Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 185

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Posting around here after Sunday is going to be very light, as I lose my internet connection and begin my move to California. It was supposed to be a little later in the month, but things have been moved up due to a scheduling issue. I appreciate your patience this week while I move and get settled, and things will be back to normal relatively soon.

Organized by the London-based Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, the Environmental Photographer of the Year contest honors amateur and professional photographers who “raise awareness of environmental and social issues.” This year’s edition drew more than 4,500 entries from photographers in 97 countries.

The current USDA guidelines do not allow GM crops to be certified organic, but not everyone thinks the two are mutually exclusive.

Since the Isle of Eigg is owned by its residents, they got together one day and decided they no longer wanted to be dependent on diesel and other not so environmentally-friendly forms of energy. That’s when they made the decision to switch over to renewable energy: wind, solar and hydro-electric to be specific.

Uh-oh -> UVA rays are far more prevalent than UVB rays and penetrate deeper into uncovered skin, posing a serious and insidious threat to human health. Yet most of the sunscreens on the U.S. market today offer woefully weak protection against relentless UVA rays.

Just because you change the name of something doesn’t make it any better than it was. Well, the Corn Refiners Association would have you think otherwise with their petition to rebrand high fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar” on food packaging. Obviously, the best way to tackle a bad reputation is to simply rename your product!

Have a great weekend everyone, and see you in California. If you live in or around LA, I hope we can meet up sometime.


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