Browsing Month August, 2011

God’s Response to Rick Perry

By Joe Mohr | August 31, 2011 at 11:13 am | No comments

Besides the fact that the cloud is part of the joke and that they are ever-malleable to make into giant middle finngers, the cloud is also in the cartoon, as God, to symbolize the fact that God clouds the minds and muddles the judgement of the Christian base. I just...

Posted in: Green Cartoons, Politics

When Two Tribes Go To War: Integrating New Hens Into Your Established Flock

By Jo Barlow | August 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm | No comments

Photo of new chicken, Clara, by Jo Barlow As any owner of ex-batts will tell you, you can never have enough ex-batt hens. These quirky girls are completely addictive and your first flock will no doubt quickly double or treble in size with your new additions. Eighteen...

Posted in: Featurettes

Sugru: Become a Fixing Wizard

By Jo Corrall | August 26, 2011 at 8:27 pm | One comment

Photo by Pete Prodoel via flickr I really love Sugru. Seriously, it's incredible. Have you tried it? Because you should. It's like blue tac, mixed with super glue and a bit of Playdough (not literally of course). It can fix anything. It's waterproof, dishwasher proof,...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle

Kern County’s Contamination

By Donna Kohut | August 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm | No comments

Photo by Great Valley Center via flickr Much of the discussion about contaminated water centers around fracking in the Marcellus Shale formation. But in an article in Orion from February, Jeremy Miller called attention to the amount of water used to distribute oil and tar...

Posted in: Climate, Energy, Politics

Got Milk: The Real Story!

By Kates Granola | August 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm | No comments

Photo by Wylie Maercklein via flickr In a country filled with genetically modified foods, it is hard to distinguish which foods are good for us and which foods are not. On one hand, we have organic foods at almost double the cost of non-organic, and on the other we have food...

Posted in: Culture, Mindful Lifestyle

La Bella Figura: Luxurious Eco-Friendly Beauty Products for the Face

By Leigha Rae | August 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm | No comments

With summer quickly fading and colder weather in the not-so-distant future, it is time to start thinking about one of fall’s most feared accessories. Dry skin. Luckily, for the sake of eco-conscious divas far and wide, a Chicago-based company has come to our rescue. La Bella...

Posted in: Natural Beauty

Darwin’s Finches, Part Two: Speciation in Fanged Frogs in Sulawesi

By Kyle Empringham | August 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm | No comments

Photo of fanged frog by Rafe M. Brown In ecology, there are many factors that contribute to the number of species in an area. One idea is that the more space there is, the more opportunity for more species to exist. But Ben Evans and scientists from McMaster University...

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Deep Green Resistance: A New Vision for a Sustainable World

By Donna Kohut | August 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm | No comments

Photo by Donna Kohut Three environmental activists recently published a book calling for a more militant, uncompromising movement to save the planet. In Deep Green Resistance Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay, and Lierre Keith challenge the current movement’s mainstream efforts...

Posted in: Climate, Culture, Energy, Mindful Lifestyle, Politics

Michelle Bachmann’s Lights are on but Nobody’s Home

By Joe Mohr | August 10, 2011 at 11:13 am | No comments

More on Michelle "Crazy B" Bachmann From Grist: Bachmann pledges to have the EPA’s ‘doors locked and lights turned off’ From Bill Maher: 'New Rule' (video clip) on Bachmann and Palin Grist again: GOP attacks the EPA for doing its job From Thinkprogress: 10 Of The...

Posted in: Green Cartoons, Politics

Climb Every Mountain: How Helping Battery Hens Can Be An Uphill Struggle

Climb Every Mountain: How Helping Battery Hens Can Be An Uphill Struggle

By Jo Barlow | August 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments

Photo of Beaky by Emma Osborne According to recent media reports, Britain has gone from a nation of shopkeepers to a nation of chicken keepers. Some 700,000 of us Brits are apparently enjoying the delights of keeping hens. The British Hen Welfare Trust has had a hectic media...

Posted in: Featurettes

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