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Portlanders and Mayor Charlie Hales: World Leaders on Climate Change

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.17.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Will some follow Portlanders' lead, and agree to put an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure in their city's limits, too? It's hard to say, just yet. But if this happens, we might actually look back on Portland.

Portlandia: Tar Sands Fuel Exporter or Climate Champion?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

What does bike-riding, climate-championing, granola-crunching, weird and wacky Portland, Oregon, have in common with the bleak, smouldering, poisonous mines of Alberta's tar sands? Soon they might share in common an economic interest in exporting fossil fuels from the tar sands to Asian markets.

Scientists Generate Renewable Propane From Common Gut Bacterium

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green

LONDON (Reuters) - British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intest...

What's the Hottest BBQ Fuel? Propane vs. Natural Gas

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

You may have wondered why we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel. I know I used to wonder. Turns out there's a very good reason we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel -- in fact, just two words will suffice to explain.

Wood Grilling: A Perfect Win For Intrepid Urban Epicureans

Ben Eisendrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Eisendrath

You're an urban gourmet, versed in the latest restaurant and locavore jargon, but every once in a while your reading takes you to more primal scenes, ...

When Buying a Grill, Understanding the Thermodynamics of Cooking is Crucial

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An outdoor grill may seem simple, but it is actually a complex cooking tool, and understanding how it works is crucial to making great food outdoors, and a necessity before handing your credit card to the clerk.

No Impact Week: Solar Panels, Bio-Diesel, and Worms

Renée Loux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Renée Loux

Several years ago, I undertook a year-long experiment to minimize my personal waste. At the time, "no impact" wasn't a common term. I just wanted to see how waste-wise efficient I could be.

How to Buy a Grill

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A good grill is an essential tool for the modern cook, not just as a backyard diversion, but a second oven.