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Earth Advocate Susan Cerulean Speaks Out On Climate Change In “Coming to Pass”

Susan Cerulean of Tallahassee is a writer, naturalist and “earth advocate” who spends much of her time observing, recording, and sharing Florida’s natural beauty and its changes at the hands of time and humans. She has been called one of the finest nature writers in America. Her Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a […]

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Saving tigers from the Tiger Temple

Steve Winter shows tigers in Thailand’s Tiger Temple.
Tigers are endangered in the wild. Keeping them in captivity isn’t the answer.
Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup have created a book on the subject, Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.

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Women write strong environmental works

The Women’s National Book Association held a panel:
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the WNBA-NYC chapter partnered with Pace University’s Dyson College to present the panel titled “Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change.” Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, moderated the panel that consisted of five strong-voiced women who […]

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LOCAL AUTHOR U.R. BOWIE Thursday @ Millhopper Library

 

PRESENTING LOCAL AUTHOR
 U. R. BOWIE
LECTURE – READING – BOOK SIGNING
Are you interested in:
·        Creative writing and literary fiction?
·        Promoting gun education, safety and legislation?
·        The challenges of youth in the 21st century?
·        Meeting a prolific author with an extensive career in both America and Russia?
 
Bowie’s novella OWN is a cautionary tale exhibiting strong creative writing skills with a dramatic and provocative story […]

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Amazing Cloudscapes…

She’s Looked at Clouds from All Sides Now
By Lynn Dirk
Exercising the brain is a hot topic these days, and Amazing Cloudscapes  provides approximately 200 opportunities for doing so in the form of pictures of cloud formations that resemble people or faces. Some faces and forms are very obvious, others subtle, which is which depending on […]

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Oil Industry Will Begin To Vanish By 2030, Says New Book

What if electric cars and renewable energy became such common parts of our society that they made the oil industry obsolete?
It’s an environmentalist’s dream, and it’s also the thesis of a new book, which claims the oil industry will effectively vanish in large part within the next two decades.
It’s called Clean Disruption of Energy and […]

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No-Nonsense Guide to World Food

No-Nonsense Guide to World Food
Wayne Roberts
Food security is a topic that is increasingly in the public’s consciousness. Covering fast food, health food, institutional food, and more, this No-Nonsense Guide shows why and how “real food” has become scarce, dominated as it is in the West by agri-business and supermarkets. Wayne Roberts discusses nutrition, health, economics, […]

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Can cows save the planet? Book review

Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth (Chelsea Green Publishing, May, 2013) $17.95
Animals are part of the natural landscape. As such, they play a part in the circle of nature that keeps healthy soil, producing vigorous plants that live in balance with insects and the microfauna of the world. Food […]

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History

We have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group: genocide.  And one for the conscious destruction of aspects of the environment: ecocide.  But we don’t have a word for the conscious act of destroying the planet we live on, the world as humanity had known it until, historically speaking, late […]

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Green Illusions

Truthout talks to Ozzie Zehner about Green Illusions:
Every day, the news about climate change and the harms that are sure to accompany it gets worse and worse. To many environmentalists, the answer is simple: power shift. That is, shift from fossil fuels to clean, green, renewable, alternative energy. Well-meaning concerned citizens and activists have jumped […]

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Expert Green Living Ideas

Trish Riley has written a great deal of information to educate people about living green. Some of her most notable are the books The Complete Idiots Guide to Green Living and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Greening Your Business. These books provide an abundance of green living tips to help anyone have a greener, healthier life.
Trish began her writing […]

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Dan Fagin’s Toms River

Dan Fagin, a long-time member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, has a new book out: Toms River. From his web site:
One of New Jersey’s seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of […]

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Foodopoly book review

Christopher Cook reviews the new book for SF Gate:
Foodopoly,  by Wenonah Hauter, The New Press, 355 pages, $26.95
What a frightful spectacle our food has become. Human sustenance has been reduced to a corporate portfolio item – one whose success rides increasingly on sheer size and market control. In the name of profit, everything else gets […]

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Rachel Carson

Read an excerpt of William Souder’s book on Rachel Carson, On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson by clicking on the Excerpt button on his Facebook page. Read the Kirkus review here.The Wall Street Journal reviews it: How Nature Made a Comeback — The author of Silent Spring was a prophet […]

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Green Drinks Potluck TONIGHT!

Greetings, Green Gainesville!

Please accept my apology for sending this info on Green Drinks so late…. As you may know, we had a fabulous Cinema Verde and I am still, five days later, a walking zombie. This just slipped my radar. I hope that you plan to attend and that the following […]

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Cinema Verde Sponsor Reception

Greetings, Green Drinkers and Cinema Verde Fans!

We had a great January candidates forum at Blue Water Bay – thanks to Shawn Sheppard and Jason Fults, as well to all of you who joined us! And now it’s time for some more fun next week…

Jan. 30 Sponsor Reception: Don Davis will host a reception to thank […]

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Barnett aims for a ‘water ethic’

Bruce Ritchie
Floridaenvironments.com
Author Cynthia Barnett of Gainesville says she traces the start of her focus on water issues to a St. Petersburg Timespage 1A story written in 2003 that she says made her “insane.”
Barnett is author of “Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis.” It’s an important new book that challenges Americans to transform their views of […]

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China grapples with mass migration

It’s been called the largest migration in human history: An estimated 320 million Chinese will leave small villages and rural counties to start new lives in cities over the next decade and a half.
It’s the equivalent of everyone in the United States packing their belongings and changing addresses.
Pollution is choking Chinese cities. Breakneck growth has […]

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Amory Lovins’ Burning Quest to ‘Reinvent Fire’ | GreenBiz.com

Amory Lovins has a new book out today. That’s worthy of a news story in itself, since many of his previous works — books and papers going back to the 1970s — have spurred radical new thinking in energy, transportation, and building systems. And not just thinking: an impressive list of companies and governments around […]

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