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Let’s Create A Better World – 10.31.16

Journalist and Former talk show host of Healthy Planet, Healthy Me and A Right to Know on the Pacifica network, Sherry Beall, is our guest. Sherry spent many years researching how to create environmentally friendly homes, including her own, and is regularly invited to speak on this topic.

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How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner’s Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life — much simpler. If you’re in the latter group, you’ve probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak. But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the “grid,” anyway? Originally, the grid referred to the United States’ electrical system. An estimated 200,000 Americans have unplugged …

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Suzanne Kelly – Green Burial: More Than an Eco-Conscious Choice

Hybrid cars, backyard composters and household rain barrels have much in common with green burial these days. Opting for a biodegradable casket or shroud and forgoing chemical embalming and the use of a burial vault are just a few more eco-choices Americans now have in the midst of overwhelming environmental problems. Over the last decade or more news stories have done …

Research Confirms Hydroelectric Dams Not Environmentally Friendly After All – Sarah Lazare

A new study by University of East Anglia researchers confirms what numerous Indigenous communities have long charged: gigantic hydroelectric dam construction projects are not environmentally friendly, as proponents claim, but in fact pose a profound threat to biodiversity and life in the Amazon. Widespread Forest Vertebrate Extinctions Induced by a Mega Hydroelectric Dam in Lowland Amazonia was published Wednesday in the …