severe pumpkin shortage . Irene did major damage to farms in the North… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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7-Minute (!) Vegan Meal: Classy Canned Lentil Salad

October 1, 2011 by  
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Me and beans are becoming good friends. Between juggling a yoga studio, instructing, and fitting in my practice, they’re a colorful, nutrient-, protein- rich fix where lackluster granola bars once dominated my diet. Quick n’ simple, legumes deliver. They serve up whopping amounts of folate, potassium, iron and magnesium, good fats, soluble and insoluble fiber and don’t contain cholesterol. A few weeks ago I perched black beans upon quinoa in this

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Ramblers Way Creates Sustainable Luxury Casual Wear for Fall 2011

October 1, 2011 by  
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Ramblers Way wool button down. Photo: Ramblers Way Organic wool comfort wear company Ramblers Way founded by Tom and Kate Chappell, of Tom’s of Maine fame has come a long way since their first collection , comprised of natural blonde wool jersey knits in undergarment basics such as long johns and camisoles. For fall 2011, the Kennebunk, Maine-based fashion label incorporates color fr… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Shark Rescued By Venice Beach Surfers

October 1, 2011 by  
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Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmannix/552060084 In light of the hard-to-swallow story I wrote about shark fin soup a few weeks ago, I was thrilled see humans show some compassion for this stunning predator. Venice beach surfers risked getting bitten by a baby great white shark this week in order to save the little guy from almost certain death, according to a story on NBC Los Angeles …. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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