Posts Tagged ‘Green’

10/30/2013

Southern Weed Invading Midwest

It’s a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country.  Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against it, and the weed’s thick stems and deep roots make. . .

09/16/2013

Wal-Mart To Ban Products Containing Toxic Chemicals

Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will require its suppliers to phase out about 10 hazardous chemicals from personal care products, cosmetics and cleaning products sold in its stores.  It will also require the suppliers to disclose chemicals in those products.  The moves follow an announcement made by Procter & Gamble. . .

09/03/2013

Red Cedar Trees Rebound After Clean Air Act

A species of old trees in the Appalachian Mountains is growing faster than expected in the wake of clean-air controls implemented decades ago, a new study shows.  The research on eastern red cedar trees, all between 120 and 500 years old, also showed changes in the types of carbon and. . .

Putting Insects On The Menu

A growing number of forward-thinking chefs are putting insects on their menus, often grasshoppers and mealworms, but also more exotic fare such as creamy bee larvae or zesty carpenter ants. “It’s amazing to me how it’s snowballed,” says David George Gordon, author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook and one of America’s. . .

07/24/2013

Republican House Proposes Cuts To EPA

House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration.  The $24 billion spending measure would gut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency. . .

07/15/2013

Global Population Jumps

The African population could increase fourfold by 2100, making poverty and hunger issues more severe.  In advance of World Population Day, United Nations demographers have once again revised official projections upward.  Some of their report highlights:  Nigeria, the West African nation slightly larger than Texas, is on track to surpass. . .

05/17/2013

Today Is Bike To Work Day

Today is National Bike To Work Day.  I’m not sure it would qualify for its own Hallmark greeting card, but biking to work has gained a tremendous amount of traction in the last ten years. According to the League of American Bicyclists bike commuting in the U.S. has increased 44. . .

04/10/2013

Seaweed As A Natural Fertilizer

By Guest Blogger: Jakob Berry  Of the many things that wash up on beaches during strong winter storms seaweed can be found in abundance.  Even in calmer waters there’s no shortage as the ocean is full of it and although this seemingly pointless ‘weed’ looks unappealing sprawled out on the. . .

01/08/2013

On Hitting 1,000th

Hitting any milestone is something that should be acknowledged and perhaps celebrated.  The Earthy Report today hit a milestone.  This is the 1,000th entry we’ve posted.  It takes a few people to put out The Earthy Report on a daily basis, and I want to say thank you to them. . .

01/01/2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to one and all.  All the best for 2013.  New Year’s resolutions have been made, most of those will not make it to February, but hey resolutions are made to be broken. So since we’re in the New Year, I’d like to make a few new Top Ten. . .

12/25/2012

Tis The Season To Be Green

The holiday’s are upon us, and between the food waste and consumer consumption that goes on during this season, perhaps a new tack is in order for this year. Greening the holidays shouldn’t just be for this ostentatious season, but something we should be doing every day.  The holidays create a. . .

11/22/2012

A Greener Thanksgiving?

No, this is not going to be a soliloquy on being being a vegetarian for Thanksgiving, or giving a reprieve to what once could have been our National bird, the Turkey. Greening Thanksgiving covers a wider range of life style issues that we could all use.  With a nod to. . .

11/15/2012

California Leads Nation In Buying Hybrids And Electric Cars

It’s no surprise that the State of California leads the nation in the purchase of hybrid and electric vehicles.  According to a report by automotive website Edmunds.com, California drivers accounted for just under one-third of all electric vehicles purchased in the United States last year and about a quarter of. . .

10/03/2012

FTC Seeks To Limit Deceptive Green Marketing Claims

Hoping to limit the number of deceptive claims, the Federal Trade Commission on Monday released an updated version of its green marketing guidelines that hold companies to truthful standards in marketing their products.  The revision to the Green Guides is the first since 1998, when phrases like “carbon offset” and. . .

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