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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Tick Tack Toe — Away You Go

Mainejane’s Tacklers fit around a person’s ankle stopping ticks before they can crawl up your leg. Below: a tick stuck in place. (Courtesy photos)

N.R. Mallery

This story starts in Maine. A woman goes out for a walk with her dog and comes back to find fifty ticks crawling up her […]

Green Giving

Jessie Haas

You love the people in your life. You love your planet. You want your holiday giving to benefit both. Possible? Very much so.

The right book is a gift that can last decades and change lives. In no particular order, I recommend Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Warning: this book […]

New Rebate Helps GMP Customers Save When Switching Away from Fossil Fuel for Cooking

$200 Rebate for Induction Cooktops Adds to GMP’s Programs

Colchester, Vt. – Starting October 1, Green Mountain Power (GMP) customers can save $200 when they switch from fossil fuel for cooking and install a new electric induction cooktop or range. Induction technology heats up and cools down faster than fossil fuel and […]

Living in an Estrogenic World

Chemicals from plastics can leach into the drink or food it holds, especially when the plastic is heated or cooled. (Flickr/Steven Depolo, Dec 2, 2010)

Larry Plesent

Previous Ingredient of the Month articles have focused on various plastics and their effects on human health. Let’s take a deeper dive into the […]

The Solar Sal 24

A True Perpetual Motion Machine

The SS-24 is the first fiberglass hulled all-electric, solar powered boat, and is approved for manufacturing by meeting all the U.S. Coast Guard regulations. It measures 24’ long, holds 10 adults, and features four 360-watt solar panels and four 3500-watt lithium batteries that power a 3,000-watt Torqeedo electric […]

Beating Blue-Green Algae

A blue-green algae at Clear Lake, California, resulted in oxygen depletion in the water and the subsequent mortality of multiple aquatic species, including carp, catfish, bluegill and crappie. (Kirsten Macintyre/Flickr)

Jessie Haas

Nothing ruins a summer day like getting to the beach and discovering it’s closed due to a blue-green algae […]

Building a Permaculture Garden in Italy

This long-neglected olive orchard will soon bloom again. Pruning is kept to a minimum to avoid stressing the trees and opening vectors for disease and insect infestation. (Courtesy photos: Geobarns).

The Geobarns Team

As the son of an immigrant father, it has always been our founder George’s dream to return to Italy to […]

Ingredient of the Month:

Aluminum Cans: Friend or Foe?

Larry Plesent

A concerned reader wrote in with questions about food and beverage cans. Are aluminum cans an Alzheimer’s risk factor? And are there natural protective measures we can take to lower our risk factors for this and other neuro-degenerative diseases?

Do metal cans increase the risk of Alzheimer’s? Probably […]

Vermont: Off-Grid, Energy-efficient Home for Sale

Monadnock Food Co-op Announces 2022 Farm Fund Grant Recipients

The Wooster family of Picadilly Farm is one of the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund grant recipients. (Scott Hussey)

The Monadnock Food Co-op of southwestern NH announces six grant recipients for the 2022 Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund: Picadilly Farm, Partners’ Gardens, Grow a Pear Farm, Flying Cloud Dairy, Brookfield Farm, and […]