Archives for People and the Planet - Page 38

The Recycling Mafia

It happened again Wednesday morning, infuriating me:  someone had gone through our garbage overnight, taking about our bottles and cans from the recycling bin . . . and putting all the paper and cardboard in our blue bin into the ...

Let’s Just Blow Them Off

Last Saturday morning, I was walking Cosmo before it got too hot for him . . . forgetting that the problem with walking him in the morning is like playing dodge ball—we are always avoiding the neighborhood nemesis, the leaf ...

40 Years Since the Mistake on the Lake

Some of the best American cities are in the Midwest.  Chicago happens to be my favorite city in the US, and Minneapolis, Kansas City, and St. Louis can hold their own.  And even Cleveland—I’ve only been there once, downtown during ...

Greening your dog

Sorry PETA, but dogs make great pets.  They are wonderful at so many levels.  They teach kids responsibility and time management, they guard the house (the stats show you’re less likely to be burglarized if you have a pooch), they ...

Less NOx and SOx = more tots?

I love The Economist.  I guess the UK has to have one tame level-headed publication considering its outrageous tabloids and magazines.  The latest little tidbit I ran into on their web site quoted an MIT professor’s study that basically says Not ...
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