Green Stuff

The Bad Boys Of American Food

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The original list of toxic ingredients found in American foods, and often banned in other countries, can be found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton’s book, Rich Food, Poor Food. It shines a whole new light on what consumers are, well, consuming. For more information on the Calton’s book, visit their website…

Fayetteville Supports Carbon Fee And Dividend

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Future Legislation Could Curb Impact Of Global Warming On The People By Terrah Baker When climate change begins to take affect, it will be the citizens who feel the hardships, according to scientists. They often don’t specifically mention this, but they don’t have to when they talk about the looming droughts, unpredictable super-storms, and high…

The Alliance Completes Paddling Trips with Area Youth

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Staff Report Beaver Watershed Alliance (the Alliance) recently completed a series of paddling trips with area youth. The trip was one of four paddling day-trips that the Alliance held, in partnership with Pack Rat Outdoor Center, through the Northwest Arkansas Youth Paddling Days program. This program was funded by a grant received earlier this year…

60 Days Out: How Is Mayflower?

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Staff Report Faulkner County Citizens Advisory Group (FCCAG), whose mission is to promote community health and all-hazard preparedness, is hosting a second interactive Town Hall event to discuss the on-going oil disaster in Mayflower. This date marks the 60-day anniversary of the Pegasus pipeline rupture, May 29. Representatives from Exxon, state and local officials, environmental…

Evangelical Leader Risks Career To Speak On Climate Change

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‘Defile not, therefore, the land which you inhabit’ By Terrah Baker The Rev. Richard Cizik has struggled against opposition since 2002 to remind Christian followers that it is in God’s — and our own — interest to acknowledge climate change and protect the environment. Although his teachings on climate change and environmentalism didn’t become the…

Cities Get Green

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By Claire Ala “Green” power results in decreased energy consumption, accompanied by lower utility bills. Green powered cities have a significant impact on society’s carbon footprint. Although many cities are congested with humans, gas guzzling vehicles and skyscrapers, a handful of these overpopulated areas are actually decreasing their energy consumption by using renewable power. Alternative…