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September 2006

Slowpoke

Jen Sorensen rocks. She rocks hard. She’s got more rocks than a gravel quarry. She’s like her own tectonic plate of cartoon coolness. Bless you, Jen Sorensen!

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Workers of the world, Cooperate!

I wish I’d learned of this soon, so as to give you more head’s up, but anyway… Here’s a flyer (Word .doc) for the 2nd Annual Worker Co-op Conference, in NYC, October 13-15. Co-ops are cool.

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The species that smelt it, dealt it

In other words, we humans are now discovering massive emissions of methane from under Siberian lakes, emissions resulting from the global warming we’ve caused. I first read of the permafrost-methane issue in Stephen Harding’s new, and totally awesome, Animate Earth. I’m not just plugging this because it’s the latest of Chelsea Green’s terrific books. I’m […]

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Nothing succeeds like success

Iraq torture ‘worse after Saddam’ BBC News Thursday, 21 September 2006 Torture may be worse now in Iraq than under former leader Saddam Hussein, the UN’s chief anti-torture expert says. Manfred Nowak said the situation in Iraq was “out of control”, with abuses being committed by security forces, militia groups and anti-US insurgents. Bodies found […]

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Capitalism with a green face

Branson Pledges Billions to Fight Global Warming September 21, 2006 The New York Times By ANDREW C. REVKIN Sir Richard Branson, the British magnate and adventurer, said today that all of his profits from his five airlines and train company, projected to be $3 billion through the next 10 years, would be invested in developing […]

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What Does Faith Have to Do with It?

Seattle had “teamsters and turtles”. I can’t think of a similarly assonant phrase, but the new combo these days is treehuggers and the Godly crowd.

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and throw away the key

Ratner on Democracy Now Attorneys Argue Senate Bills Would Allow for Lifelong Detention Without Trial, Torture Without AccountabilityAs the debate on Capitol Hill continues over the Bush administration’s plan for the treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody, we take a look at what is not being discussed: how both proposed bills in the Senate strip […]

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Greg Pahl spreads the word

In his spare time, Greg is not only finishing up a very super-duper new book for Chelsea Green, The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook, he’s also spreading the sane- and local-energy gospel through op-eds in the local papers. Latest score is in the Valley News this past Saturday (I think). (The Valley News is the daily paper […]

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More on crud into fuel

Updates on a 2003 article in Discover that seemed too good to be true. An interim report and a more recent update. Now it seems really cool, but why is it that every one of these Discover articles is from an April issue? Is this a cruel, long-running April Fool’s joke or what?

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Reduce, reuse, rediesel

Autobloggreen reports on a universal carbon-into-diesel development. From sewer sludge to affordable clean dieselResearchers from UC Riverside and a small company announced a new process yesterday that allows them to create diesel from pretty much anything that contains carbon. The process can convert sewer sludge, wood, agricultural waste, plain old trash, and even plastic into […]

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