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Alternative Energy: Will U.S. Lead or Follow?

Alternative Energy: Will U.S. Lead or Follow?

By Seth Doane In the wake of the Gulf oil disaster, calls for cleaner, greener energy, are growing louder. “Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash America’s innovation to seize control of our own destiny,” President Obama said in June. If that rallying cry sounds strangely familiar, it […]

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A Battle in Mining Country Pits Coal Against Wind

A Battle in Mining Country Pits Coal Against Wind

photo by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times By TOM ZELLER Jr. LORELEI SCARBRO’S husband, Kenneth, an underground coal miner for more than 30 years, is buried in a small family cemetery near her property here at the base of Coal River Mountain. The headstone is engraved with two roosters facing off, their feathers ruffled. Kenneth, […]

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The Year-Round Gardener: Hydroponics Offers A Healthy Alternative To Organics

The Year-Round Gardener: Hydroponics Offers A Healthy Alternative To Organics

Organic food is not a fad; it’s a phenomenon that’s here to stay. The principle goal of organic agriculture is to minimize soil degradation and erosion, decrease pollution while optimizing biological productivity in harmony with the environment. There is no disputing that organically grown produce is better for the environment and tastes better than soil […]

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What do YOU Think of Copenhagen: the Climate Summit?

What do YOU Think of Copenhagen: the Climate Summit?

Here is a good article providing an excellent overview on the issues.  While some climate doubters claim that temperatures are not rising, the acidification of the oceans and melting of Greenland is increasing every year at an upward pace. From the Boston Globe. More than 190 countries are meeting in the Danish capital through Dec. […]

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Time for a new course on industrial hemp

Time for a new course on industrial hemp

This important story comes to us from The Bismarck Tribune, and covers one fourth-generation farmer with the courage to speak out in favor of Industrial Hemp farming in America. Author Credit: WAYNE HAUGE. Enjoy! I am a fourth generation farmer, grandfather of three, and have never been arrested for anything. I traveled to Washington, D.C. […]

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Learn about the impact of soy foods on our health and environment

Learn about the impact of soy foods on our health and environment

Anyone who consumes soy foods may benefit greatly from learning more about soy foods and its impact on our health and environment. Look for Nutiva founder John Roulac’s upcoming Hemp vs Soy Foods article on our own blog in the coming week. Also, check out this article about a soy protein factory explosion resulting from […]