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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 10/2011

SXSW Eco: Sustainability And The Carbon Zero City, By The Numbers

Posted 10.06.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Tex. -- Replacing fossil fuels with clean energy alternatives such as wind and solar is an important aim. But if the end goal is sustainabilit...

SXSW Eco: Replacing Unsustainable Language To Tackle Climate Change

Posted 10.06.2011 | Green

The average 'Walmart mom' may not necessarily care about a reduction in waste or greenhouse gas emissions achieved by removing the dimple from the bot...

Texas Drought: 'Tough Choices' Ahead For The Thirsty State, Water Experts Say

Posted 10.07.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas -- On Thursday evening, Austin's local Fox News weatherman Scott Fisher gave his viewers a welcome forecast: a "big time" chance of rain...

Meatless Monday's Peggy Neu On The Health And Environmental Benefits Of Part-Time Vegetarianism

Posted 10.09.2011 | Green

Have you avoided your meat today? More and more people are going vegetarian -- at least part-time -- as they join a movement that suggests even a ...

Environmental Justice Strategy Aims To Address Inequities Among Low-Income, Minority And Tribal Groups

Posted 10.10.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas -- Thirty years after the Midnite Mine was closed, clean-up of the 33 million tons of radioactive remains at the site -- located within...

Ryan Park: Solar Energy's Future Remains Bright

Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

Spending less on one's monthly energy bill -- that's appealing. Saving the environment at the same time, says Ryan Park, "that's icing on the cake." ...

Chris Paine: Recharging Hope In Electric Cars

Posted 10.25.2011 | Green

No villains appear in Chris Paine's new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car" -- a stark contrast to its 2006 predecessor. "Who Killed the Electric Car?...

Produce Problems: How Pigs, Pollution And Other People Taint Our Fruits And Veggies

Posted 10.26.2011 | Green

The second in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Ashley Armstrong's pa...