5 Hearty Fall Pasta Recipes (and the Tools You Need to Make Them)

October 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: jules:stonesoup /Creative Commons From-scratch pasta is a little like fresh, homemade bread: If you take the time to make it, your guests won’t even pay attention to the rest of the meal. But fresh pasta is also a lot less time-consuming than it sounds — especially when you have the right tools. Try one of these hearty fall pastas — served with fresh herbs or butternut squash, walnut pesto or pumpkin-based dough — made with your own two hands (and, in some cases, a pasta machine attachment) and you’ll have a flavorful dish that makes for … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Making Biofuels from West Coast Forests is a Bad Idea

October 26, 2011 by  
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Flickr / CC BY 3.0 Let’s Not Repeat the Corn Ethanol Debacle Scientists from the Oregon State University have published in Nature Climate Change the largest and most comprehensive study to date on the environmental impacts of making biofuel from West Coast forests. What they found after crunching the data isn’t very encouraging for those who would like to revive the forestry sector by turning trees into fuel…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Kevlar-Coated, Disaster-Resistant House Retracts Below Ground (Video)

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© 10 Design In a future that may be rocked by natural disasters brought about by a changing climate, it may be a very good idea to have a disaster-resistant house. Though it may not be built anytime too soon, Hong Kong-based architecture firm 10design envisions a futuristic response to catastrophe in its lofted, Kevlar-coated house that can adapt to extreme weather by retracting into the ground, as this video shows:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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