Blog – Page 182 – Eco Snippets

Free Documentry – Gas Land

In May 2008, Josh Fox received a letter from a natural gas company offering to lease his family’s land in Milanville, Pennsylvania for $100,000 to drill for gas. Following the lease offer, he looked for information about natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale under large parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. […]

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Organic Chicken Feed Is Cheep When You Make It Yourself

A benefit of raising your own chickens is having inexpensive organic eggs and meat. The problem is that in many areas it is nearly impossible to get organic chicken feeds and even if you can it is expensive. Of course you can order it online, or have your feed store special order it but it […]

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The Portable Treehouse

Want to go camping, but afraid of bugs, snakes, or bears? Why not pitch your tent in the air, above the forest floor and away from critters and potential predators, with Tentsile, “the world’s most versatile tent.” The portable tent-hammock hybrid can be used in nearly any environment, anchored to trees in the heart of […]

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So You Wanna Pick A Fight With A Bear?

Looking to pick a fight with a bear? Well, we wish you good luck with that, but just incase… According to Stephen Colbert, bears are the number one threat to America today. Sure, bears look cute when they’re rummaging through a garbage can looking for food, but don’t let their cuteness lull you into carnal […]

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Franken Seeds – Hybrid Seeds vs GMOs

Hybrid Seeds. Genetically-modified (GMO) seeds. Heirloom seeds. The labels often confuse people. Not a single day passes without some well-meaning reader leaving a comment like this one: “GMOs are perfectly safe. Farmers and gardeners have been cross-breeding seeds like this for thousands of years. Take off your tinfoil hats, people!” Um… no. Just no. Farmers […]

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Food Shortages Could Force World Into Vegetarianism

Water scarcity’s effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed population expected to reach 9bn by 2050. Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world’s population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 […]

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How To Make Your Own Vinegar

So you finally found that bottle of crappy wine that rolled under the couch a couple of years ago after THAT crazy night. And it just so happens you’ve got a bright idea to try and make your own vinegar? Well, great idea, why not. Here’s what you’re gonna need… A gallon jug of crappy wine. Good wine also works, by […]

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Need A Wash? Make Some Castile Soap…

Bit smelly? Need a good wash? Why not make some castile soap. If you happen to have stinky people with sensitive skin, you could make them a bar of Castile soap, which is a pure olive oil soap, free from sodium lauryl sulphate; a.k.a. SLS. This soap is a gentle and mild cleanser. People who have […]

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