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Big Food Must Go: Why We Need to Radically Change the Way We Eat. This is not a problem we can solve by going vegetarian or vegan, or buying organic and fair trade.
It is hard to draw conclusions about the pace of warming from a single winter, and indeed, the last decade in New York City has been one of the snowiest on record. Still, Fred Gadomski, a meteorologist at Pennsylvania State University, said that temperatures were above normal in 80 percent of the days in the past three months in the city. Strong winds from the Pacific Ocean have blanketed most of the country with unusually mild air. Much to Savor, and Worry About, Amid Mild Winter’s Early Blooms
“The simple fact is, if you’re eating cheap shrimp today, it almost certainly comes from a turbid, pesticide- and antibiotic-filled, virus-laden pond in the tropical climes of one of the world’s poorest nations.” Shrimp’s Carbon Footprint Is 10 Times Greater Than Beef’s
The brave quest for inoffensive yet chemical-free and environmentally sound underarms almost seems like a right of passage for folks who already take their own bags to the supermarket and carry a reusable water bottle and are looking for the next step.
watson architecture + design: peninsula house – Structural elements and finishes were predominantly created with recycled materials. The floors, decking and timber cladding were reused from their initial use are seating within a sports stadium in melbourne. The laminated jarrah wall columns was salvaged from a 50 year old warehouse in perth. Prefabricated the timber framing maintained their appearance while minimizing construction time on-site, producing the building components as the concrete foundations were poured.
The Republican presidential field has decided to aggressively attack President Barack Obama on gas prices, which have risen steadily over the past five months. But that’s not a winning strategy according to Washington Post columnist George Will. “Allen West from South Florida, a Republican, said he was outraged this week because it cost him $70 to fill his car,” Will said. “He drives a Hummer. Newt Gingrich said the American people have a right to demand $2.50 gas. They have a right to demand lobsters grow on trees. This is economic nonsense.
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