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August, 2016

 

This Country Isn’t Just Carbon Neutral … It’s Carbon Negative

This Country Isn’t Just Carbon Neutral … It’s Carbon Negative Bhutan is often overlooked by the international community. The small nation lies deep within the Himalayas between China and India, two of the most populated countries in the world. But the country of about 750,000 people has set some impressive environmental benchmarks. As we’ve written about in the past, Bhutan is not merely carbon neutral, it’s also a carbon sink—making it one of the few countries in the world to have negative carbon emissions. This means the country’s carbon sinks, such as itsRead More


Sherlock Season 4 Photo Reveals a Very Stylish Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

Sherlock Season 4 Photo Reveals a Very Stylish Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman Sherlock’s looking fresh to death in season four. Masterpiece and PBS have released the first photo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, respectively, and they’re looking slick. Just look at that plaid shirt buttoned all the way up on Watson and that slicked back hair. Watson is looking…dare we say, a bit hipster? And then there’s Sherlock. Just look at him. Season four is in production and poised to premiere inRead More


Gene Wilder Dead: ‘Young Frankenstein’ Star Was 83

Gene Wilder Dead: ‘Young Frankenstein’ Star Was 83 Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. His nephew said in a statement, “We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones — this illness-pirate, unlike in so manyRead More


5 Major Fails of the New GMO Labeling Law

5 Major Fails of the New GMO Labeling Law When the new federal GMO labeling bill passed into law on July 29, invalidating Vermont’s far more stringent legislation, a lot of those in the organic food world were less than pleased. And for good reason – the new law is neither ideal nor perfect, and it leaves some major holes in nationwide legislation of genetically modified foods. When you consider that as much as 75 percent of the food that Americans buy at the local supermarket contains GMO ingredients — mainly genetically modified corn,Read More


Monsanto Just Made a Massive Mistake

Monsanto Just Made a Massive Mistake A couple of weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it had gotten an “unusually high number of reports of crop damage that appear related to misuse of herbicides containing the active ingredient dicamba.” Complaints of drooping and often dead crops appeared in no fewer than 10 states, the EPA reports. In Missouri alone, the agency says it has gotten 117 complaints “alleging misuse of pesticide products containing dicamba,” affecting more than 42,000 acres of crops, including peaches, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, rice, peas, peanuts,Read More