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“Burning in the Sun” featuring Daniel Dumbele. Note the film-festival awards across the top. My husband loped into the living room while I was watching the DVD, “Burning in the Sun”. He had hoped to turn on a baseball game, but he stopped, watching a scene on the DVD. After a minute, he sat down. “What’s […]

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Readers, a woman who works for the Nature Conservancy asked me to post this article debating fake vs. real Christmas trees, by the Conservancy’s Frank Lowenstein. It’s also posted on the Nature Conservancy website. The debate is worth thinking about this time of year, although the solution is murky, for me.  Following is Frank’s article […]

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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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This post now on the syndicated BasilandSpice and on Google News We’re facing mass wildlife extinctions this century.  One big reason: the human population explosion and resulting habitat loss. You might be surprised to learn how our personal hygiene choices affect wildlife-habitat loss.  Yes, I mean toilet paper.  Toilet paper and you. Americans flush 54 […]

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Text and photos by Sally Kneidel, PhD, of sallykneidel.com Those predictable piles of autumn leaves Last weekend, our neighbors across the street spent at least 5 hours raking the leaves from their lawn. Their whole family was involved in the process. Granted, it was probably good exercise. Although for me, raking hurts my back – […]

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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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