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Conservative Christians launch skeptical climate campaign

Conservative religious leaders have launched a “We Get It!” campaign that just goes to prove that saying something doesn’t make it so. The campaign aims to gather a million signatures on a petition opposing climate-change …

From Bushy to Beef

Tail lickin’ good Give squirrel a whirl: it’s all natural, free-range, and as local as it gets. Apparently, “Southern fried squirrel is good. And tandoori style works. It is especially tasty fricasséed with Cornish cream …

Toyota's foresight pays off, part one

Prius sales top one million

The Toyota Prius is "the world's first mass-produced petrol-electric hybrid car to hit 1 million in sales." More than half of those were sold in North America. Toyota's goal is to sell more than one million per year. I own one and must say it is a terrific car. I get about 45 miles per gallon combined city and highway -- double the mpg of my old Saturn, which was not as big. I think the comments from the Wired blog bear repeating, considering how GM (and others) mocked Toyota for pushing what they claimed was a money-losing vehicle:

The Iceman melteth

Val Kilmer to star in Arctic horror flick

Photo: © Val Kilmer This summer, the Iceman cometh … to a horror flick about global warming. The Thaw, which begins shooting mid-June with star Val Kilmer, is based on the premise that melting ice …

Alter Eco

Adrian Grenier’s eco-entourage heats up Planet Green

I mentioned Adrian Grenier’s upcoming project, The Green Life, back in January, but the latest scoop is that the show — billed as a makeover series wherein Grenier and "his entourage" help everyday folk go …

U. of Washington to create big eco-college

The University of Washington is planning to create the largest environmental college evah. The proposed College of the Environment would become the 5th-largest of U-Dub’s 17 colleges, combining its current schools of forestry, fishery sciences, …

Prius sales top 1 million

Worldwide sales of Toyota’s Prius hybrid have passed the 1 million mark, the auto company announced Thursday. The world’s first mass-produced hybrid was introduced in Japan in 1997 and in other markets in 2000. While …

Got weeds? Reach for the food processor, not the lawnmower

Around this time of year, all the foodies in my neck of the woods are, well, in the woods. Spring and fall are the best wild food foraging times around here, and as if ol’ …

Recycling sewer water into drinking water growing more popular

Cities and counties across the United States have increasingly been turning to recycled sewer water as one way to meet growing drinking-water demand. Recycling sewer water, or turning toilet water into drinking water via purification, …

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