Miscellaneous Green Archives

Bacon wrecks the best-laid plans

By Sarah Miller

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I have now gone 30 days without eating meat. Well, that is not entirely true: The other day, I was making my boyfriend a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich and without even thinking about it, I ate a piece of bacon.

It was pretty small — about the size of a postage stamp. But I ate it.

I told a friend, and he asked me if I felt guilty. I have to say I really didn’t. Maybe I am too easy on myself, but I am conducting a sort of experiment, and what I
Source: Grist

Top 10 Tech Stories From January

By Jaymi Heimbuch

Drones scan for rhino poachers, self-repairing wires, hedgehog robots on the moon, disillusionment with gadgets, make a battery with pennies, and more!
Source: Tree Hugger

By Christopher Weber

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Bartlett Durand is the rare local-food entrepreneur who has no trouble turning a profit: Durand’s Black Earth Meats processes and sells grass-fed beef, and these days grass-fed beef sells like crazy.

Located near Madison, Wis., Black Earth is an abattoir, an old-fashioned butchery containing everything from a slaughterhouse to a retail store. Its sales have doubled in four out of the last five years. Durand expects them to jump again this year, from $6 million to $10 million. Orders have poured in so swiftly that, in addition to artisan butchers, Black Earth
Source: Grist

By Jaymi Heimbuch

When I decided to purchase an e-reader, I didn’t realize the consumerist conundrum it would crack open.
Source: Tree Hugger

6 Designs that Have Shaped the (Modern) World

By Bonnie Alter

You will probably recognize most of these design items, now their story and impact is being examined in a new show. […]
Source: Tree Hugger

By Tom Laskawy

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According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single food most likely to make you sick isn’t ground beef or ground turkey but rather … leafy greens! In other words, the “good for you” stuff. Dang.

In the 10 years between 1998 and 2008, produce caused 42 percent of food-borne illnesses, according to the study, with leafy greens alone accounting for 23 percent. Most of the produce-related illness was norovirus, which for most people is a nasty, messy, but brief experience. Produce was also the cause of
Source: Grist

England Decides Not to Sell Off Public Forests

By Michael Graham Richard

The government of England has decided that it won’t sell 15% of the public forests after all, opting instead to create a more independent trust to manage those forests for future generations.
Source: Tree Hugger

Is There a Car vs. Bike War? Seattle Says "No"

By A.K. Streeter

A new poll of people in Seattle finds that a majority just want safer streets for all. We’ve got a few ideas!
Source: Tree Hugger

By Michael Graham Richard

One of the most interesting cars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show was the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid. It’s interesting not only because it’s a plug-in, but also because it represents the first step in a longer journey.
Source: Tree Hugger

Places Birds Sleep

By Chris Tackett

Birds are pretty great at eating bugs, but they also get tired. Here’s where they sleep. […]
Source: Tree Hugger

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