Factory Farming Is Not the Best We Have to Offer

October 25, 2011 by  
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© Derek Goodwin Over the last half-century in the US, small farms have been replaced by large, industrialized operations that treat animals and the natural world as mere commodities. This factory farming system, which slaughters animals by the billions, costs us all dearly…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How Organic Farmers and Ethical Consumers are Taking on the Mafia

October 25, 2011 by  
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UK In Italy / CC BY-ND 2.0 A few years ago, a friend of mine attended a Slow Food event in Italy. She recounted how one farmer had stood up and desperately pleaded for the artisan food movement to take on organized criminals. Without loosening their grip on farm supply and produce distribution, the farmer argued, it was impossible to make a sustainable living working on the land. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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California Senate Votes to Ban Styrofoam Containers

June 7, 2011 by  
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The California state legislature has voted to ban polystyrene foam (aka Styrofoam ) take out containers.  Restaurants and other vendors will no longer be able to package food or drink in the material starting January 1, 2014.

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Energy Bag Offers New Storage for Wind Power

June 4, 2011 by  
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Canadian firm Thin Red Line Aerospace is working on the first test deployment of its energy storage system for use with off-shore wind turbines. The Energy Bag provides power storage as “undersea compressed air energy storage” (CAES) to store compressed air deep underwater, and then release it again to drive generators when more power is needed. Storing power for peak load demand or for periods of intermittent wind are an important part of developing a responsive wind generation system that can effectively contribute to the grid at all times

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