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A Climate Change Denialist - Ian Plimer's volcano claims vaporise under questioning on Australian TV | George Monbiot | Environment |

Ian Plimer's volcano claims vaporise under questioning on Australian TV | George Monbiot | Environment |

Electric Shadyland: How Power Companies Rip You Off | Mother Jones

Electric Shadyland: How Power Companies Rip You Off | Mother Jones

Kim Tingley | OnEarth Magazine

Kim Tingley | OnEarth Magazine

Kim Tingley
Kim Tingley is a regular contributor to OnEarth and the New York Times Magazine. She has an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and in 2012 received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, given annually to six female writers who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers.
December 30, 2013
The mysterious patterns known as fractals exist where nature, art, and higher math all meet. Are they clues to a hidden natural order?
October 10, 2013
That glow in fireflies, jellyfish, and mushrooms is not just pretty. It's also an irreplaceable scientific tool.
August 19, 2013
A record number of pups were found emaciated on southern California beaches this year. Can scientists figure out why—and predict if it will happen again?
August 1, 2013
A growing body of research is proving that intelligent life has been with us all along: crawling under rocks, nesting in trees, and swimming offshore.
June 24, 2013
On the trail of the 'Windsor hum,' a mysterious noise that’s making Canadians crazy.
February 1, 2013
Wolverines have a reputation as voracious, flesh-ripping hellions, but their tamer predilection for raising their young in deep, snowy dens might prove more dangerous to the species.
November 6, 2012
Coyotes are colonizing many of America’s biggest cities, challenging our notions of where wildlife belongs.
October 1, 2012
Another example of awesome nature in action: these South American insects walk around with "explosive backpacks" capable of creating toxic blue goo to take out opponents -- and themselves.
September 6, 2012
As we enter what could be the world's sixth mass extinction, we may need to make some very difficult decisions.
August 13, 2012
Few humans would be jealous of the naked mole rat’s fleshy, squishy appearance, but many might envy the animal’s imperviousness to aging.
July 3, 2012
One of the globe’s most eccentric species has three eyes, an unusually long lifespan -- and a creative way of chewing that bears comparison to a handsaw.
June 1, 2012
Floridians are accustomed to sharing their lawns and golf courses with unruly alligators. Now the more bashful American crocodile is jostling for space and attention.
April 16, 2012
The scalloped hammerhead has a doppelganger. So what was once a single threatened species is now two -- and both are worse off than we thought.
March 22, 2012
A hearty slow-growing seagrass that blankets the floor of the Mediterranean was able to withstand the last ice age. But can it survive climate change?

Sarah Schmidt | OnEarth Magazine - Wow can she cover a topic well. She's upbeat even on the depressing topics!

Sarah Schmidt | OnEarth Magazine

Sarah Schmidt
Sarah Schmidt has written about solar power for the New York Sun, vegetables for Plenty, and old houses for This Old House, as well as a number of other topics for the New York Times, New York magazine, Budget Living, and Cookie. She is an editor at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
June 5, 2012
An unusual art project disperses birdsong across the borough, reminding some city dwellers of what they’ve lost -- and might one day regain.
August 4, 2011
In tough economic times, everybody could use a free lunch. But as more people are scouring New York City parks and walking off with herbs, greens, mushrooms, and other wild edibles, officials are trying to close the outdoor buffet. An urban foraging expert thinks that’s misguided.
July 20, 2011
A film about Dumpster diving takes on the nation’s massive food waste problem, and a popular grocery store chain.
February 8, 2011
More than a million animals -- some of them endangered species -- are killed just crossing the road each year. In Colorado, a proposed highway overpass could help reduce the carnage.
December 1, 2010
Bees in Brooklyn -- and their honey -- are turning red. Turns out they like sweet corn syrup as much as the rest of us and have been getting their fix from a local maraschino cherry factory. Time for an intervention.
November 1, 2010
Fresh from the “why didn’t someone think of this sooner” department: Kimberly-Clark (maker of Scott's paper products and many others) is taking the first step toward eliminating the cardboard tube from its toilet paper rolls... READ MORE >
October 15, 2010
The New York City Sanitation Department's first anthropologist-in-residence discusses the city's long relationship to garbage -- and why you should really appreciate the "san men."
October 7, 2010
How much is 2.5 million gallons per day? Brooklyn artists use previously unseen hi-def video of the Gulf spill to provide some context for the massive flow of crude.
August 30, 2010
Sounds like one of those only-in-New York ideas: the clay tennis courts at Riverside Park are about to get carbon-neutral, composting toilets.The thing is, they sound like really nice toilets, especially for athletic... READ MORE >
August 25, 2010
When a real estate survey released last week sparked a slew of news stories trumpeting "The Death of the McMansion," it sounded like great news for the environment. After all, smaller homes are more efficient to live in... READ MORE >
July 26, 2010
Short on funds and got a taste for local food? Don't turn your nose up at what's growing down the street. Foraging for food in city parks and vacant lots is growing in popularity, and we've got lessons (and recipes!) from an expert.
July 15, 2010
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is hoping that China can help his state eat its way out of the Asian carp crisis. Quinn is touting a deal, which OnEarth first reported about in March, to export 30 million pounds of invasive carp... READ MORE >
May 3, 2010
When a coal company bought and and strip-mined his family farm, writer Jeff Biggers returned home to explore the impact of coal on his history -- and America's.

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Food Stamps Put Out to Pasture, Incredible Edible Invasives, the Life of Cow | OnEarth Magazine

Food Stamps Put Out to Pasture, Incredible Edible Invasives, the Life of Cow | OnEarth Magazine

Food Stamps Put Out to Pasture, Incredible Edible Invasives, the Life of Cow
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Farm Bill brawl: In a 216 to 208 vote, House Republicans narrowly passed a new version of the Farm Bill. But the bill, which dictates federal agriculture policy, farm subsidies, and funding for conservation programs, won't likely go much further. Food stamp provisions were not included in the bill, and not a single Democrat voted in favor of the legislation, with many arguing that it would lead to more hunger in America. President Obama has also vowed to veto any version of the Farm Bill that does not address federal farm and food aid. And according to the White House, in addition to leaving out food stamps, “the bill does not contain sufficient commodity and crop insurance reforms and does not invest in renewable energy, an important source of jobs and economic growth in rural communities across the country.” Washington Post
Cow’s eye view: Acting on the principle that you don’t know a cow until you’ve walked a mile in its hooves, a scientist at Stanford University is investigating whether people will eat less meat after experiencing what it’s like to be a beef cow. Outfitted with a virtual reality helmet, participants in this experiment in empathy saw themselves as cows, being jabbed with an electrical prod and led to the slaughterhouse. The study then recorded what the participants ate for a week. The data hasn’t been processed yet, but in a similar experiment run by the scientist, study subjects began conserving paper towels after being made to cut down virtual trees to make TP. Grist, Climate Wire
On shaky ground: Three more studies are tying earthquakes to energy production that involves injecting fluid into deep wells (think fracking). Most of these quakes are small, but in the last decade as natural gas production increased, the number of tremors in central and eastern United States has risen almost tenfold. Of the quakes that were magnitude 4.5 or above, about half occurred near injection-well sites. Fracking has been linked to earthquakes before, but these studies find that the injections of water into the rock is what brings the rumble, as they add pressure to once inactive faults. Science,Nature
Big Oil blues: When BP agreed to a settlement after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, the company expected to pay businesses and residents affected by the Gulf oil spill about $7.8 billion, in addition to $42.2 billion in cleanup costs (see "Crimes Against Nature"). The damages estimate has since ticked up to $8.2 billion and will likely continue to grow since there is no cap on the claims, which are allowed to roll in until next April. So now BP is asking the Fifth U.S. Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans to stop additional claims, saying some of them are erroneous or inflated and arguing that the terms of the settlement were misinterpreted. The court is expected to decide on the appeal in the next few weeks. New York TimesReuters
Scaling the Shard: Six Greenpeace activists have been arrested for climbing the Shard in London, the tallest building in western Europe. The 15-hour ascent of the 1,017-foot building was a protest against Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling of the Arctic Circle. Once they’d reached the summit, in view of Shell’s three London offices, the women waved a green flag that read, “Save the Arctic.” This live blog offers a play-by-play of the ascent. Telegraph
Feral pork, it’s what’s for dinner: From kudzu to lamprey to wild hogs, populations of invasive species are hard to get rid of. But one strategy gaining populatiry is “if you can’t beat em, eat em!” Chefs have been lending their support to beleaguered ecosystems by cooking up dishes like lionfish sushi and nutria eggrolls. And now you can join in the fight, with a cookbook calledThe Joy of Cooking Invasives: A Culinary Guide to Biocontrol. Atlantic
Fluvial photos: Called the “Mother River,” China’s Yellow River, one of the longest in the world, has been degraded by industrial runoff, pollution, and flooding. This stunning photo series captures its remaining natural beauty as well as the bleakness of the Mother River’s current state. Slate
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Brad Gruno - Brads Raw Food - The Chip Factory

bradIn 2006, Brad was the typical American guy – overweight, high cholesterol, low energy, didn’t sleep well. Sound familiar?
After nearly 20 years in the telecommunications industry, Brad moved back home to Pennsylvania to seriously reevaluate his life. He was at least 40 pounds overweight, mildly depressed because of a recent business failure, and prescribed the drug Lipitor to normalize high cholesterol levels. Needless to say, he was not in the healthiest state.
Brad’s aunt then happened to introduce him to the documentary film “Eating,” which highlights the benefits of a plant-based diet. For some reason the film really resonated with him, and overnight he adopted a strictly raw food diet. Within months, Brad felt like a completely different person. He had shed over 40 pounds, lowered his cholesterol levels, and discovered a youthful vigor and energy he hadn’t experienced since his mid-20s.
While he was completely invested in this new way of eating, he did miss the familiar crunch of traditional American snack food. He started experimenting with raw chips made from fresh vegetables, sprouted flax seeds, fruit nuts, buckwheat groats and an array of spices. He dehydrated the chips, keeping the temperature below 115 degrees, so as not to break his commitment to a raw diet.

Homemade Snacks Take Off

Brad’s homemade snacks were met with a lot of enthusiasm from family and friends, and due to his entrepreneurial spirit, he quickly realized the commercial appeal they could have. He ran demos at local farmer’s markets, and further praise validated the notion that his product had real potential. Soon, local health food stores and regional Whole Foods Markets began carrying Brad’s Raw Chips. Since then, Brad’s Raw Foods has been in a constant state of upward growth and expansion, and Brad’s products are sold in specialty retailers and established grocers all throughout the country. His product lines now include Brad’s Raw Chips & Crackers, Brad’s Raw Leafy Kale, and Brad’s Raw 4 Paws. His line of Brad’s Raw Onion Rings will also be launching soon.
brad-02Though Brad’s main job is to continue to oversee the success of Brad’s Raw Foods, he also enjoys traveling and connecting with people all around the world in order to “spread the kale.” He takes great pleasure in sharing his story and inspiring others to adopt healthier habits and lifestyles.
Raw food completely changed Brad’s health and his life, and he hopes his products and company’s mission will help do the same for you!

Watch Brad’s Journey

  1. Brad's Raw Foods - YouTube
    This is the official YouTube channel for Brad's Raw Foods. Our videos have everything and anything to do with Brad's Raw Foods and the community that ...
  2. Brad's Raw Chips (BRC) -- Whole Foods Demo -- Raw ... - YouTube
    Mar 20, 2010 - Uploaded by BradsRawChips1
    Find BRC in a store near you or order them from our website, You can find us on ...
  3. Brad's Raw Foods | Green Smoothie Recipe - YouTube
    Mar 3, 2011 - Uploaded by Brad's Raw Foods -- Brad Gruno makes a mean green smoothie! No matter where you are on our ...
  4. Brad's Raw Foods | Brad's Famous Salad - YouTube
    Mar 3, 2011 - Uploaded by Brad's Raw Foods -- At Brad's Raw Foods, we love to eat salads! Here, Brad shows you how to make ...
  5. Brad's Raw Retreat in Asheville, NC | Brad's Raw Foods - YouTube
    Oct 2, 2013 - Uploaded by Brad's Raw Foods
    Brad discovered the amazing benefits of a raw diet and a healthy lifestyle -- and you can too! Join us in ...
  6. Learn Brad's Favorite Smoothie Recipe | Brad's Raw Foods - YouTube
    Oct 24, 2013 - Uploaded by Brad's Raw Foods
    Featured in his upcoming book, "Brad's Raw Made Easy," this green smoothie recipe changed Brad's life ...
  7. Brad's Raw Foods | Brad's Story - YouTube
    Jan 23, 2013 - Uploaded by Brad's Raw Foods -- You may be familiar with BradGruno's inspiring story but here's a further look ...
  8. Meet the Chickpea Miso from Brad's Raw Foods - YouTube
    Oct 24, 2013 - Uploaded by Brad's Raw Foods
    We traveled to western North Carolina to meet the maker of the chickpea miso we use in our "Crunchy Kale ...
  9. Brad's Raw Foods | Brad's Raw Recipes: Taco Salad (La ... - YouTube
    Aug 19, 2013 - Uploaded by Brad's Raw Foods
    La Fiesta RAWvolution! Taco Salad (Click "show more" for all the details.) Serves 4 to 6 | About 10 minutes to ...
  10. Brad's Raw Foods | Raw Salad Dressing - YouTube
    Mar 22, 2011 - Uploaded by Brad's Raw Foods
    ... Brad's at it again! This time, he's making his raw salad dressing. About Brad's Raw Foods In 2007, Brad ...