Fresh Greens


October 2008


Autumn Chill Brings Food Mile Faux Pas

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I bought some asparagus yesterday and then regretted it. Not because I don't like asparagus—it's great sautéed in garlic and olive oil—but because being the city-dweller that I am, I hadn't realized that asparagus is a spring crop. This means that the asparagus I ate traveled hundreds of ...

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environment

The Recycling Bin: Oil at $70 a Barrel

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The price of oil, like our stock market, is plunging. For the first time in a year, we have $70-a-barrel oil, and gas stations around the country have responded by lowering prices. This is good for pocketbooks but bad for environmentalists—if gas is cheap, what happens to all the time and energy ...

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oil
gas prices

Sex Sells: Green Pinup-Girl Calendars

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Posters and public service announcements and "Inconvenient Truths" can attract only so much attention to green causes. That's why, when they wanted attention, a few green organizations have brought in something guaranteed to get our undivided focus: pretty girls in skimpy clothes.

The leader in this ...

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TAGS:
environment
football

Obama's Economic Plan Calls for Green Jobs

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In his speech yesterday detailing his economic proposal for the country, Barack Obama stated that green jobs should be created for economic stimulus. The full transcript of his speech is here.

Some excerpts:

"We'll create 5 million new, high-wage jobs by investing in the renewable sources of energy ...

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TAGS:
2008 presidential election
careers
Obama, Barack
economics
environment
energy policy and climate change
renewable energy
McCain, John

Sarah Palin: Cause of Global Warming 'Kinda Doesn't Matter'

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In the continual stream of open-mouth-insert-foot sound bites from Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric is this latest tidbit:

"I'm not going to solely blame all of man's activities on changes in climate because the world's weather patterns are cyclical, and over history we have seen changes ...

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TAGS:
2008 presidential election
running mates
Palin, Sarah
environment
global warming
energy policy and climate change

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