High Noon for Natural Gas in Europe

March 16, 2005

Julian Darley, author of High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis, writes about the danger of Europe’s growing addiction to natural gas. Julian is a British environmental researcher living in Vancouver and is the director of the Post Carbon Institute. He runs an internet broadcasting station, GlobalPublicMedia.com and lectures widely on the profound…

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Biofuels Forever

March 15, 2005

Hey Folks! How about a Cure for Fossil-Fuel Addiction? “The use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today, but such oils may become, in the course of time, as important as petroleum … ” Question: Who said that, and when?

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Strange Bedfellows

March 15, 2005

As I promised on Friday, here is a full response to David Corn’s article that appeared on Alternet last week. When I wrote the original article, which also appeared on AlterNet, asking why prominent left-liberal authors published their books with big corporate publishers, I got some guff from a few progressives… and embraced by a…

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My e-mail to Mr. Corn

March 11, 2005

A continuation of the conversation sparked by Jennifer’s article which appeared on the Flaming Grasshopper March 2. David Corn of The Nation wrote a defense of his choice to sign with a large publishing house for his book The Lies of George W. Bush. Now, Jennifer writes him an e-mail and promises a more lengthy…

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put up or shut up…;-)

March 2, 2005

I’ve got an invitation for all progressive authors out there. How about putting your money and ideas where your mouths are? Why not work with independent book publishers to share with the public your thoughts about progressive politics, social justice, sustainability and media reform…instead of lining the pockets of the corporate publishers–and ultimately, the five…

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National Biodiesel Day

February 28, 2005

Farmers, engineers, environmentalists, and biofuel enthusiasts have reason to celebrate this month. March 18th is National Biodiesel Day, and this year will mark a 15% increase in the biodiesel industry over 2004, as promising information and legislation about the alternative fuel continue to crop up. The United States is a relative newcomer to the biodiesel…

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Good Food Corner: Spicy Fried Egg and Tomato

January 31, 2005

Add some punch to a bland winter afternoon. Dust off your frying pan and whip up some Spicy Fired Egg and Tomato for yourself or your family. Taken from This Organic Life by Joan Dye Gussow, this recipe is great for less-than-perfect tomatoes. Ingredients 1 mild green chili pepper 4 tablespoons unrefined corn oil 1…

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History Channel cites GMOs as a Doomsday Technology

January 31, 2005

Seeds of Deception author Jeffrey Smith appeared on a segment of the History Channel program Modern Marvels: Doomsday Tech, to talk about genetic engineering as a technological threat. The second hour of the show highlighted the potential threats of a large asteroid or comet, bioterrorism, dependence on computers, and genetic engineering. Jeffrey Smith writes, “Although…

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Patio Trophy: Backyard Bakery

January 31, 2005

Backyard masonry ovens have caught on! In an article in last Thursday’s New York Times Home section, Deborah Baldwin asked Bread Builders author Daniel Wing about a growing trend in building patio ovens. “People carry with them a memory of great meals and of great bread they’ve had in their life,” Dr. Wing said, “and…

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The Making of a New York Times Bestseller

November 1, 2004

All publishers aspire to have their books hit bestseller lists, and probably no list more so than the New York Times, the coup de grace of bestseller selections. So how does one achieve a spot on this compendium of all the books fit to list? It turns out the criteria are not as straightforward as…

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