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Backyard Chickens & Thomas Keller's Decadent Quiche

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Having gotten the chickens last spring, this winter is the first time I've had to figure out what to do with the birds during freezing spells. It turns out that chickens are tough, but their eggs are not.

Sustainable, Recyclable, Durable: Purses and Bags Made from Movie Film

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Holly Cara Price

Julie Lewis was a stay-at-home mom with an undergraduate degree in Biology and a Masters in Nutrition and Biochemistry in 1991 when she came up with a...

Two Goats, One Chevre: Goat Cheese From Farm To Plate

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Minnesota is F-ing cold. Last week, on one of the coldest days of the year (-25 degrees), I was outside milking goats. Incredibly resilient animals, ...

The Future of Seafood? Farming Siberian Sturgeon For More Than Just Caviar

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet Jim Michaels, of Mote Marine Laboratory's Siberian Sturgeon Program. Jim has been working for over a decade on an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for growing farm-raised sturgeon.

NYC Nature 101: Urban Ecology

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

Ecologists have begun to do their field studies closer to home. In the process, they have discovered that nature survives, and even thrives, in the city limits.

LiveBlogging From Edible Institute 2011 (Highlights from DAY 2)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

Good morning and welcome to day 2 of Edible Institute 2011. I'm you're host, Kurt Michael Friese, publisher of Edible Iowa River Valley. You are inv...

LiveBlogging From Edible Institute 2011 (Highlights from DAY 1)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

Hello from sunny Santa Barbara, CA and the 2011 edition of Edible Institute at the Hotel Mar Monte. Today and tomorrow I'll be liveblogging the going...

The Second Foot Falls on the Aquarium Trade in Maui County

Robert Wintner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Wintner

Maui County Council again challenged the largest wildlife exporter in Hawaii Friday, with a new law requiring humane treatment of reef fish captured for the aquarium trade.

Taking Walmart's PR Blitz With A Grain Of Salt

Anna Lappé | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Anna Lappé

Making a big PR splash about improving the health qualities of its food is a smart tactic to deflect attention from the real impact of Walmart on the quality of life for Americans.

A Billion Acts of Green

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cliff Schecter

Just for doing what most readers of this blog likely already do in their own lives, pledging to perform an "Act of Green," you can win a Smart Car.

Quick Picks and Must Reads

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Naazish YarKhan

The holiday season really isn't about relaxing by the fireplace and snuggling into a good book. Nonetheless, if there is a sliver of hope that you'll have some down time, these are the books that you've got to add to your wish list.

10 Smart Travel Ideas That Do Good

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Trazzler.com

Can travel make us better people? Can it make the world a better place? Is it possible to make a positive contribution to a community just by having t...

You Say Tomato, I Say Slavery (video)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

When you buy tomatoes at the local Publix, Ahold, Kroger, or Walmart, you become the last link in a chain that is attached to shackles in south Florida.

House of Rain: Kenya's First Net-Positive Sports Facility (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Thanks to the vision of Joseph and Samson Mutongu, a basketball court has morphed into a community center, sports facility and the rainwater catchment system for hundreds of children that attend schools located on the campus.

Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.

American Consumers Aren't Buying Climate Action

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Earlier this week at the Clinton Global Initiative, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres offered her assessment of what was preventing progress in the...

PHOTOS: 8 Ways You Can Be Fooled By Your Food

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We heartily applaud any effort to green your diet. But beware: looks can be misleading. While organic is much better for the environment since it ex...

PHOTOS: Hempcrete, Earthships, And More! The Coolest Home Design Trends

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The modern home builder has a bevy of options for building a sustainable, low-energy, non-toxic building. From hemp, to corn cobs, to old tires, to sm...

Transgenic Food -- the Science and the Psychology

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

After years of research, the FDA is holding final hearings before deciding whether to approve the first food produced by splicing the genes of one spe...

Making a Case for Why Grass-Fed Meat Is Better (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet farmer Ingimundur and Ulla Kjarval of Spring Lake Farm. To them, grass-fed meat has a beefy, distinctive taste to it -- a taste they are sure New York diners and chefs will want to seek out.

PHOTOS: 9 Tasty And Sustainable Sushi Selections

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Americans have developed a healthy appetite for fish and sushi, but this appetite can come at a cost. Overfishing has put the future of many species a...

The Season for Sustainability

Melina Shannon-DiPietro | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Melina Shannon-DiPietro

As students from around the nation -- from New Haven to Nebraska to Washington D.C. -- champion sustainable food, institutions need to hold themselves to high standards.

Haiti Rebuild: Local Ts, Local Jobs

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Why can't volunteer groups and NGOs in Haiti source t-shirts in the country and help stimulate the local economy?

Can We Build Transit Systems With Our Phones? Weeels Says Yes

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

There's an alternative to public transportation, and it's not through costly subway upgrades or private cars. It's built by the vehicles already driven around the city, by us commuters, and by our willingness to share.

All About Geoducks: Don't Judge an Ugly Clam by Its Cover (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

2010-07-08-geoduck.jpgWith the image of the beast in mind, yes, my first bite was met with hesitation. But the mild flavors and exciting textures made the geoduck's ugliness a lot less intimidating.