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The Environmental Magazine: Green treasure hunts

Green treasure hunts – Tools for green living: resources for eco-awareness and action Karen Madsen Letterboxing is a great way to get the whole family excited about the outdoors. This family quest has been practiced in Dartmoor Park, England for 150 years, and it has been gaining popularity in many other parts of the world. […]

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The Environmental Magazine: Diet for a small pet; bring out the animal in your dog or cat with healthy food alternatives – Consumer News

Diet for a small pet; bring out the animal in your dog or cat with healthy food alternatives – Consumer News – Brief Article Barbara Powers The wild dogs and cats that roamed the Earth thousands of years ago were the direct ancestors of the “domesticated creatures” we share our homes with today. As our […]

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The Environmental Magazine: Can save the cities?

Can save the cities? Jim Motavalli Wausau, Wisconsin may seem like the furthest thing from a global mega-city, but the forces in play in this small city are echoes of the worldwide issues of population and immigration. Over the past decades Wausau has received a large influx of Hmong, a nomadic Laotian hill people who […]

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The Environmental Magazine: The Nature of Frogs: Amphibians with Attitude. – Review

The Nature of Frogs: Amphibians with Attitude. – Review – book review B.H. AMPHIBIANS ON THE COFFEE TABLE The Nature of Frogs: Amphibians with Attitude (Greystone, $24.95) is a spectacular photographic collection of frogs and toads in their natural habitats. Harry Parsons complements the full-page, glossy images with lively, clever captions. The narrative weaves together […]

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The Environmental Magazine: Real Wealth

Real Wealth – use of gross domestic product figures as economic indicator may no longer be valid Linda Baker The Genuine Progress Indicator Could Provide an Environmental Measure of the Planet’s Health On October 17, 1995, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND)asked his colleagues in the Senate to rethink sacred notions of economic progress. “We are told […]

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The Environmental Magazine: Homemade music

Homemade music – musical instruments from recycled objects Iris Brooks For musician Skip La Plante, heaps of garbage are nothing more than great opportunities to make music. “Garbage is actually a resource; if more people looked at it that way there would be less of a garbage problem,” says La Plante. Peanut butter jars, crushed […]

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The Environmental Magazine: Buying Nemo

Buying Nemo Sarah Osterhoudt The popular animated movie Finding Nemo, a favorite in kids’ video collections, traces the exploits of the young clownfish Nemo, who is captured by divers and plopped into a dentist office aquarium. But Nemo longs to return to the ocean and his father. Overall, the movie’s message seems simple: fish are […]

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Seattle’s Theo is a fair trade version of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory

Sweet dreams: Seattle’s Theo is a fair trade version of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory Jim Motavalli “Sweet dreams are made of this …” It was pure coincidence that the 1983 Eurythmics hit was playing on the radio as the staff of Theo Chocolate readied the next 6,000-pound load of cocoa beans. Theo, based since March […]

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The Environmental Magazine: A Wealth of Knowledge – Web sites and books for environmentally-minded money management

A Wealth of Knowledge – Web sites and books for environmentally-minded money management – Brief Article Damon Franz Books, Journals and Websites To Help Eco-Manage Your Money While the art of acquiring money can be reduced to hard work and good luck, handling it once you have it is infinitely more complex. How much to […]

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The Environmental Magazine: The dead Pigeon River: did Champion International’s dioxin pollution create a ‘Widowsville’ in North Carolina?

The dead Pigeon River: did Champion International’s dioxin pollution create a ‘Widowsville’ in North Carolina? – Champion International Corp Anna Manzo Even as a five-year-old in 1947, Mary Woody knew there was something wrong with the Pigeon River, which flowed behind her great-grandfather’s home in Hartford, Tennessee. “It had foot-high white foam floating along the […]