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Quick Bit from Mary Mazzoni
Hosted by the Cool Farm Institute in Hartland, Vt., the Cool Farm Tool is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The Cool Farm Tool ...

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Penguin Coalition on Climate Change: “Not That Bad”
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from Justin Gammill
In a surprising move today, the leader of the Antarctic Penguin Coalition, or APC, sent out a press release simply stating; “Climate change is not that bad”. This was pretty shocking to us here, not only because we didn’t know ...

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Another Obama website, here we go again…
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Feature from Aaron Styles
Just when we thought that we were finished with the multi-million dollar healthcare.gov debacle, our resident “publisher and chief” has decided to dip his toe into web publishing one more time. I was raised by parents who allowed me to ...

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Richie Sowa built Joysxee Island out of more than 100,000 plastic bottles. Photo: Joysxee.wix
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Feature from Paula Felps
Some forward-thinking problem-solvers are creating inhabitable artificial islands from plastic waste in our oceans. The plans are radical and ambitious — but logical, too.

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News from Megan Malone
California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia have joined forces to create an environmental superpower aimed at lowering carbon emissions.

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Instead of throwing out fruit when it spoils, try freezing it. Photo: Shutterstock
Tips from Paula Felps
Regardless of where you live — or how accessible composting is — you can still implement its principles into your daily life with these three tips.

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Actress Rachelle Lefevre goes toe-to-toe with car idlers in humorous PSA. Photo: Screen capture/YouTube
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Quick Bit from Anne Clarrissimeaux
Actress Rachelle Lefevre has graced the big screen in movies including Twilight and showed up in television shows such as CSI and How I Met Your Mother, but this beautiful blue-eyed Canadian still has her share of first-date fiascos. Especially ...

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UK grocery chain Sainsbury's is testing a new naturally refrigerated trailer to transport cold foods using a C02 refrigeration system. Photo: Sainsbury's
News from Mary Mazzoni
In an effort to reduce its transport emissions, U.K. grocery chain Sainsbury's is testing a new cooling system that uses a naturally refrigerated trailer to get cold goods into stores' freezers.

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Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room is leading a push to make 10 islands independent of fossil fuels. Photo: Carbon War Room
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News from Paula Felps
Ten Caribbean island nations will participate in the Ten Island Renewable Challenge, turning to wind and solar power in an attempt to break their dependency on fossil fuels.

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Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck recently banned recyclable items like spoons and cardboard boxes, as well as CFLs, from his production company. Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore
News from Paula Felps
Glenn Beck is known for many things, but apparently recycling for the good of the earth will never be one of them. The outspoken politically conservative talk show host recently banished such items as biodegradable spoons and recyclable cardboard boxes ...

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News from Amanda Wills
The world population is expected to hit 7 billion this month, meaning more strain on precious resources. Here’s a look at life in the most densely populated regions of the globe. Tokyo, Japan With a population of 32.5 million, Tokyo, Japan ...

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