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Use of Designer Crops Increases, Home Gardeners Keep Heirloom Strains Alive


Despite persistent questions by some about the health of eating genetically engineered (GE) crops or the food from animals that eat them, and concerns about their impact on the environment, the use of these new designer plants has risen sharply. … Continue reading

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Save the Poles Expedition: Journey to Ends of Earth Documents Climate Change


Sitting within the comfort and convenience of home and waxing eloquent about the need to fight anthropogenic climate change was definitely not an option. Making the changes in day to day life to move toward a sustainable environmentally sound future, … Continue reading

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An Oil Spill of a Different Sort, but No Less Deadly


Plastic pollution is poisoning the world’s seas and leaving a trail of death throughout the oceanic wilderness. It serves as a largely unseen testament to the awful cost of fossil fuel dependency, which has seeped into nearly every aspect of daily … Continue reading

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Making Plastic From Plants: A Step Toward an Oil Free Future


The gusher in the gulf continues to spew, the oily sheen and clumpy globules seeping into every nook and cranny of the marine environment along hundreds of miles of coastline. Not a bad time to consider the extent to which … Continue reading

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The Costner Oil Separator Stands Ready to Help in Gulf Oil Spill


In the mid-1990s while filming the movie “Waterworld” actor Kevin Costner began working on a way to clean up maritime oil spills. He purchased the rights to technology developed in concert with the Department of Energy after the Exxon Valdez … Continue reading

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How Green is Your Money?


Every day we make choices that not only shape our own experience, but impact other life around us and the world. Some of the most significant far-reaching choices involve how we choose to use money. And so we buy local. … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of Ocean Energy


“It is estimated that harnessing just 2 one-thousandths of the oceans’ untapped energy could provide power equal to current worldwide demand.”–Annette von Jouanne founder of the Wave Energy program at Oregon State University (OSU) With 70 percent of the world’s … Continue reading

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