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Iceberg Breaks Free from Greenland, Worries Scientists

By Fredrica Syren Now, I know that whatever is going on in Antarctica or Greenland might not be too interesting to us living here in a much better climate. But, believe me, whatever is going on there does have an impact on the rest of the world because over there …

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How to Green Your Office

To make your home more green is daily task but lets not forget the office where unfortunately many of us spend a lot of time and therefore also use a lot of resources that are not always very green. I found a web site called My Green Side with tips …

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Expect Higher Prices for Groceries Soon!

By James Harker-Syren Throughout the U. S. Midwest, we are having a drought unlike anything seen in over 50 years!  It’s so bad that 26 states have been declared natural disaster areas.  The reason for the increased droughts is the warming climate due to climate change. Given where this drought …

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Go Green Summer Travel!

We just came back from our vacation in Sweden and boy does it feel nice to be home again. Traveling is fun but I know it’s has it’s impact on the environment so it’s always on my mind. However, there are a few things you can do to make your …

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DIY Worm Bins and Vermicompost Fun

By Asha Kreiling Worm composting, also known as vermicomposting, is a great way to recycle organic waste at home into a nutrient rich soil amendment/fertilizer known as worm castings or “vermicompost.” This method of composting is ideal for families who primarily generate food scraps rather than yard waste; or, like …

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Recycling 101 in Sweden

By Fredrica Syren The other day I was out hiking and ran into a recycling center in the middle of the forest. This is what I love about Sweden — how easy it is to recycle and to find a place to dispose of trash. Compared to the U.S., for …

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A Green Day In Pictures

We had the luxury of spending a day in the countryside with our green friends Ulrika and Gustav. They are such an inspiration because they traded city living for a house in the countryside. They try to live as substantial and green as possible and we love spending time with …

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Overuse of Antibacterials

 By Kim Robson There’s no question that the advent of antibiotics has saved countless lives. They were discovered in 1943 when American microbiologist Selman A. Waksman (1888–1973) found that a particular fungus produced a powerful antibiotic effect. This original antibiotic, streptomycin, helped treat deadly diseases such as tuberculosis, typhoid fever, bubonic …

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Plastic Bags Banned in L.A

By Asha Kreiling I always bring my own reusable bags when I go grocery shopping, and I bring any accumulated plastic bags to the recycling bins at retail stores like VONS or Whole Foods. But, while standing in grocery checkout lines, I always cringe as I watch countless other customers …

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The Efficacy of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

By Jackie Bensinger, L.Ac. Above all, the objective and the value of any medicine is the resolution of the patient’s imbalance with the least amount of harm to the patient. The bottom line needs to be returning the patient to a state that is normal and/or healthier than before the illness, with …

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