The Green Wrap-up 29.March, 2013

Humanity is doubling down on its Faustian climate bargain by pumping up fossil fuel particulate and nitrogen pollution. The more the Faustian debt grows, the more unmanageable the eventual consequences will be.
The Obama Administration’s new strategy to help protect our nation’s wildlife and plants from climate change is not only vague – it’s also optional. Released last Tuesday, the “National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy” has seven key points for conservation, yet it stops short of mandating that officials in power abide by the suggestions.
I have a confession: I’m a cynic when it comes to living small. I like to garden and ride bikes; I buy local whenever I can. But I don’t think my personal lifestyle choices are going to save the world — and neither will yours.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): I have to agree with some of the comments posted after this article, that there’s not necessarily a strict dichotomy between localist strategies and participating in large-scale movements. For one thing, I think that the author is devaluing the consumer’s power in choosing alternatives to conventional goods. I also think that the same individuals who go out of their way to buy local, garden or bike, are probably the ones who are more outspoken about big issues like climate change and food labeling.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added a new word to the wider public lexicon today when it proposed new emission and fuel standards for cars and gasoline: Tier 3.
Motor Trend has taken it upon itself to pit the lauded 2013 Tesla Model S against the venerable 1956 Citroën DS-19 in the magazine’s latest Head 2 Head video. In what realm do these two machines cross tracks?
Last night, I was eager to try to make a vegan snickerdoodle cookie. Snickerdoodles have always been one of my favorites, and to make a healthier version was on my must-do list. This recipe is great to make with children because they will especially enjoy rolling the cookie balls in sugar and cinnamon and licking their fingers too.

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