Archive for April, 2008

Earth Day, Earth Week, etc…

I would be remiss if I forgot to mention a couple of upcoming dates on the calendar.

First, there is Earth Day on April 22nd. Before that actually, begins Earth Week and Turn off your TV Week. This is the first I’ve heard about Earth Week, so I will look to find a link out there on the internet.

After that is a festival that I would love to go to if I had the time and/or money, Green Festival in Chicago is May 17th and 18th. Check it out.

I have links to all the aforementioned dates on the Dates to Remember page for more information.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

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I’ve been meaning to fix our clothesline

Maybe these three articles will inspire me to finally fix our clothesline.

The first one is “Cord-o-clip Reinvents the Clothesline” by Lloyd Alter over at Treehugger. I would have thought it would be hard to improve upon a classic.

The second article is “Utility Giving Away Free Clotheslines” by Patrick Metzger over at Green Daily. The one catch here is that you have to live in Toronto. Sorry about that!

The last one is “Hang Some Laundry Out to Dry” at The Daily Green. This is just a feel good article for those wanting to make a difference.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian


I always enjoy a good story about turtles

I found this story over at Yahoo this morning, “Cleveland Zoo Researchers Find Rare Giant Turtle in Vietnam”. The Swinhoe Soft-Shell Turtle was thought to be extinct in the wild. I know that not that long ago I saw an article about this turtle. I will see if I can dig it back up.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

What with the price of oil…

As gas prices continue to rise, I thought I would post some articles here on some up and coming alternatives to oil that have been in the headlines the last few months.

The first is “E.Coli: The Next Big Source of Hydrogen Fuel?” by Jeremy Jacquot over at Treehugger (via Science Daily).

This next one seems a little gross. It’s entitled “Put a Cow in Your Tank” by Lloyd Alter, again over at Treehugger.

Next up, “Fuel Cells Use Bacteria to Make Energy from Waste” from Earth and Sky Radio.

Last, “Green Gasoline: Like Gasoline, But Made from Cellulose” by Jeremy Jacquot, yet again at Treehugger.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian


Worlds Oldest Tree

I saw this article the other day at Yahoo and as a lover of trees, just had to mention it. It’s entitled “Swedish Spruce May Be the Worlds Oldest Living Tree” by Niklas Pollard. Read it here.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

EPA

This is a topic that’s long overdue. I just wanted to list a few articles on some of the topics that the EPA has covered lately. With the end of an administration that has typically been left standing on the environment, I guess they are trying to play catch up. That’s what I’m trying to do here as well.

The first one came from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch entitled “EPA Toughens Rules on Lead Paint Removal”.  Unfortunately, I can’t locate the link to this article but it was in the 4/1/08 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

This next article was in the USA Today entitled “EPA Announces Rules Aimed at Protecting Children, Wetlands” from the AP.

Next up on the EPA’s agenda, “EPA May Insist That Smog be Cleaner” by H. Josef Hebert from the AP. Again, this one has no link but it’s over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 3/6/08.

The last article is “Outspoken Scientist Dismissed from Panel on Chemical Safety” by Marla Cone at the LA Times.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Speaking of boats (I kid you not)

I almost forgot about this story. I came across it at Treehugger the other day. It’s entitled “Canoe Built From Disposable Chopsticks” by Lloyd Alter.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian