• 01
    Aug

    Realize Rail-Wise

    Trains move 2,000 lbs of freight between 430 and 600 miles on a single (one) gallon of fuel!

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  • 01
    Aug

    Keystone XL Pipeline Question

    Will it really cost less to build a pipeline dividing an entire country (Canada to the Gulf of Mexico) and endangering an aquifer than building a new local refinery close by fostering a regionalized distribution system that would directly benefit those producing it in the first place?

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  • 01
    Aug

    Reason to do something or nothing.

    “One man’s imagined community is another man’s political prison.” (Anderson, 1983)

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  • 01
    Aug

    Random Act(s) of Kindness

    We are all familiar with “paying the toll for the car behind.” I live in a city where older people still genuinely mean the best when they nod or even say hello, but Cathy O’Grady and friends (as reported initially in Boston Magazine and later by The Good News...

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  • 01
    Aug

    Oz on Alz

    I was recently told about an episode on Dr. Oz where he brought in some of the top minds working on Alzheimer’s. One of the gentlemen was a leading surgeon who has studied the brains of Alzheimer’s patients postmortem. Unlike most studies that find a percentage of evidence that...

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  • 01
    Aug

    Paper vs. cloth

    According to a new book titled “Your Water Footprint,” Stephen Leahey reports a cloth napkin that is reused costs about 1.2 gallons of water per use whereas a disposable paper napkin is 4 gallons! Flax or Hemp napkins can reduce this, he says, to as little as .25 gallons!...

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  • 01
    Aug

    Chemical Warfare for the new Millennium

    US law currently restricts a mere 11 ingredients from cosmetics. The EU regulates and restricts 1300! Out of over 60,000 industrial chemicals, US regulators have only been able to demonstrate “sufficient risk” for five (asbestos) under a law dating back to 1976. The EU is currently looking at legislation...

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  • 01
    Aug

    The World United?

    Thirty years ago, The Montreal Protocol became the first unanimous decision ever by UN members marking a world effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions including CFCs. 2014 marked the first observation by a panel of over 300 scientists that the ozone layer was on the road to repair. “It’s...

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  • 01
    Aug

    New word!

    Did you hear the news? It wasn’t on FOX! Sustainable as a term is out. The new “in” word? Resilience. To be resilient, whatever we are talking about is sustainable (providing the needs of today without harming those of the future) but also anticipates and prepares for disruption while...

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  • 01
    Aug

    Help Wanted

    Work from home (mine), run the company (according to my rule), occasional pay, limited investment, no experience necessary; education and drive a must.

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