Thursday, June 24, 2010
Appreciate what you have: The Minature Earth Project transforms influential Donella Meadows "State of the Village Report" into moving video
A version of this with a different sound track is available at the Miniature Earth Project.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
To make vegan, leave out the cheese. If you don't like dill, substitute with thyme or parsley. Serve with crusty bread, and you have a light meal to compliment the summer heat.
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp minced fresh dill
1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
Coarse sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 bunches arugula, trimmed and roughly chopped
1 can white beans, such as cannellini or Great Northern, rinsed and drained
1 yellow bell pepper, halved, seeded and thinly sliced
Shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, dill, garlic, and salt and pepper. Add the arugula, beans, and yellow pepper and toss to combine.
2. Garnish the salad with shaved Parmesan cheese and serve.
Found: Treehugger.com; Fresh Food Fast by Peter Berley
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Beautiful and inspiring site, Earth Album, combines google earth with flickr for pictures of sunsets around the earth, even Texas
Earth Album Alpha
Photo by Flickr user stilllearninghowtofly-WW tribe psychiatrist
Monday, June 14, 2010
Watch "The Corporation" on Hulu.com. 2006 Documentary examines the nature of corporations and their effect on society and the environment.
Watch the entire documentary on Hulu.com with limited commercial interruption.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Broccoli and Bowties
- 1 lb. dry farfalle pasta
2 cups broccoli florets
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil, then add the dry pasta. Cook according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, bring about 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook about 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3. Place a small sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the oil and garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice, zest, salt, and pepper.
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, broccoli, lemon-olive oil sauce, and toasted pine nuts. Toss until well coated and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
Found: VegCooking.com (PETA)
Makes 8 servings
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Canadian Broadcasting Company 2007 documentary "The Denial Machine" examines global warming deniers.
In the past few years, a firestorm has engulfed the debate about global warming. This issue has pitted science against spin, with inflammatory words from both sides. Former Vice-President Al Gore’s recent Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work on global warming, only served to heighten the rhetoric on both sides of the debate.
Some scientists believe that global warming will not be devastating to the planet.
How could scientific fact, which many believe could determine the very future of the planet, become a political battleground, left versus right, environmentalist versus climate change sceptic?
Global warming: potential costs?
A 2006 British report estimated that the projected costs of global warming to be as costly as both world wars and the Great Depression added together. Yet, with such consequences, some scientists still insist that climate change, if it is happening at all, could be a good thing.
The Denial Machine investigates the roots of the campaign to negate the science and the threat of global warming. It tracks the activities of a group of scientists, some of whom previously consulted for Big Tobacco, and who are now receiving donations from major coal and oil companies.
Who is keeping the debate of global warming alive?
The documentary shows how fossil fuel corporations have kept the global warming debate alive long after most scientists believed that global warming was real and had potentially catastrophic consequences. It shows that companies such as Exxon Mobil are working with top public relations firms and using many of the same tactics and personnel as those employed by Phillip Morris and RJ Reynolds to dispute the cigarette-cancer link in the 1990s. Exxon Mobil sought out those willing to question the science behind climate change, providing funding for some of them, their organizations and their studies.
The Denial Machine also explores how the arguments supported by oil companies were adopted by policymakers in both Canada and the US and helped form government policy.