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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Environmentalism
Posts on Regator:15672
Posts / Week:44.7
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

We’re eating chocolate faster than we can grow it

Climate change is fueling a global chocolate shortage -- and we aren't helping.

Big Oil doesn’t even need Keystone — all the more reason to kill it

The Keystone XL battle is mostly symbolic at this point, which makes winning even more important.

What a shrimp treadmill can teach us about science funding

Republicans contend that a shrimp treadmill isn't worth $3 million. They're right: It's priceless. (And only cost $47.)

Watch out, NYC, your backyard carrots might be pumped full of lead

The study found five out of seven garden plots had unsafe levels of toxic metals in the soil. Gulp.

Is 4-H trying to hook African farmers on costly seeds?

A conversation with author Kiera Butler about the ethical issues around introducing developing countries to hybrid seeds that are high-yield -- and high-cost.

Should we feed needy families junk food?

A reader wonders what to do with the low-nutrition food that's being donated for feeding the hungry. Umbra says put it in the bank.

Why the Democrats are stupid to allow a Senate vote on Keystone

The so-called "Hail Mary" to save Sen. Mary Landrieu's political hide is a pointless Kabuki dance.

What Harvey Milk can teach today’s green activists

As environmental causes move from national to local, we can take some notes from the tragic but phenomenally successful story of "The Mayor of Castro Street."

Louisville is gunning to be the most bike-tastic city in America

Louisville's impressive Neighborways system will slow down traffic, add trees, and implement green infrastructure citywide.

This recipe will convert any remaining brussels sprouts haters

Make a smarter stuffing with brussels sprouts, and learn the finer points of sprout preparation.

We’re hooked on this map of industrial fishing

This will make it easier to crack down on boats that are overfishing or illegally fishing in some of the most vulnerable parts of the oceans.

Obama pledges $3 billion for world climate fund, makes the GOP look even dumber

As Obama, our allies in Europe, and even China, commit to reduce emissions, Republicans are becoming more isolated by the day.

Your double cheeseburger is ruining everything

Science confirms meat, sugar, and fat really do mess up our bodies -- and the planet.

The Dark Lord of Coal Country could (finally) spend time behind bars

Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, has been indicted on charges that could land him in jail for 30 years.

Phew! Texas textbook publisher ditches climate denial

Pearson, the world's largest education publisher, nixes climate denial from its Texas textbook. Huzzah!

Overstock.com moves beyond flat-screen TVs to CSA boxes

The online retailer hopes to disrupt corporate ag by selling fare from small farms online.

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