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Update: WSU reinstates Pollan book

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By Unknown #2 June 1, 2009
A short while ago, we blogged about Washington State University and its decision to pull Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma from its incoming reading list. Read more...
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Bill Maher has a cow

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By Unknown #2 June 1, 2009
Seattle Environmental Policy Examiner: Bill Maher on global warming: forget the beef! Read more...
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Agreement brings Growing Power to cemetery

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By Unknown #2 June 2, 2009
The greenhouses at Forest Home Cemetery on Milwaukee's south side have laid dormant for a decade because they were too expensive to heat in the winter. If you're wondering why a cemetery has greenhouses in the first place, think flowers. Read more...
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The war over water

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By Unknown #2 June 2, 2009
Here in the Midwest, water is plentiful and our headlines often center around how to preserve, protect and keep it. Progressive-minded people are turning to rain gardens and rain barrels to protect the quality of our lakes, and maintain our gardens in a sustainable manner. It's all about keeping what nature gave us, and keeping it clean. Read more...
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Omega-3 living up to its hype

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By Unknown #2 June 3, 2009
Omega-3 may improve blood pressure during weight loss Shared via AddThis Read more...
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Local group calls for more renewable energy

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By Unknown #2 June 3, 2009
In June's issue of the Exchange magazine, we chatted to the chaps behind Half Moon Power, learning about their foray into the wind turbine industry, and the opportunities for Wisconsin and Michigan, as well as Minnesota in this wind valley we call home. Read more...
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Legislators address e-waste

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By Unknown #2 June 4, 2009
Ever wondered what to do with your old computer or printer? You're not alone. Addressing the fact that disposal of e-waste is cumbersome, Wisconsin legislators are mulling over ways to make it easier for consumers to get rid of gadgets properly. Read more...
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Hitting the roof

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By Unknown #2 June 5, 2009
If you stand in front of the Outpost store on Capitol Drive and gaze across the street, you might see a man on his roof, digging. Which would be weird ... if it weren't for the rooftop gardening movement that is taking root in Milwaukee and other cities across the country. Read more...
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Bicyclists bare all

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By Unknown #2 June 8, 2009
The food revolution, climate change and green living are heavy topics, so we at the Exchange magazine are always looking for uplifting, inspiring stories to share... spread the word, not the gloom. Read more...
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Once again: no raw tahini

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By Unknown #2 June 9, 2009
Once Again Nut Butter, Inc. has distributed a press release explaining its decision not to feature raw tahini in its product line, despite consumer interest. In a nutshell, the reason is food safety. Read more...
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Mapping the U.S. obesity rate

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By Unknown #2 June 9, 2009
This gives new meaning to the term "population growth." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site is showing an animated map graphic, displaying in color the rate at which obesity numbers in the country have grown. Tracking the obesity rate from 1985 through 2007, the numbers show an increase from around 14% to 30% obesity. The data was pulled from a series of monthly telephone interviews. Read more...
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Blog-worthy

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By Unknown #2 June 10, 2009
One door leads to another and another on the Internet, and this morning, Food Inc.'s Facebook page lead us to this highly readable blog, www.takepart.com Read more...
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Video: Eric Schlosser on The Colbert Report

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By Unknown #2 June 11, 2009
Can factory farms be fodder for comedy? Colbert thinks so: Read more...
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Walk the (High) Line | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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By Unknown #2 June 11, 2009
We've seen Flickr photos of this in the making, and we've heard east coast friends chatting about it, and now it is here... the NYC high line green space. Read more...
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Conservation corps wins green jobs grant

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By Unknown #2 June 15, 2009
Milwaukee Conservation Leadership Corps was awarded a $550,000 grant Friday to expand it's green job training program. Mayor Tom Barrett was on hand to accept the award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Providence, R.I. Read more...
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Bay View plan raises questions

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By Unknown #2 June 16, 2009
With Bay View's former U.S. Army Reserve property on the drawing board for development, many are excited about the green features being proposed for what may be called "Eco-Bay." But others are voicing concerns and opinions about housing itself... the availability and quality of senior housing and single family homes in Bay View. The message seems to be: Green is good, but before we get excited about solar panels, let's make sure we're meeting the housing needs of our long-time residents. Read more...
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Not so hot in the city

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By Unknown #2 June 17, 2009
If you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint, move to the city. That should also help fill some of those condos that have been built downtown. Read more...
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Pesticides... more than a pest

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By Unknown #2 June 19, 2009
"Atrazine, a pesticide found in 71% of U.S. drinking water. Banned in Europe, Atrazine disrupts hormone systems." Read more...
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Madison company wins EPA award

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By Unknown #2 June 22, 2009
Virent Energy Systems, Inc. of Madison has snagged an EPA award for its clean energy work. Read more...
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Can a book co-op fill Schwartz's shoes?

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By Unknown #2 June 22, 2009
Missing Harry W. Schwartz? A few people on the North Shore certainly are. They are missing it so much, they have banded together around the idea of a book co-op. Open Book would be a community-owned and operated bookstore. Dare we say "for the people, by the people?" Read more...
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