June 2012 Blog Posts (3)

How California Could Force the Rest of the US to Label GMO Foods

by Tom Philpott

May 31, 2012

Mother Jones

In November, California voters will decide on a ballot initiative that would require labeling of all foods containing ingredients from genetically modified crops. The initiative made it to the ballot after almost 1 million Californians signed a petition in favor of it—nearly double the 504,760 signatures needed under the state's proposition rules. The campaign that organized the push to get the measure on the ballot focused on…


Added by Tina King Neuhausel on June 13, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

10 Steps To Off-Grid With Solar PV Panels

A blog post by Glenn Forslin

This is like rehab, getting off of the power grid, but its not a 12-step to recovery – it’s only a 10-step toward power independence.

  1. Determine your historical energy use from your past electric bills. Pay attention to the difference between summer and winter power usage.
  2. Determine your roof area available for photovoltaic panels. the panels mounted on your roof or ground contain the photovoltaic (PV) cells which convert sunlight into…

Added by Sundong Kwong on June 11, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Rio+20 Here We Come: But Will Population Issues Be Heard?

By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, June 4, 2012 - photo courtesy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62242291@N04/6206521698/

In less than a month the world, or at…


Added by HowMany.org on June 4, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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