Some household appliances can still be repaired.
A visit to the Hudson Valley is wonderful at any time, but a trip this year promises to be even more exciting than usual.
The new pedestrian park being built atop this former railroad bridge will attract tourists from around the world.Robert Rodriguez, Jr.
Red wiggler worms are the key to blogger Francesca Olivieri's experiment in urban composting. photo: Steve Curati
I definitely have country-life envy. At my mother's house in Columbia County, she has a big composting barrel by her shed. I got so involved with her composting endeavors I even bought her a special white ceramic container for the sink to keep her fruit and vegetable scraps in before emptying in the barrel.
“Difficult choices must be made during this economic crisis. But when it comes to ensuring the health of our planet -- and our grandchildren -- some choices just shouldn't be so hard.”
Scenic Hudson blogger Francesca Olivieri's kids posing in front of the Frances Reese Memorial Solar Panels
I love Annie Leonard's video "The Story of Stuff." It's a riveting and disturbing description of the production of stuff and its effect on our planet. One of the more alarming points is how so much of what we buy is designed not to last. Instead, it's intentionally constructed to fall apart or break down, inevitably forcing us go out and buy again and again and again. As you can imagine, this cycle has severe negative effects on our environment.
New Documentary Examines Ocean Acidification and Offers Solutions for the Sleeper Environmental Issue of Our Time
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