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Salmonella-poisoned eggs make a strong argument for local, organic, family farms.



I love eggs, but I hate food poisoning more. I'm betting so do the more than 2,000 people who have been sickened by eating tainted eggs produced by factory chicken farms in Iowa. After all, no one I know enjoys the impact salmonella has on their digestive tract, since it induces vomiting, dizziness, diahrrea, fever, abdominal cramps, blood […]

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Test Drive the New Chevy Volt With Me



The Chevy Volt is electrifying the car market – especially in the wake of the oil disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and now, Lake Michigan. Every one of us needs to stop using oil so the Volt, which can drive 40 miles on a battery powered by electricity rather than an engine fueled by […]

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Tax Credits Can Help You Save Money and Shift Green



Buying energy-efficient home energy systems, appliances, and cars can save you loads of money by reducing your energy consumption.  But the upfront cost of investing in efficient technologies can make ditching your old energy guzzlers for new energy sippers seem prohibitive. Federal and state tax credits help defray your purchase costs (image source). Here's how:  Federal […]

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Green Vehicles Net Top Honors at Auto Show



Two gas-saving vehicles were recently awarded the top honors at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Ford Fusion Hybrid was named Car of the Year while Truck of the Year went to the Ford Transit Connect.  The Fusion Hybrid, pictured above, is notable both for its fuel efficiency and for details like its […]

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Can You Recycle Your Car?



The North American International Auto Show is shining the spotlight on new cars. But what should you do with an old car you can't really re-sell? Before you contact the junk yard, consider this: Manufacturing a car creates pollution you probably never thought about. Extracting and transporting the raw materials that go into components like […]

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