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In Alaska, As Goes the Ice, So Goes the Food 4.3.2011 GOOD
The cover article of the current issue of OnEarth is a terrific, if somewhat depressing, must read. (Is there a term yet for must-read long reads ?) Bruce Barcott plunges into the frigid, but melting, Arctic Seas, and comes out with a story of how the oh-so-fragile food web of the upper latitudes is starting to come undone.   Perhaps as good as the article itself is the accompanying material online. An interactive, animated graphic invites you to click on various Arctic species to see what would happen if they disappeared. By watching the impacts on other species—even humans—it becomes as clear as an Alaska stream how interconnected the aquatic ecosystem is, and what a severe threat warming is on the entire Arctic way of life. Click here or on the image below to toy around with the web. There's also an audio slideshow of Barcott's photos and narration from Kotzebue, a remote village in far northern Alaska. In such a remote area, where importing food is so ...
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Submissions: Take a Picture of Something Repurposed 4.3.2011 GOOD
Which is your favorite submission? survey software Two weeks ago, we challenged you, the GOOD community, help us create a crowdsourced Picture Show about something repurposed . We received tons submissions that celebrated the second lives objects could have. Flip through the slideshow to see the creative ways GOOD readers found to repurpose the products everyday products (and some less common ones).  Unfortunately, we couldn't include every entry. We selected a handful of the best that represented a healthy mix . Have a look. All the captions are by the photographers. Now we need your help: Vote on your favorite submission by selecting the photographer's name above through March 7. The winning entry will be announced shortly after, featured on our homepage, and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll also send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner. As a theater student, we are often faced with little or no budget when it ...
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New England farmers look to local, global markets 3.3.2011 Boston Globe: Maine
New England farmers look to local, global markets
Agriculture official touts local food initiative 3.3.2011 Seattle Times: Local
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says a Seattle senior center's effort to buy food from local farmers is a great example of how to support local businesses.
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Overload: Bill McKibben Learns He's a Communist, a Climate Scientist Turns the Tables, and More 3.3.2011 GOOD
Today I'm taking a page from Nicola's playbook (and Yglesias and Marginal Revolution and countless others before her) and starting a daily round-up of all the news that's fit to link. In other words, these are the tabs that accumulate on my browser over the course of a normal day's media saturation that I thought were really important but I didn't have the time to actually write about. (Today's will actually have some stuff that's gathered over the past week or two.) Until I think of something better, I'll be calling it Overload, because it's the best vaguely energy-related term that was at all relevant to these sorts of posts. From now on, I'll wrap up every day with one of these round-ups on GOOD's Environment hub . And now, without further ado... Bill McKibben comes to terms with his communism , after he learns he's red from Glenn Beck. Big Coal breaks the local union, and then it wipes a West Virginia town off the map . A great long read. ...
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Americans Are Even Fatter Than Canadians 3.3.2011 NPR News
About one-quarter of Canadians are obese compared with more than one-third of Americans. The gap is narrower between men in both countries than it is for women. But people in both nations have become fatter since the 1980s.
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Following the Pleasure Principle: How to Create a Sustainable Economy That Makes Daily Life Better 3.3.2011 AlterNet
For too long, environmentalists have been viewed as self-righteous killjoys demanding that everyone overhaul their wasteful habits. It's time to change that.
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The Google Way 3.3.2011 UEPI News & Commentary
One of the pleasures of doing presentations about the Food Justice book has to do with the venues where we’ve been able to present – and the range of food programs and initiatives we’ve encountered. That includes a recent presentation at Google headquarters in Mountain View and finding out more about how their food service [...]
Portland Shellfish Co. back in business 3.3.2011 Seattle Times: Local
The Food and Drug Administration says a Maine company can resume processing ready-to-eat lobster, shrimp and crab products.
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@GOOD Asks: Should Physical Education in Schools Be Compulsory? 2.3.2011 GOOD

#GOODasks, physical education
We ask a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithful once a day, so if you’re not yet following @GOOD or a fan, make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation.

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Greenhouse Projects Nurture Produce and Workers 2.3.2011 NYT: Home Page
A project in New Jersey that trains developmentally disabled workers to grow pristine hydroponic produce has national ambitions.

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Rethinking University Avenue before the trains roll 2.3.2011 Twincities.com: News
Imagine a streetcar rolling through San Francisco's vaunted Market Street. The neighborhood wine seller stands on his stoop and waves to a familiar train car passenger and hails the storeowner next door and his second-floor tenants, as customers walk from block to block and shop to shop.
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HUFFPOST HILL - Darrell Issa's Weird Mix Of Business And Congress 2.3.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Motion Picture Association of America named Chris Dodd its next CEO, more or less guaranteeing that his foil, Elizabeth Warren, won't land the love...
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How the Big Apple Can Go Local 2.3.2011 Switchboard, from NRDC
New York City is known worldwide as “The Big Apple.” But we might have to start calling it “The Big Locally Grown Apple” if the City Council adopts important new legislation that would help bring more locally produced food into...
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@GOOD Asks: Should the Age at Which People Gain the Right to Vote Be Lowered? If So, to What Age? The Community Answers 2.3.2011 GOOD
Yesterday on GOOD , Twitter , and Facebook , we asked our friends : Should the age at which people gain the right to vote be lowered. If so, to what age? We ask a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithful once a day, so if you’re not yet following @GOOD or a fan , make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation. Here's a sampling of responses from our Twitter followers: And here is what our Facebook buddies had to say: Want us to ask a question to the GOOD community? Tweet or Facebook your question to us. ...
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The energy crunch looms closer, even the oil barons are noticing 1.3.2011 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
The question is worldwide, but it's also intimately local: how close are we to the big crimp in all our driving and flying and inefficient, electronic gizmo-infested houses? How close to having to pay sharply more for everything, including food? How close to having to traumatically change the wastrel ways and infrastructures (notably urban sprawl) we've built up over the past 50 years of cheap oil? When are we going to get serious about preparing for the inevitable? The question is raised by the upset in Libya, which provides two per cent of the world's oil. How can two per cent drive oil prices up so sharply? Yes there's speculation, hoarding and panic, but oil supply is that tight. It's coming anyway, and these hiccups are just reminders. read ...
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@GOOD Asks: The U.S. Just Froze $30 Billion in Libyan Assets. If We Could Spend It Right Now, What Would You Suggest? 1.3.2011 GOOD

#GOODasks, Libyan Assets
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@GOOD Asks: Do Boys and Girls Benefit More From Being Taught Together or Separately? The Community Answers 1.3.2011 GOOD
Last week on GOOD , Twitter , and Facebook , we asked our friends : Do boys and girls benefit more from being taught together or separately? We ask a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithful once a day, so if you’re not yet following @GOOD or a fan , make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation. Here's a sampling of responses from our Twitter followers: And here is what our Facebook buddies had to say: Want us to ask a question to the GOOD community? Tweet or Facebook your question to us. ...
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Farm to Faith 1.3.2011 UEPI News & Commentary
In meetings I had with folks last week at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit School, and also with ALBA (Agricultural and Land-Based Training Association) staff, a group we profile in Food Justice, I learned of yet another creative initiative that had at first been the brainstorm of a Jesuit priest and Santa Clara faculty member, [...]
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Worldwatch Institute Convenes 15th Annual State of the World Symposium in Washington, D.C. 1.3.2011 worldwatch.org
FOR Immediate RELEASE Wednesday, January 19, 2011 For press interviews and review copies: Amanda Stone, astone@worldwatch.org , (+1) 202.452.1999 x514 For review copies outside of the U.S., Canada & India: gudrun.freese@earthscan.co.uk ,(+44) 207 841 1930 Worldwatch Institute Convenes 15th Annual State of the World Symposium in Washington, D.C. Event highlights innovative next steps to create an environmentally sustainable food system, improve food security, and alleviate hunger and poverty Washington, D.C. (19 January 2011) —Worldwatch Institute"s 15th Annual State of the World Symposium, convened today, brought together leading thinkers for a targeted dialogue focused on agricultural development, hunger, and poverty alleviation. The symposium occurred in conjunction with the release of Worldwatch"s flagship publication, State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet ,which outlines 15 proven, environmentally sustainable ...
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