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July 2006

On biofuels, Brattleboro wants more-o

Brattleboro switches vehicle fleet to biodiesel July 17, 2006 By DANIEL BARLOW Southern Vermont Bureau BRATTLEBORO – Starting this fall, about three dozen of Brattleboro’s municipal vehicles will be running on biodiesel. The Brattleboro Select Board voted 5-0 last week to begin using the fuel, which comes from vegetable oil and burns cleaner than traditional […]

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On biofuels, Lester Brown has a frown

Supermarkets and Service Stations Now Competing for Grain By Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute July 17, 2006 Cars, not people, will claim most of the increase in world grain consumption this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that world grain use will grow by 20 million tons in 2006. Of this, 14 million […]

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The book’s not out yet, so this is kind of unfair of me to blog about already, but anyway, in Sippewissett, Tim mentions the microbial mats in the marsh. I just came across some pictures of the little critters and critterettes that make up the mats. Pretty snazzy.

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All the grease that’s fit to print

I hadn’t heard about the EPA’s recent rule to fine veggie cars. Mentioned in this NYTimes article by a happy convert. Doesn’t the EPA know that when running your car on grease is outlawed, only outlaws will run their cars on grease?

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Chelsea Green Launches Sciencewriters Imprint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2006 Contact: Jessica Saturley, (802) 295-6300, ext. 106 CHELSEA GREEN PUBLISHING COMPANY is pleased to announce the launch of Sciencewriters Books, a new imprint to develop outstanding works of science for the general public. Sciencewriters Books will be codirected by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, founders of Sciencewriters, an educational […]

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The World-changing Gardener

For Immediate Release July 21, 2006 Food Not Lawns How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community by Heather C. Flores Foreword by Toby Hemenway Contact: Jessica Saturley, 802-295-6300, ext. 106 Author Heather C. Flores proves that activism begins at home in her debut book Food Not Lawns. Growing […]

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It’s Official: Biodiesel is a Word!!

Its official: Biodiesel is a word. Biodiesel, along with ringtone, soul patch, and supersize have made it into Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. Soon you won’t have to deal with the red spell-check underline that annoyingly appear when you type biodiesel. And, the word can now earn you some hefty points if you manage to […]

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Really depressing

Mother of Suicide Vet Flies Old Glory Upside Down By Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive Posted on July 18, 2006, Printed on July 20, 2006 Terri Jones lost her son Jason Cooper just over a year ago. He was an Army Reservist in the Iraq War. On July 14, 2005, four months after returning home […]

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Ignorance is delicious

Oh to live on the USDA’s big rock candy mountain.

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We Might Be In Kansas After All

And if you are at the beginning of October, then you might be interested in attending the… 30th Anniversary of The Land Institute- Prairie Festival October 6-8, 2006 Not every non-profit organization that started with a $10,000 budget in 1976 is still going. This one started with a couple of dropped-out professor-teachers who came “back […]

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