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Home "tiny green remodeling"--what else is there? 9° (9 replies)

I've learned recently that in addition to buying products that are better for the environment (such as energy saving bulbs and biodegradable cleaning products), there are some things that homeowners can do to reduce the environmental impact of our homes. From a friend, I heard about installing grey water systems ...

Started by Lindsey K. in June 2009, about Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

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New research shows that BT Cotton kills the soil 3° (3 replies)

Recent research by Navdanya, the research organization set up by world renowned scientist Vandana Shiva, has shown that BT Cotton, Mon 810 produced by Monsanto, destroys the ecology of the soil by killing vital microorganisms necessary for the transfer of nutrients from the soil to the plant. Read more at ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

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EU continues to see the light and listen to reason 9° (4 replies)

See Organic Consumers Association http://www.organicconsumers.org/gelink.cfm " Although more than 70% of the non-organic food in American supermarkets contains genetically engineered ingredients, massive opposition to GMO crops in Europe has basically kept them off the market (except for imported animal feed). According to the majority the EU, biotech crops pose unacceptable ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Food, Genetic Modification, Organic

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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 13° (13 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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A Living Nightmare 3° (3 replies)

Imagine London before Dickens, before King Henry the VIII, in the 14th century. Teeming with the great unwashed, rivers of sewage in the streets. Now imagine London with even more people, unable to leave their homes. Now the rivers of sewage are underfoot at the kitchen table, in the bedroom, ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Little Chance for Climate Change Bill to Succeed Hits Senate 1° (1 reply)

The Senate <a title="Climate Change Bill Hits Senate With Little Chance For Success" href="http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2010/05/12/climate-change-bill-senate/">climate change bill</a> was unveiled Wednesday after months of partisan bickering and also the peevish defection of one of its main sponsors. Senators of Massachusetts, John Kerry, and Joe Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, presented a climate and ...

Started by Bryce W. in June 2010, about Climate Change

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BP: BOSTON'S PISSED! OR IS IT BIKE POWER? 1° (1 reply)

Melodeego puts Music into Action with New campaign and new CD Last Sunday a crowd gathered in Harvard Square to listen to a band play. What's unusual about this? The music was powered completely by two stationary bikes pedalled by volunteers from the audience. The band is Melodeego, which means ...

Started by Gregory Reinauer in August 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Design, Electric vehicles, Environmental Disasters, Events, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media

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Biofuels - a con right now, but the war for supremacy will only gather momentum 3° (3 replies)

Biofuels is big business - there's simply no debating that. What we need to do is think how to address the infrastructure/transport/genetic issues surrounding production, rather than screaming 'they're no good'! But we need to get this sorted soon, as methods for production will be too entrenched to change if ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Genetic Modification, Industry & Business, Transport

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Tim DeChristopher, a real American Hero 3° (3 replies)

He threw a spanner in the works of the Bush administration's industry controlled BLM by personally bidding on gas and oil leases being offered in some the of the most beautiful and pristine parts of the canyon country in the southwest. Of course he is now in need of a ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Pollution

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