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Conflicting USDA advice : Yes or no to cheese?

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

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Review of “The Cove,” an A+ documentary of Japan’s dolphin slaughter

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

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Posted in Animal welfare / animal rights, Cancer, Film review, Food, Going Green (co-authored with Sadie Kneidel), Going Green: A Wise Consumer's Guide to a Shrinking Planet, Health, Health effects of eating meat, Japan, Marine mammals, Southeast Asia, Wildlife, Wildlife survival Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Review of new food film: “What’s on YOUR Plate?”

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

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Trees deaths have doubled due to climate change

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.

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Irvine, CA, schools go solar: most comprehensive solar school plan in U.S.

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

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10% of Louisiana underwater by 2100, says recent study

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

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Livestock cause 51% of greenhouse gas emissions

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

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Plush Toilet Paper Flushes Old Forests

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

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Green & Frugal Tip: Use the outdoors to increase your living space

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

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A sustainable, locally run, and off-the-grid resort in South Africa; great for birding

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

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These days, I blog mostly about nature and wildlife. Even the tiniest creatures make me happy! You'll also find here lots of posts about plant-based foods, health, and ecotourism. Ecotourism can support local people who make a living through sustainable use of wildlife, habitat, and natural resources.

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Our other blog, Veggie Revolution, focuses more on food than this one does, especially the environmental, health and humane aspects of our food choices. That blog was started in 2005 and continues today, while the blog you're reading now began in 2009. Some of the newer posts are on both blogs, but Veggie Rev has at least 260 more posts than this blog, including Sadie's travels to Morocco. In the sidebar of Veggie Rev, you'll see links to each year that can take you back to all the posts for a particular year.

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