Archive for April, 2009

The last straw

I must say that after reading “Canada:Bisphenol A is a Health Hazard” by Sarah Schmidt at Green Change, I knew that I had to write about plastics. In this article it mentions how this chemical is used in everything from baby products to the lining of food cans. Scary stuff!

This article came just after reading “Scientists Reject FDA’a Claim That BPA is Safe” by Meg Kissinger and Susanne Rust at the Milwaukee Journal Senitel via Green Change.

On the good news for this, we have “Sunoco Will Stop Selling Bisphenol A for Use in Children’s Food Products” and “SC Johnson to Phase Out Phtalates“, both at The Daily Green.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

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Hail today, rain tomorrow

Just a few articles on climate change/global warming.

This has been a topic of discussion the last couple of weeks. “Climate Change and Atmospheric Circulation Will Make For Uneven Ozone Recovery” at Science Daily and”Climate Change Complicates Ozone Recovery” at the Environmental News Service are just two of them.

And here are a couple of articles on the affects. They are “With Global Warming, It’s Water, Water, Water Everywhere…Except There, There and There” by Dan Shapley at The Daily Green and “Global Warming Speeding Up Erosion in Alaska” by Michael Graham Richard at Treehugger.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

So many choices but so little money

With me trying to scrape enough together to purchase a nice used car (but I’ll always have my scooter) as three kids don’t really fit very well on it. I guess I’ll just have to dream about having one of the really green ones! But since I can’t have one, at least I can talk about them, so here goes.

First up, this article on the latest about that cute care the TH!NK. It’s entitled “TH!INK Electric Cars Considering US Market-You Can Help” by Sami Grover at Treehugger.

Then there is this one about the Smart Car called “Smart Car2Go Program Rolls Out in Austin by Josh Loposer at Green Daily.

And while the Volt is getting a lot of headlines here in the U.S., check out “Detroit Electric Announces Affordable EV Lineup”¬† over at Good Clean Tech and “Treehugger Becomes Ford Fiesta Agent” by Alan Graham at Treehugger. So many to choose from.

As I was writing this post, I noticed “5 Fuel-Efficient Little Cars That Dazzled the New York Auto Show” by Dan Shapley at The Daily Green. Check it out.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Fishing for a story

It’s corny I know, but what are you going to do?

First up, “Sustainable Fishing Lands $5 Million in Funding From Green Group” at the Environmental News Network via Green Biz. This is good because while that story was from the west coast, over on the east coast we have “Many Commercial Fisherman Are Hanging Up Their Nets” by Gry Stoller at USA Today.

Along those same lines, we have “Depletion of Prey Fish May be Starving the Oceans” at the Environmental News Network but hope springs eternal with “Draft Treaty to Ban Illegal Fishing Vessels From Ports Crafted in Rome” by Matthew McDermott at Treehugger.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Kids day

Being that I forgot to bring much to post today, I thought I would fall back on the old reliable, my kids.

First up, a book that hwe have read often and I’ve been meaning to talk about for quite a while now, The Trouble with Dragons by Debi Gliori.

Next, if getting the kids out into nature is your goal, then try this post “Barbara Butler: Treehouses FOR KIDS!” by Sami Grover at Treehugger.

Finally, if the kids are looking for something fun to do and you can’t get outside, try “Microsoft’s Worldwide Telescope¬† Will Light Your Fuse” by Edward C. Baig at USA Today. There they can check out the world beyond their world.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

If you don’t like the weather, just wait an hour…

Hopefully, that will be the last of the snow. While I still haven’t gotten much done on my garden (and maybe it was wise to wait), here are a few articles on the topic.

For those of you who still need seeds (like myself), you might enjoy this article entitled “Maharishi U. Joins Seed Savers with 100 Year Old Heirloom Seeds” by Kristin Underwood at Treehugger. I highly recommend Seed Savers Exchange.

Next up, here are a couple of articles that not only talk about seeds, they also give you some resources for them. They are “The Roots of a Garden Phenomenon: Seed Sales Are Booming” by Melissa Segrest at Green Right Now and “U.S. Seed Sales Up 19%-Time to Get Moving On Your Garden Plans” by John Laumer at Treehugger. I know, I know already.

And If you think that your the only one doing it, think again. Here an article that will tell you otherwise. They are “Small Farm Renaissance” by Chuck Barr courtesy of the Organic Consumers Association.

Happy planting!

Green Librarian

One more for the trees

To give a little moral support to our trees in places like the rain forest, check out “Africa’s Tropical Forests Mopping Up More and More Human CO2” by David Biello at Scientific American.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian