Kraft Under Pressure to Remove Dyes

The good news is that by making that very statement, Kraft has just solidified the concept that was presented as Proposition 37 in California back in November. The proposition didn’t make it to law, but there was significant progress.

The Green Wrap-up 6.March, 2013

How climate change worsened violence in Syria In October 2010, just months before a Tunisian street vendor self-immolated and sparked what would become the Arab Spring, a prolonged drought was turning Syria’s verdant farmland into dust. Energy-Efficient Modern Home is Built Inside a Cave in Missouri If you’ve ever wanted to live in a cave, … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 5.March, 2013

Fukushima radiation reveals migratory habits of Pacific bluefin tuna The nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daichi in Japan was a very bad thing any way you look at it, but researchers are trying to make some good come out of it. As we wrote about last year, Pacific bluefin tunas carrying radioactive isotopes identified as coming … [Read more…]

A Green Thumb’s Guide to Early Spring Lawn Care

Spring is the season of rejuvenation when Mother Nature conjures greenery up from the dead of winter. She’ll need your help in reviving your garden’s landscape to its former green glory. So ready your green thumbs for early spring cleaning this year in preparation for a fruitful growing season. Post-Winter Lawn Work After the lengthy … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 4.March, 2013

Tesla charging situation woul benefit from more flexibility, less confrontation Tesla Motors would be better served making its Model S electric vehicles compatible with CHAdeMO and SAE combo connector fast-charging stations than by spending time taking on those pesky New York Times journalists who question the car’s advertised single-charge range, writes Plug In Cars’ John … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 3.March, 2013

February green car year-over-year vehicle sales plateau, Prius lags Americans may have finally gotten a taste of Toyota Prius overkill, hinted at by last month’s rare decline in year-over-year sales for the world’s most popular hybrid. The Prius’ decline caused overall advanced powertrain vehicle sales numbers in February to level off considerably relative to previous … [Read more…]

Vegetarian Chili Recipe!

I love butternut squash. I once embarrassed my boyfriend in the produce section of the grocery store by dancing around with a beautiful butternut and singing an improvised butternut song. Besides being my muse, it’s low in fat and high in fiber, and packed with vitamin C and carotenoids. Plus, it’s tasty! As a vegetarian, … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 2.March, 2013

Lord Monckton Threatens Climate Scientists, Again …Lord Monckton is currently on a tour of Australia. One of his appearances was in a rented room at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) where he told the audience that global warming has stopped – which it hasn’t. Equinox Passive House in Bulgaria Perfectly Aligns With the Sun This … [Read more…]

Great Activities for Battling Winter Bulge!

Many people seem to struggle with weight gain in the winter. Biologically, we as mammals are designed to eat more in the autumn months when the harvest is bountiful. Our bodies also tend to hang on to extra adipose tissue (body fat) for warmth. Plus, it’s easy to become inactive when it’s bitter cold outside, … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 28.February, 2013

On the ground at the BP Gulf oil spill trial This week marked the start of the civil trial against BP over its role in the 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 men and caused the worst spill in U.S. history. District judge Carl Barbier warned of a lengthy trial…BP … [Read more…]