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    Damage from Nargis still unknown Paid Member

    Six weeks post-Nargis we still don't know the full extent of the damage or loss of life. The Burmese affected by the storm are still in urgent need of aid. But as the junta lets aid workers fan out across the delta, they also released 15 of Aung San Suu Kyi's supporters. The survivors of China's earthquake struggle to rebuild their lives. Beijing has drawn criticism for its handling of the crisis, but would any other government have done much better? Buddha Space has a review of The Teachings of Ajahn Chah. More »
  • Carbon Footprints and Your Dinner Paid Member

    The average American family produces 8.1 metric tons of greenhouse gases per year as a result of the food they eat -- almost twice as much as that produced by the average car in the same time period. So regarding that food we eat, a new study argues that it's not so much how far your food travels, but what it is and how it is is grown or raised that really matters. The big offenders are red meat and dairy. More »
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    Asia's Natural Disasters Paid Member

    China deals with the repurcussions of the terrible earthquake. New-formed lakes threaten to flood some 150,000 people in Sichuan province. And the kleptocratic junta in Burma allows aid to squeak in to the provinces. More »
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    One Answer to Carbon Woes: Blowin' in the Wind Paid Member

    An article in Salon points out, "For under 2 cents a day per household, Americans could get 300 gigawatts of wind by 2030. That would: Reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation by 25 percent in 2030. Reduce natural gas use by 11 percent. Reduce cumulative water consumption associated with electricity generation by 4 trillion gallons by 2030. Support roughly 500,000 jobs in the U.S." All we need is an administration that will let it happen. More »
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  • Everybody Loves Wendy Paid Member

    Who's the greenest of them all? Our vote gets cast for Tricycle columnist and Zen gardener Wendy Johnson, the subject of a big splashy ol' profile in the New York Times Home and Garden section ("Dharma in the Dirt," May 8, 2008). Wendy's "On Gardening" column has been a prize rose of the Tricycle garden for over ten years, and with the publication of her new book, Gardening at the Dragon's Gate, she's getting a wave of much-deserved attention. In the Times article, Wendy discusses her lovingly cultivated garden near Green Gulch Farm and the path that led her to appreciate the Buddha-nature of hemlock and lilacs alike. Basically, her life is awesome: meditating with trowel in hand, serving visitors homegrown lemon verbena tea, teaching, composting, writing... We want in! More »