Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 188

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Once again this year I will be traveling back east via Amtrak. I have done this trip twice before, and this year’s trip will be even better than the last 2 because thanks to reward points my entire trip is free! On to the Reads…

Here are 15 homemade, organic solutions for garden problems. I use them, and they work. And not one of them requires you to pour whiskey on your plants.

Considering the amount of locations found within the United States, particularly in the Northeast, that have been found to be perfectly suitable for tidal or wave projects, it falls now to those supporting the renewable energy type to gain support and push for the testing and installation of the technology. In Massachusetts, one such group has been formed between researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and various state officials to promote tidal and wave based renewable energy in an area south of nearby Martha’s Vineyard.

For those who are already planning some holiday travel, here are some eco-friendly holiday travel tips that might help you make the most of your holidays while keeping your environmental impact to a minimum. (Or, take the train like I am – more energy efficient than flying or driving.)

Hatchery-Raised Salmon Threatening Wild Salmon in the Pacific Northwest. The number of salmon in the Pacific Ocean is twice what it was 50 years ago. But there is a downside to this bounty, as growing numbers of hatchery-produced salmon are flooding the Pacific and making it hard for threatened wild salmon species to find enough food to survive.

Vice President of Communications at the International Bottled Water Association and former big tobacco lobbyist Tom J. Lauria’s defense of bottled water and its role on college campuses is nothing more than an industry lobbyist’s attempt to push a non-essential use of our most essential resource onto college campuses. As a student activist who has lead a successful bottled water-free campus campaign with Think Outside the Bottle for Seattle University, I know firsthand that this initiative is good for the environment, for democracy, and for our public water systems.

The Arctic has entered a “new climate state” and is unlikely to return to the conditions that have characterized it in recent centuries, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) recently released annual Arctic Report Card.

Some seriously shortsighted people here -> “Passenger rail is not in Ohio’s future,” Mr. Kasich said at his first news conference after the election. “That train is dead.” Mr. Kasich had previously called the high-speed rail project the “dumbest idea” he had ever heard, saying that there was too little demand to justify its construction and that the state could not afford to operate it. Like his Wisconsin counterpart, he also said the rail money should be spent on roads.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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