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Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, May-June

Backing Bidder 70
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The tactics may have evolved, but direct action is back among today's environmental activists, who feel like the national green groups with their major donors and loyalties have let them down. Environmentalists are in a particularly...
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Behind the Greens
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 5 Questions of Environmental Leaders In August 2009, a young chef named All Howard, concerned about the dangers facing the Skeena River in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, swam the river's entire 380-mile length....
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Carbon Cowboys: By Storing Carbon in the Soil, Ranch Owners Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] John Wick wasn't always a rancher. In fact, ranching was the farthest thing from the California environmentalist's mind when he and his wife purchased a tract of coastal prairie in 1998. "We thought cows wrecked the land,...
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Don't Mess with Grandma: Michigan Farmer and Grandmother Lynn Henning Wins the Goldman Prize for Challenging Dirty Feed Lots
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are large feeding lots that house anywhere from a few hundred to several million animals. They're common in the livestock and dairy industries, despite the fact that they provide...
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Follow the Green Model: Launching a Ready-Made Green Business
Becoming a green entrepreneur doesn't necessarily mean you have to build a business from scratch. Environmental companies across the country offer opportunities--from direct-selling gigs to owning franchises--that can help you grow a new enterprise...
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Green Notes
This spring, Lilith Fair--the green, women-focused music festival that's heading across the country in July with performers like Sarah McLachlan, Beth Orton, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones and Erykah Badu--has announced a partnership with Touchpoint Trust...
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Into the Wilds: Slowing Down Time on the San Juan Islands
If you're the type who prefers wildlife to people, "slow" food to fast, and bicycling over driving, the San Juan Islands in the northwest corner of Washington state are beckoning. Only 80 miles as the crow flies from Seattle, the San Juans, an archipelago...
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Kicking the Coffee Habit: Going Caffeine-Free with Grain-Based Beverages
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Say "a hot drink with a rich, roasted flavor," and most folks think coffee, not roasted grains or roots. But grain beverages have been used for thousands of years; they're traditional in Korea and Japan. Western cultures have...
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Know Thy Garden: Natural Ways to Keep Your Garden Weed- and Pest-Free
Home gardens quickly become "killer gardens" with heavy applications of chemical-based pesticides and herbicides. Caroline Cox, research director at the Center for Environmental Health, says, "if you add up the use of chemicals which the Environmental...
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Lessons from Swine Flu: The Once-Looming Public Health Threat Has Receded ... but We're Still Understanding Our Role in Such Outbreaks
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The American media circus has moved on, the drugstores are removing the "H1N1 Vaccinations Available Here" signs, and most people are engaged with other concerns. Like SARS, avian flu and hantavirus, swine flu is yesterday's...
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Shades of Green: E's Top Picks for Eco Sunglasses
Sunglasses are the latest accessory to go green, and they're making a splash this summer with the use of materials like bamboo and recycled plastic. Try on these shades and you're sure to see green in a whole new light. Amy Sacks Eyewear and Accessories...
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The New Environmental Activists
Let's face it: Things are looking pretty bleak on the environmental front. Scientists warn we are running out of time to put the breaks on global warming before the planet slips beyond a "livable" climate, but public opinion is headed in the other...
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The Other Heat Pump: Gas Absorption Heat Pumps Make Sense in Co Climates-Can They Cool Homes Efficiently, Too?
"I was an enemy of environmentalists!" proclaims John Ruhnke of his younger days working on race cars. Now president of JR's Comfortable Heat in Norwalk, Connecticut, one of the nation's premier installers of gas absorption heat pumps (GAHPs), Ruhnke...
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The Shrunken Sea: The Aral Sea Is Disappearing-And with It, the Identity of a Nation
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] No one knows exactly how many have left Karakalpakstan, a former Soviet Republic nestled deep within the ruler-straight lines and flamboyant squiggles that make up the map of Central Asia, now under the custody of Uzbekistan....
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The Slimming of the Bottles
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the bottled water industry, they call the new bottles "water balloons." A recent analysis of plastic bottles by the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) for the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) shows that...
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Vermont's Green Front: The Green Mountain State Is Having Trouble Living Up to Its Image
Vermont is nationally regarded as a place of long bloodlines, socialist Senators, working landscapes, eco-conscious businesses and vast tracts of forest. This woodsy, roll-up-the-sleeves image of the state's environment, politics and economy is a major...
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