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reviewed Photography. January 22, 2012
Photography
Photography is the mastery of a science with an eye for artistic impression. It is not necessary a science nor is it an art. Instead, it is a process, one which involves story telling.      …
reviewed Public Libraries. June 23, 2011
posted in Green Living
Public Libraries
I love public libraries and would keep them around if I were in charge.     That may sound like a common statement, but in my case it's quite a generous compliment. I'm one of those …
reviewed Community Gardens. June 13, 2011
posted in Green Living
Community Gardens
Last year, I was given an honor assignment of documenting the development and growth of a small community garden at Wicker Park Grace, a small Christian spiritual community in Chicago. I was happy to …
reviewed Walking. May 25, 2011
posted in Green Living
Walking
Walking is that simple, basic, everyday human function in which you place one foot in front of the other in order to propel yourself forward. It's something that absolutely everyone who has ever lived …
reviewed Earth Day. May 10, 2011
posted in Green Living
Earth Day
Earth Day and Conservatism   April 22, 1970 was the first designated Earth Day and was also the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Marxist Revolutionary and Creator of the Soviet …
reviewed Earth Day. April 21, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Earth Day
Why is it a mere +2 rating? Well, no, it's not because I don't appreciate the Earth or going green, but rather, the idea that we have to have an Earth Day to remind us that Earth exists! It's …
reviewed BP Gulf Oil Spill. April 11, 2011
posted in Supercontents
Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Explosion
By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca April 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill- Mid-August Status The Skytruth Oil Spill Tracker showed the following improvements from a visual inspection of a map depicting the major areas …
reviewed Trader Joe's. March 23, 2011
Trader Joe's
Let me just start by apologizing to all devout-Trader Joe's shoppers. I know, I've been there.      In fact, I started shopping there more than 20 years. Very friendly employees, …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. March 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Journey into Amazing Caves
The film follows two cavers (ladies, might I add) who went around caving in Southwest and then Greenland into the ice-caves, some 500 ft below. Lead by a French specialist (Luke), the trio descended into …
reviewed Trader Joe's. February 25, 2011
Trader Joe's
A great choice if you want food without a lot of crap in it but don't want to pay crazy prices. Also, great selection of fairly priced wines. Love the honey moon, velvet moon...any of the moons!
Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our
Have you wondered why there seems to be an epidemic of serious childhood illnesses, like cancer, asthma and birth defects, in America? It has a lot to do with the huge increase, over the past 50 years, …
reviewed Food, Inc.. February 04, 2011
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Food, Inc.
   I tend to avoid constant streams of news because the flow of bad and dark overwhelms me and makes me feel hopeless. I can't watch the endless commentary on why people do some of the hideous …
reviewed Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of.... January 26, 2011
posted in Green Living
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
While out of town, I had the chance to do some Actual Reading.  It was delightful–staying at my folks’ place, we were all four of us staying in one big room, so there wasn’t much …
reviewed LED Light Bulbs/Lamps. January 17, 2011
LED Light Bulbs/Lamps
So, which makes more sense, using compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs? The short answer is both. CFLs are a good short-term solution for replacing incandescent light …
reviewed Turanor PlanetSolar. January 17, 2011
Turanor PlanetSolar
The Turanor PlanetSolar is the largest boat powered by solar panels cruising the high seas today. This future boat that was built in just 14 months in Germany has 537 square meters of solar panels atop …
reviewed Propane Conversion Kits. January 17, 2011
Propane Conversion Kits
Propane conversion kits have gotten a lot of attention lately as gasoline prices still hover in the $4 per gallon range. With propane selling between $2 and $2.70 per gallon, depending upon the part …
reviewed iPhone. January 17, 2011
On Leap Year Day this year (February 29) I had talked about a new solar iPhone charger that was on the market from Freeloader. Now, Apple has taken a leap of its own by filing for a patent for a solar …
reviewed Tata Nano. January 17, 2011
The Tata Nano car has been unveiled in India and dubbed “The People’s Car” because the selling price is only $2,500. That’s right, not only is the selling price under $10,000 …
reviewed Photography. January 17, 2011
posted in Mongabay
Photography
Well, I don’t usually do this as the focus of this blog is green tech, but I’ve stumbled upon something cool that is definitely pro-environment but not necessarily high tech. Now, I’ve …
reviewed Ronn Motors. January 17, 2011
Ronn Motors
Ronn Motors of Austin, Texas yesterday unveiled their Scorpion exotic car, which can flat out run. Not only that, it exceeds current and future U. S. CAFÉ standard for automobile gas mileage. …
reviewed Water Power. January 17, 2011
Water Power
Man has been using a small percentage of the Earth’s water power for a number of years as many large hydroelectric dams have been constructed. But, this renewable energy resource is only a small …
reviewed Solar Energy USA. January 17, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
Solar Energy USA
This week a couple of important solar breakthroughs have surfaced in the news. Both IBM and Physicist Bram Hoex (and colleagues) have demonstrated two different solar breakthroughs worth noting. The …
reviewed Residential Wind Turbines. January 17, 2011
posted in Mongabay
Residential Wind Turbines
I’ve talked about a couple of residential wind turbines in the past such as the MagLev and the Helix. Both of these are fine units. But, now I’d like to talk about the Air-X …
reviewed The Polar Explorer. January 07, 2011
posted in Green Living
The Polar Explorer
   Photo: Mr. Ramon Terrado of ArcticNet     Grab a blanket! Mark Terry, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who brought us The Antarctic Challenge: A Global Warning, has …
reviewed G2V Products. January 06, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
G2V Products
I've been drinking my filtered water from stainless bottles for a while now. The risks of BPA in plastic have been underestimated for too long and it has recently been linked to infertility even more …
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