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Rolling Stones Can Get Satisfaction From Organic Diet

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If it feels like the Rolling Stones have been around FOREVER, it’s because they have been. Despite the seemingly unhealthy lifestyle that often went hand in hand with the on-the-road rockers of the 1970s, the Stones have defied all laws of nature and are still kicking.

And thanks to the wife of guitarist Ron Wood, the Stones may live to see yet another millennium. According to an article on FemaleFirst, Jo Wood has convinced the band to go organic, a lifestyle she began following a perforated appendix diagnosis. She told Britain’s Hello! magazine that Mick Jagger and his former wife Jerry Hall are eating organic, as are Keith Richards and drummer Charlie Watts.

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A Completely Original Modern Design Idea, The Washing Tub Barrel Lamp Shade

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How often do I go to a store and spot a high ticket item that I know would look fantastic in my home? Very. How often do I actually end up purchasing it? Not very.

It’s not that I’m cheap; for things I know I’ll keep, I don’t mind spending good money. But what usually runs through my head is: I can make one of these myself. And what happens then is I go home, add it to my list of projects and eventually figure out a way to make it. I’m pretty handy that way. What I usually lack is the idea. I need inspiration from outside sources. Which is why I like stumbling across things like the incredibly cool DIY lamp made from an old washing machine barrel. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Exxon Balks on Punitive Damages For Valdez

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What is the cost of destroying an ecosystem and people’s livelihoods? Exxon thinks $2.5 billion is too much. In fact, their lawyers are arguing that zero seems more appropriate. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

New Green Dream Home Coming Soon To, You Guested It, Jennifer Aniston!

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Not sure who’s influencing Jennifer Aniston these days — some claim it’s Julia Roberts, whose $30 million California mansion underwent an extensive greenovation. Others say it’s her squeeze du jour John Mayer, who wrote in his blog last year that he takes in “a laid-back, panic free approach to environmentalism… a side free from the cry of hypocrisy, for it doesn’t make Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

The Grasshopper | Fab Rehab

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Move over, Master Po…there’s a new Grasshopper in town. San Francisco-based Fougeron Architecture, headed up by the determined Anne Fougeron, successfully rehabbed yet another structure.

I know… “yet another” sounds like “ehhh…whatever…” But the big deal about this fête accompli comes from the pre-rehab structure itself. Fougeron took an underutilized San Francisco concrete warehouse, waved her wand and Casa Crumbling Concrete became the elegant Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Mammoths Driven To Extinction By Humans? Is That Hard To Believe?

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If you think animal extinction due to climate change is a new phenomenon, think again. Take for example the woolly mammoth. It’s long been accepted that this ancient creature was driven into smaller and smaller habitats by the earth’s rising temperatures during and after the Pleistocene era, nearly 10,000 years ago.

But a new study suggests that humans may have put the nail on the fate of the enormous long-haired mammoth’s coffin by hunting it to extinction about 4,000 years ago. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Aluminum House | Japan Going Shiny Green

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I like aluminum – or aluminium, depending on which side of the ocean you live on – especially the 12-ounce variety. I also live near an aluminum plant and I know how much electricity is needed to extract the metal from the ore. So, when I heard that some folks in Japan were going to start building homes with aluminum, I was skeptical.

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A Perfectly Imperfect Organic Line

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Perfectly Imperfect. When I first came across this sustainable clothing line, it sounded to me like something you’d find in an outlet mall. Imperfects. What a great idea, I thought, marveling at my own perspicacity.

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Farm Subsidies Fund Poisoning of Farm Animals and The American Consumer

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Ever wonder why a salad costs more than a Big Mac? The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is speaking out about the recent Farm Bill passed by the House of Representatives, and they don’t like it. Here’s why: the bill provides the greatest subsidies to Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Vacation Robert Redord-style at the Sundance Resort

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When can celebrity endorsement hurt you? Okay, “hurt” isn’t the right word. But the Professional Travel Guide recently listed the Robert Redford-owned Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon, Utah, the number one celebrity-owned resort. And I think they might have done the Sundance a bit of a disservice.

Calling it a “5,000-acre showcase for the eco-conscious traveler”, PTG waxes beautifully poetic about the rustically chic resort located at the base of Mount Timpanogos. From the clean air and the beautiful scenery to the wildflowers in the summer and snow in the winter, the Sundance goes rungs beyond your usual resort in terms of its activities. There’s skiing, workshops with artists-in-residence, delicious mountain cuisine (with plenty of vegetarian options if that’s your pref), an indoor-outdoor theater where musicals are performed in the summertime (“Oklahoma!” anyone?), foreign films, art classes, trail rides, watersports and golf. Jeez, it sounds better than Disneyland. There’s also a small spa, a fitness center, a gift shop and meeting rooms in case you want to take along your entire office and call it a seminar.

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Fisker Plug-In Hybrid | Spendy But Stylish

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Green gets stylized with an air of sophistication as Quantum Technologies and Fisker Coachbuild LLC team up to bring us Fisker Automotive, Inc. Calling themselves the green American premium car company, their first roll-out will be four-door plug-in hybrid premium sports sedan, which is slated to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

The price tag for this eagerly anticipated vehicle starts at $80,000. Sound a bit steep for a sedan, I know — but just wait until you see what your money gets you. The performance details include being able to achieve an impressive 50 miles on a pure electric charge. (Utilizing an optional gasoline or diesel fuel engine can extend that to 620 miles.) And those of you wanting to do your part to squash the foreign oil biz will be glad to know the Fisker also provides a whopping 100 miles per gallon of performance.

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Kate Moss & Others Refuse To Share Jets

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Have jet, will travel. Just won’t share. That’s the answer 3,422 celebrity jet setters gave when asked to allow passengers on their private planes in an effort to go green, Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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