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113 Articles by Raegan Payne

Biomass Energy :What is It ?

    What is biomass energy? It’s not fossil fuel energy, so if you’re a good student of alternative fuel sources you should know about this low-tech energy option.   I say low-tech because as long as people have been lighting fires they’ve been using biomass energy. But please don ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in May 2012, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Industry & Business

Pipistel's Electric Plane

    Introducing Pipistel’s all electric plane The Panthera. Not to be confused with the band Pantera.  Beside for minor problems with the name this plane might be the coolest little electric hot rod since the Tesla. The Panthera comes in three models: a fuel-efficient gasoline model with an engine that ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in May 2012, about Coal & Oil, Design, Emissions, Industry & Business, Travel

Hugh's Fish Fight -How You Can Be Part of it

Between 40 to 60 percent of the fish that are caught in the North Sea are thrown back dead. In 2011 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall went on a mission to find out why and ended up starting a grass routes movement that is rewriting government policy called Hugh’s Fish Fight. The ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in May 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (1 comment)

Monsanto Bees

In a move that would make Gargamel, Dr. Evil, andAuric Goldfinger proud, Monsanto has bought one of the leading bee colony collapse disorder (CCD) research groups, Beeologics, in an apparent effort to cover their sizable tracks and, of course, take over the world. Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMOs) crops ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in May 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Health, Industry & Business

Does Thorium Equal Clean Energy ?

    I, like many nerds, discovered the possibility of thorium as a nuclear fuel from a complex documentary starring thorium fanatic, NASA scientist, and brain-trust Kirk Sorensen.  You’d have to have a doctorate in physics to break down all the information Sorensen spews, but here’s what makes thorium exciting ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2012, about Design, Industry & Business, Nuclear

The Island President

  “The Island President” is that rare film, which is as effective an enviro-political documentary as tourism video. Wandering into the theatre to see the tale of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, and his fight to save his nation from rising sea levels, I left with a burning desire to spend ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2012, about Art & Culture, Celebrities, Climate Change, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

The SMURFF: A Big Green Innovation, Not a Tiny Blue Creature

    Santa Monica, CA introduces the world’s first runoff recycling facility and then, never ignoring a cross promotional opportunity, names it the SMURRF.  SMURRF stands for Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility. Its primary function is to eliminate pollution in Santa Monica Bay caused by urban runoff. The state of ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2012, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

Love and Diamonds

   “There was a time when love didn’t equal diamonds,” I explain to a girlfriend whose boyfriend is all but guaranteed to be her fiancée soon. She’s freaking out about whether he’s going to pick the right ring. I’m freaking out because I didn’t think ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in February 2012, about Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior (5 comments)

Why Being Green > Occupy Wall Street

   The Occupy Wall Street campaign has inspired millions across the country and the world to evaluate their governments and the strangle hold corporations have on career politicians.  Occupy New York has even managed to raise $500,000 to continue the fight “to end the tyranny of the 1%.” But ending ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in November 2011, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Finance & Money, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Shower With a Friend

Ladies and Gentleman, the following is an account of my weirdest volunteer activity as TheGoodMuse - yet.   I had never volunteered with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), but then I got this email, which said something like...   Come take a shower in the middle of the LA Convention ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in November 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Energy Saving, Food, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Water

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