The true cost of food

August 14, 2012 by  
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What is the full natural capital cost of your morning orange juice? A debut monthly column looks at the hidden price tags.

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Mitt Romney’s Energy Plan: Boost Big Oil, Slash Environmental Protections

October 26, 2011 by  
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Gage Skidmore via Flickr / CC BY 2.0 Time to face the facts: Mitt Romney is going to win the GOP nomination. Barring some totally crazy left-field development, Romney is on track to become the Republican presidential candidate. As such, we should be taking his energy proposal seriously — and it’s 100% ugly. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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One Way To Buck A Great Recession

October 26, 2011 by  
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John Laumer/ CC BY 1.0 I’ve been up since before sunrise cutting up a deer and processing the meat for freezing. This photo shows how it looked out on my deck by late morning. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Keystone XL Pipeline Will "Comfort Our Enemies", US Brigadier General Says

October 26, 2011 by  
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sbamueller / CC BY-SA 2.0 Some opposition to the proposed and increasingly controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline coming from a novel, but ultimately not surprising, source: Writing in The Hill , retired US Army brigadier general

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500 MW Solar Power Plant Will Be Southwest Africa’s Largest

October 26, 2011 by  
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Santiago Medem / CC BY-SA 2.0 A massive new solar power plant is in the works for Namibia , Renewable Energy World reports. The proposed project, to be built near the capital Windhoek by SSI Energy Solutions, currently has a power purchase agreement with the Namibian governme… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Pumpkin with Chilies and Thai Basil

October 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: kelly Rossiter/ CC BY 2.0 When I was a kid we never had pumpkin any way except in pies and pumpkin bread . The only fresh pumpkin we ever had was for carving at Halloween. Now I roast them, use them in soups and

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6 Prototypes With Interesting Uses For Bamboo and Silk From Buenos Aires

October 25, 2011 by  
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© Paula Alvarado The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Design Center recently organized a workshop to encourage local designers to explore the possibilities of bamboo and artisan silk as materials…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Wretched Excess, Packaging Dept: Collingwood Whisky’s Flat Bottle And Plastic Top

October 24, 2011 by  
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Lloyd Alter/ CC BY 2.0 We’re big fans of local food and artisan products, so when I heard about a whisky made in Collingwood, Ontario, where I have snowboarded for years, I had to try it out. It is not bad stuff, has a nice touch of maple in it. The problem is the packaging. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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India Will Install 3,000 MW Wind Power This Year, Up 39% From 2010

October 24, 2011 by  
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Land Rover Our Planet / CC BY-ND 2.0 India’s making some good progress in wind power : According the HSBC Global Research (via Business Standard ), India is on track to install 2,984 MW of new wind power in 2011 — … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Soccer Moms Can Be Survivalists Too (Video)

October 24, 2011 by  
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Peak Moment TV / YouTube video Screengrab via OWOO “I was a middle-age soccer mom with a pile of kids and a mini-van. I didn’t have a retreat, and I didn’t own a gun, and I wasn’t afraid of people particularly. I didn’t expect the mutant zombie bikers to come after me. I just wanted to make sure that no matter what happened, that I could feed my kids. That I could keep them warm, that I’d have water and lights.” … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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