Record-Breaking Temperatures Soar in the First Three Months of 2012

April 9, 2012 by  
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Global Warming photo from Shutterstock We know, we know: Discussing the weather can be, well, a bit boring. But with so many record-breaking temperatures recorded around the country this winter and spring, the unseasonably warm weather deserves to be a topic of conversation. And it wasn’t just March — the first three months of 2012 were 6 degrees higher than average in the lower 48 states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . As nice as it is to dust off that tank top in February, the warming trend is a serious cause for concern. Read the rest of Record-Breaking Temperatures Soar in the First Three Months of 2012 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , climatology , extreme weather , global warming , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , natural disasters , NOAA , Record-breaking heat , weather

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Turn Your Yard Into a Thriving Garden with Open Source Permaculture

April 9, 2012 by  
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Does your backyard look as barren as the Sahara? What if you could transform it into a thriving edible garden using ecological design principles?  Open Source Permaculture is giving you all the tools you need, providing a free site with expert tips for making a sustainable backyard garden more than a dream. Currently Open Source Permaculture  is offering a Q&A website, a gardener’s wiki, as well as a free Urban Permaculture Guide eBook.  Permaculture is a school of design rooted in ecological ethics and principles, and it can be used to design anything from a sustainable garden to green architecture. To find out more, just click ahead! + Open Source Permaculture The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco gardening , ecological design principles , edible garden , Open Source Permaculture , permaculture , sustainable garden , urban farms , urban gardening , urban gardens , Urban Permaculture Guide eBook

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Chicago Finally Gets Citywide Curbside Recycling Program, Due to Start in 2013

April 9, 2012 by  
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Residents of Chicago are set to finally have citywide curbside recycling , more than fifteen years after the City implemented its first recycling program . Rahm Emanuel announced that the program will go into effect by the summer of 2013, bringing an end the disorganized and counterproductive attempts under Chicago’s previous Mayor, Richard M. Daley, which left 359,000 without their access to curbside recycling programs. As the project expands next year, more than half the City’s residents will no long find themselves tossing recyclables in the trash, or sneakily placing their recycling in the bins of others. Read the rest of Chicago Finally Gets Citywide Curbside Recycling Program, Due to Start in 2013 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Blue Bin , Chicago Recycle , Citywide Recycling , curbside recycling , Landfill Diversion , Municipal Recycling , Municipal Waste , Rahm Emanuel , Recycling Garbage , recycling initiative , Richard M Daley

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