We Vote With Our Forks

“Peak” is a popular word these days—in particular when used before the word oil. But Peak Dirt? The concept refers to topsoil or, to be more specific, topsoil depletion. Earth, on average, is covered with about 3 feet of topsoil and this shallow skin of nutrient-rich matter sustains most of …

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Monarchs: Sightings Will Be Rare

San Antonio Current – Blogs / Sat Apr 03 2010 06:15:14 GMT-0400 (EST) The spring monarch migration has been a bust. Only a lucky few have caught sight of more than a couple of the iconic insects currently on their northward jaunt through Texas. Mainstream news reports have cited key …

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Tourism Business Development in Floyd Opens with 9th Dist Development Funds

From Congressman Boucher’s web page after the Wednesday event in Floyd… The Station at South Locust will further the Town’s successful tourism development by providing twelve commercial spaces for local entrepreneurs. These include a new musical instrument store, which is affiliated with the Floyd Music School and sells instruments from …

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Congressman Boucher Visits Floyd

Cameras were poised for Congressman Rich Boucher’s stop in Floyd  on 31 March, 2010. Woody Crenshaw, Mike Burton–SustainFloyd Director, and other project funders, allies and friends of the Community Market and “the Station” spoke in the cool shade of the timber-frame pavilion across from the Floyd Country Store. Doug Thompson …

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Earth News that Matters

EARTH HOUR March 27: Symbol or Substance? Ker Than for National Geographic News Published March 26, 2010 For Earth Hour 2010, record-breaking millions of businesses, homes, and landmarks around the world will turn off their lights Saturday evening for the sake of the planet, conservationists say. Now in its fourth …

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Getting Off the Grid

If you haven’t heard of the “Bloom Box”, chances are, you will. This might be the first of the fuel-cell technologies to actually, economically (in today’s market) produce electricity at the point of use. Today, it is only affordable by the top dogs. In a few years, homes might have …

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