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Dairy cow. Photo: Sally Kneidel A couple of years ago, one of my co-workers brought a Pizza Hut pizza into our workplace for lunch. I remember it because I was surprised at how much cheese was on the pizza. Way too much! Biting it was like sinking my teeth into a greasy gob of congealed […]

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Ric O’Barry, star of “The Cove” Crazy I heard Bruce Springsteen say once that the people we remember are the people who care enough to be crazy.  I thought about that when I saw the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove.”  It’s the story of one man’s passionate commitment to protecting dolphins, his willingness to sacrifice even […]

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This post now on Google News and on the syndicated BasilandSpice.com Two young girls lead the way I was asked to review the new DVD, “What’s on YOUR Plate? The Film about Kids and Food Politics”. The stars of the movie are two 11-year-old multiracial girls in NYC, Sadie Hope-Gund and Safiyah Riddle. The film […]

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Climate change is killing our trees.  This is an unfortunate irony, because we rely on living trees to remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Dead trees do the opposite – their decomposition releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the greenhouse gas primarily responsible for global climate change. This tree data […]

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This post now appearing on Google News and on www.basilandspice.com. We’re making progress! The southern California city of Irvine is taking a giant leap for “green” energy that should help other cities follow suit. All 21 schools in the Irvine Unified School District will soon be solar-powered, by rooftop photo-voltaic panels. The historic plan was […]

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The Louisiana coast in the year 2100, according to scientists’ projections of rising seas and reduced sedimentation. Note that New Orleans is far off the coast. Photo courtesy of Science News, 7/18/09. The residents of New Orleans have had it rough the last few years, following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Much of the […]

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All photos and text by Sally Kneidel, PhD, of sallykneidel.com and veggierevolution.blogspot.com Photo by Sally Kneidel, PhD I read an article today that blew my socks off – it may be the most significant article I’ve ever read.  It’s online and in the Nov/Dec 2009 print issue of Worldwatch, a publication of Worldwatch Institute – […]

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Americans’ demand for plush toilet paper is contributing to the disappearance of old-growth forests

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All text and photos by Sally Kneidel at sallykneidel.com I visited my dear friends Kathleen Jardine and Jim Cameron again last weekend. They have the coolest home I’ve ever seen. It’s a true passive-solar design and has solar thermal panels on its durable steel roof, but it looks like a French country cottage! I arrived […]

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All photos and text by Sally Kneidel, PhD, of sallykneidel.com Children of the Hamakuya community. Community residents find employment at the small “green” resort of Tshulu Camp, bringing needed revenue into the village. My husband Ken consulting his bird guide on our tent’s deck in Tshulu Camp. I’ve written a lot about supporting people in […]

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