Posts tagged "Environment"

Antarctica Iceberg the Size of Chicago

Antarctica Iceberg the Size of Chicago
Whether you believe it’s the weather or not is immaterial.  The fact is that an iceberg the size of Chicago has detached from the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica.  It is 278 square miles!  That’s a big chunk of ice. Glaciers develop cracks periodically and icebergs form.  This process is called “calving” (cognate of calves... Read more »

Huffington B Team: Quinn Has Your Back

Arianna Huffington, Richard Branson of Virgin airlines cum Virgin Galactic commercial space program and Jochen Zeitz, Chief Sustainability Officer at Kering and founder of the Zeitz Foundation for Intercultural Ecosphere® Safety are definitely in lockstep with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Quinn has a taskforce in place to make Illinois the state in which to incorporate... Read more »

Al Gore: Big Polluters Able To Use Our Skies as Open Sewers

Al Gore: Big Polluters Able To Use Our Skies as Open Sewers
Al Gore Google Plus; A Conversation on Global Warming
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Chinese Bid to Buy Out Smithfield: Monsanto Declares War on Bees

Chinese Bid to Buy Out Smithfield: Monsanto Declares War on Bees
Human beings have such a love of bacon that even our non-pig- consuming friends opt for turkey bacon and even bacon made of soy or other things.   Personally, I take mine from the pig.  However, under the mantra of not wanting to put garbage in my tummy, my family does not buy Smithfield products.  Smithfield... Read more »

A New Wind Blows into Chicago

A New Wind Blows into Chicago
Just in case you were waiting with bated breath, I have the update.  This evening at the Instituto Cervantes a Spanish company, Kliux announced their entry into the American wind market amid tapas and their regional red wine.  Why was this exciting?  As I mentioned in my last blog, wind energy companies are located in... Read more »

Illinois the Windy State

Illinois the Windy State
Mayor Rahm Emanuel mounted the stage at the 2013 American Wind Energy Association Conference on Monday morning to a round of applause, especially when the Mayor promised no windy city jokes. For a fact, wind is no joking matter. It’s economic seriousness on a colossal scale. Here are a few figures to illustrate. Illinois’ wind... Read more »
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Occu-pussies: Not

Here’s yet another abstraction for the Occupy movement.  I’ve heard Occu-puses; suggesting there are so many arms that the movement has no direction but also suggesting that there are so many damned things to be upset about that it takes numerous arms to tackle the mess.  I rather like the second explanation myself but allow... Read more »

Chicago State University: Something is Fishy

Chicago State University: Something is Fishy
Emmanuel Pratt leading kids to enjoy science It’s no secret that I’m an advocate for sustainability.  I happen to think green is sexy. I cruise the web looking for articles on building with bamboo, solar energy, wind energy.  I love the stuff but recently I discovered some real green excitement taking place in a little... Read more »

11 Hectares in England Could be 37 Acres in Chicago

11 Hectares in England Could be 37 Acres in Chicago
We are in keeping with the Ikea philosophy: We don’t want to produce for the rich or the super-rich; we want to produce for the families, for the people,” says Harald Müller, the head of LandProp A couple of months ago I carbon copied an email I sent to Kathy Boerner of Ikea to Alderman... Read more »
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Where's the Beef?

Where's the Beef?
One of the cardinal rules of blog titles is NOT to use question marks. I have done this two days in a row, why?  I am just a curious kind of person?  That’s one reason and the other is that I get links (mainly from my husband) about all kinds of interesting things.  Most of... Read more »