Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 164.

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I found my new favorite coffee. Organic, fairly traded, and sold by Equal Exchange, this stuff rocks. I have been buying “good” organic coffee from Whole Foods for a while, but this stuff is way better – and cheaper. Strong, but not bitter. If you are a coffee drinker, I recommend you check out “Organic Love Buzz” if your store carries it. Yum. On to the reads…

Check this out. Here are all the graphs you could possibly need to demonstrate the current science of global climate change, all in one location.

The long-deferred, urgent matter of immigration reform got a big kick in the pants yesterday. Arizona enacted a law that today’s Times calls “the broadest and strictest immigration measure in generations.” Among other things, the law requires local police to demand papers from anyone officers have any reason to doubt is a citizen, anyone, in other words, who looks Mexican. If you’re brown-skinned, and don’t have your wallet, you’re going to jail.

After reading an article in Green Lifestyle Magazine about the flower industry and how most flowers imported into the United States come to us via the exploitation of women workers, I started to see flowers in a whole new light. Screw Buying Flowers, I’m Gonna Grow Some.

With human populations increasing worldwide and consumers demanding rare and exotic meals, endangered animals are being hunted for food at an increasingly alarming rate. Take a look at 7 animals that are threatened with extinction if humans don’t stop eating them.

Not far from where Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Rob Creighton and his partners at a start-up company called Windlift are testing a contraption designed to capture high-altitude wind energy and turn it into electricity for off-the-grid users.

Well, Earth Day 2010 has come and gone. If you’re like many people you made some kind of change that day to show your support for Mother Earth. But, what did you take away from Earth Day? Did you take away a new viewpoint on “going green”? Are you planning on making any green changes today, tomorrow or the next day?

Have a great weekend!

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