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Top 10 Environmental Watch List

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Vermont Law School's ranking of the biggest environmental issues of 2010.

Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center just launched its first annual Top Ten Environmental Watch List, outlining the most important environmental law and policy issues of 2010, and how they may continue to play out in the new year. According to the list, the most important event of 2010 was the inability of Congress to enact federal climate change legislation. This was a massive blow to......read more

Maple Cube by Tonewood

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A Vermont company gives maple syrup a delicious makeover $17.00

Done right, harvesting maple sap is sustainable in eternity. The trees stay standing, producing sap generation after generation, without the "help" of agri-chemicals. And what goodness they produce! Raw, natural maple syrup is one of food's greatest pleasures. Now, Vermont's Tonewood has expanded maple's applications to include delectable sweeteners like wafers, cubes, creams and flakes. The 7oz......read more

Advanced Builder Blocks

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Vermont artisans transform local, sustainable timber into 78-piece building block set $96.00

In an age when babies are using iPads, it's nice to have toys around that harken back to a simpler, less digital era. This timeless builder block set is a perfect example. Handmade by artisans in Middlebury, Vermont, the 78-piece set helps encourage budding imaginations with varied blocks all sized in multiples of 1". The wooden blocks are crafted from locally sourced, sustainably harvested......read more

Vermont Approves GMO Labelling Law

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Trailblazing bill is expected to face major legal challenges

In a major victory for consumers who say they have a right to know what's in their food, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin last Thursday signed a bill that puts the state on the path to be the first to require labelling of genetically modified foods. The law would take effect in two years. Shumlin also announced an online fundraiser to battle expected legal challenges from the food industry, including......read more

Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chair by Vermont Wood Studios

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Colorful 'Polywood' seating made from over 90 percent recycled content $270.00

With spring around the corner, we're starting to envision mellow sunny afternoons by the water, ensconced in a chair with a drink in hand. Vermont Wood Studios' classic folding Adirondack Chair is the perfect outdoor seating for warm weather inactivity. Made of recycled plastic Polywood, the maintenance-free chairs have the look and durability of wood minus the headache of refinishing and upkeep.......read more

Vermont Wooden Spoon Co.

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Kitchen utensils and boards hand-carved from sustainably harvested woods. $16.00

Vermont Wooden Spoon Co. is the brainchild of wood carver Jordan Marvin, who handcrafts rustic kitchen wares from local, sustainably harvested hardwoods like cherry, maple, black walnut and apple. The range includes spoons, spatulas, ladles, salad sets, serving sets and bread and cheese boards, all of which are food-safe and sealed with a light layer of mineral oil. The......read more

US Supreme Court Considers EPA Emissions Limits

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A divided court gives qualified support for the EPA to set emissions standards

The Supreme Court, in a hearing Monday, appeared to support the Environmental Protection Agency's broad authority to set greenhouse gas emissions limits for cars, trucks and power plants. The case, brought by power companies and 13 states including Texas and Michigan, argued that the EPA was overstepping its powers by using air quality rules to tackle climate change. The justices......read more

Goats as Lawn Mowers

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Furry farm creatures are the new emissions-free lawn maintenance alternative.

In Portland, OR, a new "eco-landscape management" technique is shunning gas-guzzling lawn mowers in favor of a furry, four-legged alternative. At an empty two-acre lot in midtown Portland, a herd of goats is happily working to keep grass and weeds under control. The emissions-free mowers can trim just as much grass as a gas mower, without the requisite fossil fuels and noise pollution.......read more

Momentum Reel Mower

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Next-level mowing tech from Fiskars $249.00

When a company has been around since 1649, they're probably doing something right. Fiskars is the oldest company in Finland and the brand behind the Momentum Reel Mower, an easy-pushing, eco-friendly mowing machine for any length of grass. Using smart ergonomics and a bunch of patent-pending cutting technology, the Momentum Reel Mower delivers best-in-class mowing performance without gas,......read more

Bowerbirds, "Overcome With Light"

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Nature beckons in new clip from director Lawrence Martinez

Last month, we posted the beautiful, bucolic video for "Tuck the Darkness In" from North Carolina's Bowerbirds. The second video for the folk band's excellent LP, The Clearing, emits a similarly pastoral vibe, with stunning clips of nature that perfectly capture Bowerbirds' organic appeal. The video, directed by Lawrence Martinez, also features some mysterious Illuminati-esque symbolism which......read more

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