Another Reason to Curb Light Pollution: For the Bugs

June 13, 2011 by  
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Photo by Klim Levene We’ve extolled the virtues of dark skies here before, most recently with an International Dark Sky Park designated for Michigan . It turns out less light pollution is good not only for the human soul, but for our insect friends

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Natalie Portman Sings the Virtues of Recycling + Chu & Schwarzenegger Tell Grads US Must Go First (Video)

March 2, 2011 by  
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It’s not too often I (or anyone) gets to write about Natalie Portman , Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steven Chu in the same post, so I’ve got to seize the opportunity. Two videos coming across my virtual desk this morning that are both worth watching for their serious message and unintentional humor. Above is a much younger Natalie Portman–which comes to us now via

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Interface Studio Builds Modular Student Residence

November 11, 2010 by  
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Image Credit The Modules Philadelphia architects Interface Studio are known to TreeHugger for their work with PostGreen and on the 100K house . They have also just completed a modular student residence at Temple University that really does demonstrate the virtues of modular construction…

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Standing Desk Workstation by Ursula Maier Has The Works in a Drawer

March 19, 2010 by  
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One of the virtues of standing desks is that they can take up a lot less space. Here is a neat tower that gives you a place to store your notebook, but also has all kinds of storage and features including a printer drawer, sockets and plugs for projectors and accessories and even a sound system….

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the other light meat.

January 14, 2010 by  
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By now you know that raising animals for human consumption has a huge environmental impact, so hopefully you’re trying to reduce the amount of meat you’re eating.  To supplement protein in your diet, would you ever consider eating….bugs?  Here’s some food for thought:  It’s up to 20 times more efficient to raise insect protein than beef per pound, because bugs don’t ‘waste’ food energy on things like raising their body temperature or making bones, fur, feathers, and other stuff we can’t eat.  It also takes 1000 times less water to raise insects for protein than animals.  For real.  Sure, bugs are small, but they pack a lot of protein too.  A 4oz hamburger patty contains 28 grams of protein, but so does a caterpillar!  While the thought of chomping on a caterpillar might give you the willies, a caterpillar emits no methane gas, consumes virtually no water and does not leave a river of toxic, e-coli ridden feces behind.  On the blog girlmeetsbug.com , Daniella Martin extols the virtues of eating insects from an environmental, humanitarian and culinary perspective.  The site even has a chart of nutrition facts , so you can easily weigh the difference between ants and beetles.  Ok, ok.  Eating bugs isn’t for everyone, but give it some thought — 80% of the world’s humans are doing it! Thanks to Daniella Martin for suggesting this tip!

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