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In Defense of Wheat

In Defense of Wheat

By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 18th, 2016

Is gluten the enemy, or has wheat flour long been mishandled and misunderstood? Stephen Jones is trying to bring back “real” bread, grain by grain.

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How to Drink Water After Flint

How to Drink Water After Flint

By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 9th, 2016

After our trust is shaken, how can we reclaim our water’s safety?

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Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively,’ What You Need to Know

Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively,’ What You Need to Know

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 4th, 2016

What does the Zika outbreak mean for people in the United States?

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Can Happiness Save the World?  Self-Help in Urgent Times


Can Happiness Save the World? Self-Help in Urgent Times


By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 2nd, 2016

Colin Beavan, “No Impact Man”, wants us to feel better, find our True Selves, and be connected. How To Be Alive is his latest work.

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Should We Be Eating Insects?

Should We Be Eating Insects?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 28th, 2016

More than 80% of the world’s population currently consumes over 1,000 species of insects as part of their regular diet.

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Is Radon an Unseen Hazard in Your Home?

Is Radon an Unseen Hazard in Your Home?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted January 26th, 2016

The EPA estimates that 1 in 15 homes have elevated levels of radon, and that every state in the U.S. has areas suspected to be high in radon.

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Five Efficiencies to Include in Your New Home (We’re Glad We Did)

Five Efficiencies to Include in Your New Home (We’re Glad We Did)

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 19th, 2016

The overall result is one of steady temperature and comfort, with very low heating inputs.

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Where Do Bugs Spend the Winter?

Where Do Bugs Spend the Winter?

By Jessica Dawe, Posted January 8th, 2016

In winter they are vulnerable, which gives the gardener an advantage and an opportunity…

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Five Resolutions to Simplify Your New Year (And Make You a Happier Person)

Five Resolutions to Simplify Your New Year (And Make You a Happier Person)

By Eartheasy.com, Posted January 7th, 2016

Could it be that what makes us happy is also good for the planet?

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The Paris Agreement: Saving the Chance to Save the Planet

The Paris Agreement: Saving the Chance to Save the Planet

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted January 6th, 2016

At the end of the hottest year on record, negotiators from around the world give us cause for hope.

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The Early Salad: Five Underrated Greens You Can Eat in Winter and Early Spring

The Early Salad: Five Underrated Greens You Can Eat in Winter and Early Spring

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 5th, 2016

A special satisfaction comes from drawing delicate salad greens from winter’s icy grip.

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Beyond R-Value: The Complex Calculus of Choosing Insulation

Beyond R-Value: The Complex Calculus of Choosing Insulation

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted December 24th, 2015

Which insulation is the greenest choice? Unfortunately there’s no simple answer.

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Is Spray-Foam Insulation Your Best Choice?

Is Spray-Foam Insulation Your Best Choice?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted December 24th, 2015

We all want to make our homes as energy efficient as possible, but commonly used spray foam insulations sometimes do more harm than good.

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7 Preparedness Tips for Unexpected Power Outages

7 Preparedness Tips for Unexpected Power Outages

By James Brainard, Posted December 15th, 2015

You’ll enjoy winter more when prepared for unexpected power outages.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: A Few of Our Favorite Things

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: A Few of Our Favorite Things

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 3rd, 2015

We try to support businesses that contribute to sustainability and social wellbeing.

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Kale – the Workhorse of Your Winter Garden

Kale – the Workhorse of Your Winter Garden

By Shannon Cowan, Posted December 1st, 2015

If you only grow one winter crop, make it kale. Here are 10 reasons why.

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Recent Environmental Wins Spur Hope

Recent Environmental Wins Spur Hope

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted November 26th, 2015

Are we on the cusp of long-awaited major breakthroughs on climate?

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How to Use Energy-Savings Apps to Green Your Home

How to Use Energy-Savings Apps to Green Your Home

By Joe Baker, Posted November 24th, 2015

Homeowners today are empowered by apps to help manage their energy use.

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This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein

This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted November 10th, 2015

Whether you see the film or read the book, Naomi Klein’s gripping research may change your thinking about climate change.

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Should we be Planting GM Trees?

Should we be Planting GM Trees?

By T.J. Blackman, Posted November 4th, 2015

Genetically engineered trees are bred for specific beneficial properties, but their effects on natural ecosystems are not fully understood.

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