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January 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Gulf Coast Oil Spill

I have been working from New Orleans for the past month and one of the things I have been very interested in was, "how do the locals feel about the effects of the gulf coast oil spill".

 

Once the well was capped that was the last we really heard of it in the national news.  Days after the spill was capped it was announced by the federal govt that the oil was gone.  They said that about 1/3 evaporated 1/3 was eaten and 1/3 had dispersed into the water.....but still I wondered…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on January 25, 2011 at 5:16pm — 7 Comments

How do you like your Indiana skies today.... natural or man-made?

 

 

This has been grabbing my attention....big trend in cloud seeding corporations for hire.  Nobody asked me if I wanted clouds, rain, or the sun today!

 

U.S. Senate Bill S601 (introduced by Senator Kay Bail Hutchison-Texas), might be passed by the U.S. Senate,   and allows anyone to mitigate or modify your weather without public notification, consent, oversight or debate. This bill could also be added as an amendment to other legislation and passed. The…

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Added by Ellen on January 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — 25 Comments

Birds Falling From Sky

Agricultural intensification is one of the major drivers of global environmental degradation. Its impacts on birds, past, and present(especially farm birds such as red wings, blackbirds, starlings, grackles) are well known and include population declines in Europe and North America... of bottom feeding fish too. These are indicator species.

Or could it be HAARP?…
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Added by Ellen on January 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

Eating healthy on a budget

Keep it going

I was grocery shopping yesterday when I really noticed a change in prices of the foods I normally buy. I was a little upset because gas prices are high now food prices are rising. Pretty soon, the cost of living is going to be so high its going to be impossible to be a single mother. You almost really need both full time incomes to survive. But we have no choice but to keep it going.

I like to eat cheap. That’s kind of my thing, the cheaper the better. I make it a…

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Added by Jennifer Lamb on January 3, 2011 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

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Are the VHS and Beta videos recyclable with other plastics? In other words, can I put them in my recyclables box for Ray’s?

Daiva

Daiva, darling, I hope you don’t mind that I use Terms of Endearment when I tell you that no, you should not put your VHS tapes [...]

Pay-as-you-throw

Renee, one thing has always bothered me about our priorities about trash and recycling.  Why is trash pick up free (well, paid by our tax dollars) and recycling pick up not (although we can be honest — this is a low cost service)?  It would seem to me that this [...]

Wax on …

Renee,

Where can I recycle waxed cardboard boxes like the ones frozen meals come in?

Thanks,

Cyrena

Cyrena,

I’m no Mr. Miyagi, but I don’t think that’s wax on your cardboard box. Many food and beverage boxes are now coated with a thin layer of plastic, not wax. And, yes, both [...]

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