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9 Surprising Facts About Junk Food | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

"This," Witherly [a food scientist] said, "is one of the most marvelously constructed foods on the planet, in terms of pure pleasure." " He ticked off a dozen attributes of the Cheetos that make the brain say more. But the one he

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PureMadi: Clay and Sawdust Water Filters for Home Use

Green Prophet

We love just about anything that is made with earth – a vast, renewable resource eclipsed by more modern materials.

Ricky Martin Feels ‘Amazing’ on New Vegetarian Diet

Eccorazzi

Singer and international star Ricky Martin announced on twitter late last night that he went vegetarian seven weeks ago. Read More The post Ricky Martin Feels ‘Amazing’ on New Vegetarian Diet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegetarian ricky martin

Coppice management

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith, RFS, RFA, EcoFor The management of woodlands and forests by means of coppicing – Niederwaldbewirtschaftung in German – is often, especially elsewhere in Europe, but also in the UK, only seen as a means to produce firewood and, maybe, beanpoles and some charcoal.

New Clean Tech Map Reveals Israel’s Global Green Influence

Green Prophet

Israel NewTech has launched a interactive map of green Israeli innovations as part of a new Industry, Trade & Labor Ministry campaign that aims to showcase the country’s international influence in the clean tech and energy sectors.

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Eco Fashion Market Week Favorites from Designers & Agents: What We’ll Be Wearing This Fall

Eco Chic

Designers and Agents (d&a) hosted another successful Fall/Winter showcase, packed with designers from all around the world.

White Stork in New York

10,000 Birds

Imagine coming home after a long day at work, pulling into your driveway, looking up on the roof, and seeing a White Stork perched there.

“Lazy” Brits? Over two-thirds would work for nothing to land dream job

Green (Living) Review

Over two-thirds of the British public would be prepared to work for nothing for up to three months if it meant landing their dream job, according to a new survey of over 16,000 people from visionary social media-based recruitment website www.staffbay.com.

Not even the fish are safe from sequestration

Environmental Economics

Alaska will be hit with the second-highest cut in grants for fish and wildlife protection, to the tune of $2.1 million. That's more than every other state except Texas.    via www.businessinsider.com.

Help Stop the Privatization of BC's Public Forest Lands!

Green (Living) Review

The Marsh Wren Singing and Gathering Nesting Material

10,000 Birds

If you have ever visited an area where cattail and/or bulrush thrive, you will undoubtedly have heard the call of the Marsh Wren ( Cistothorus palustris ) in the winter and spring. These vociferous little birds can usually be heard throughout the freshwater and saltwater marshes in North America.

DIY Home Remedy: Calming Lavender Essential Oil Air Freshener

Hug a Tree with Me

Essential oils are great at freshening up stale air without polluting it. Different oils put you in certain moods. The recipe below combines Lavender oil with Orange oil, the oils marry well together and promotes serenity and calmness.

A Better Place

Green Home Blog

Israeli entrepreneur, Shai Agassi, is one of the leaders of the next generation of ‘giving the finger’ to the antiquated, bloated, often corrupt, greedy and irresponsible fossil fuel industry.

Review of Mommys Bliss Natural Sweet Slumber Products

Hug a Tree with Me

There is absolutely nothing better than waking up refreshed after a great night’s sleep. To sleep soundly and peacefully is one of life’s pleasures; we want peaceful sleeping for ourselves and especially for our little ones, because when our babies sleep peacefully, we sleep peacefully.

Little Barrier Island and the New Zealand Storm-petrel

10,000 Birds

Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland was already one of the most important offshore reserves in New Zealand. The island was mostly forested through its history and never had introduced browsing mammals, meaning it had an intact flora.

Important message from Sainsbury's

Green (Living) Review

Recent events have raised significant questions about the authenticity of beef on sale in the UK. I wanted to reassure customers that, following a programme of around 250 tests in line with Food Standards Agency guidance, no horsemeat has been found in any of our products. As you would rightly expect, we have one of the most extensive quality control programmes in the industry and we apply the same checks right across our products - from basics to Taste the Difference.

Wild Foods: Edible Foraging from Martha Stewart

Green Living Ideas

In the March 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Living , readers get a chance to learn how to find ingredients in a totally new way- by foraging for weeds, seeds, and plants in the wild !

The Free Farm

The Green Changemakers

The Free Farm "They grow tons of food right in the city and then give it away for free at the Free Farm Stand.no money involved whatsoever. A really amazing way to help feed people who need it most." Love their vision ?:

WATCH: Two Rehabilitated Sea Lions Released Into the Wild

Eccorazzi

If you need some help getting through hump day, we've got the video for you. Two very happy sea lions were released back into the wild at Laguna Beach after being rehabilitated. Read More The post WATCH: Two Rehabilitated Sea Lions Released Into the Wild appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Terrible Hot Air Balloon Accident in Egypt Claims 19 Lives

Green Prophet

At 7am on Tuesday, a frightful explosion rocked Luxor, where ancient Egyptian antiquities draw scores of tourists each year. The blast that engulfed a hot air balloon in mid air was heard and felt several kilometers away.

Watch Live: How the US Navy Is Leading the Charge on Clean.

Mother Jones

Event live stream to start 02/27/13 around 9:30 a.m. EST: The US Navy is now leading the charge towards clean energy?which which is big news for national security and even climate change. Through investments in biofuels

Modern Agriculture is Stressing HoneyBees -Let's Go Native

Celsias

Honeybees are in trouble – a stressful lifestyle and an unhealthy diet are being compounded by mite attacks – but we needn’t panic about pollination.

Sequester Carbon , Not Spending

Celsias

We are just days away from the long-dreaded sequestration-- $85 billion in spending cuts that will give Americans a taste of the same brand of austerity that sparked strikes and riots in Greece and Spain.

Australian Coal Exports: A Climate Change Boomerang

Celsias

The Australian continent might be about 4,000 km wide from east to west, but even the far west coast cannot escape the winds of Cyclone Rusty and the alarming impacts of climate change caused by coal mining, such as the planned Galilee Basin project, in the nation's east.

Loomio

Celsias

It’s hard to feel pessimistic about the potential of human organizing when you talk with Richard Bartlett and Benjamin Knight from Loomio.org, a project born out of the Occupy movement of 2011 in Wellington New Zealand. Loomio is a software application built for group empowerment and decision-making. It could very likely have a big impact on the way current societies manage themselves, gain access to power - and respond to local emergencies.