Tag Archives: ecology

After Oil Spills, Hidden Damage Can Last for Years: NYTimes Environment

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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Cold Seeps in Path of BP Oil Disaster

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NYTimes Graphics: Spill’s Effects Underwater

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How to Green Your Parents: NYTimes Opinionator

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How Green Is My iPad?: NYTimes Op-Chart

In todays’ NYTimes, DANIEL GOLEMAN and GREGORY NORRIS do an excellent job of breaking down the ecological comparison of producing paper with producing modern electronics, featuring, you guessed it.. ulp, Apple’s new iPad.  See the Op-Chart here.

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Weighing the Grain and Water Required to Produce a Pound of Beef

Sad to say that it’s only mildly startling to take a look at the sheer quantity of the resources required to produce  one pound of beef… What does it require to raise one pound of beef, then?  First, consider:  A … Continue reading

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The 64,000 Mile Question: What Did It Take to Get You that Taco?: Take Part Blog

“Key to this process was a close look at the embodied energy in each ingredient, or the sum total of the energy necessary for its entire life-cycle. The students compared tomatoes grown in a greenhouse with those shipped from the … Continue reading

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A Balance Between the Factory and the Local Farm: NYTimes Business

Written by DAMON DARLIN, found in the Business section of the NYTimes, and published here. (…) How practical is local food sourcing in a nation that enjoys a diversity of food? From a practical standpoint, there isn’t much that can … Continue reading

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NYTimes 2009, Best Idea: New Ways to Eat Dirt

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How to Take CO2 Out of the Sky: Timothy J LaSalle, Rodale Institute

Timothy J. LaSalle, CEO of Rodale Institute, speaks at the Climate and Agriculture Summit last October, explaining how healthy soil practices remove CO2 from the sky:

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Finding Solutions with Urban Farms: CNN

MILWAUKEE, USA: CNN’s “Solutions” features Will Allen and Growing Power. Watch the video here.

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Bringing People Back into the Economy: Vandana Shiva

“Bringing People Back into the Economy”, an excerpt from Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis, written by Dr. Vandana Shiva, published in 2008, and found online at the Center for Ecoliteracy.

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World Hunger Round 1: Vandana Shiva, Raj Patel Define the Debate

 

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Farming Practice Behind the Environmental Weight of Eating Meat

An op-ed found in the NYTimes, “The Carnivore’s Dilemma:” NICOLETTE HAHN NIMAN argues that the farming practices that score the environmental weight of eating meat are not all the same.  Read the full piece here.

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Get on the Green Bus: EcoJustice in East Oakland, California, USA, November 19, 2009

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In Brooklyn, a Prarie Springs from Former Landfills: NYTimes

BROOKLYN, USA:  Former landfills becoming a thriving ecological reserve. In a $200 million project, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection covered the Fountain Avenue Landfill and the neighboring Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill with a layer of plastic, then put down clean … Continue reading

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A Land Ethic: edge::regenerate blog

Posted last month on edge regenerate blog, NICHOLAS MANG delivers briefly for a culture that supports an ethical treatment of the land. He makes his point by asking the reader to remember that as: “(…) culture has awakened to the … Continue reading

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Street Farmer: NYTimes Weekend Magazine, July 5th

MILWAUKEE, USA: This weekends NYTimes Weekend Magazine includes a compelling 4 page feature on Will Allen, urban farming genius and Growing Power’s CEO and founder.  Written by ELIZABETH ROYTE, the article is linked  here. (…) Show Allen a pile of … Continue reading

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Urban Farming, a Bit Closer to the Sun: NYTimes

Children hold carrots grown in the Glide rooftop garden (San Francisco). Todays NYTimes has the story here.

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How Can Trash Be Used to Grow Food in the City?

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