Archive for August, 2008

Whole Food Fight – Common Dreams

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Just when I was about to praise fiddleheads, farmers markets, and the joy of true freshness, along comes John Mackey. Mackey is the chief executive officer of Whole Foods. The more appropriate title should be Hole in the Wallet Foods. For years, it …

Outdoor wood boilers regulated – Press Republican

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

SARANAC LAKE — Two out of three villages in the Tri-Lakes now restrict outdoor wood boilers. Both Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake held public hearings and passed laws this week restricting the outdoor furnaces. Outdoor wood boilers have become … | Canada | Tory mailout seen as ‘unacceptable’ – Toronto Star

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

OTTAWA–A mailing blitz by Conservative MPs risks raising the hackles of Canadians, who say a new leaflet sent out by a Tory MP at taxpayer expense is campaign literature, a new poll shows. Half of those surveyed say a flyer from Tory MP Rob …

Remote Alaskan village hangs onto heritage – The Saginaw News –

Sunday, August 31st, 2008
Remote Alaskan village hangs onto heritage
The Saginaw News –, MI – 41 minutes ago
The wood supplements the fuel oil they buy to heat their homes. Everyone in the village also has a wood stove. The wood is stacked on end in the shape of a

Rep. Bartlett pursues lonely energy crusade – Baltimore Sun

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

WASHINGTON – Charts at the ready, notes spread out before him, Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett begins another address in the House of Representatives on the dangers of America’s dependence on oil. The Western Maryland Republican has given nearly 50 such …

A Totally Terrific Treehouse – Daily Local News

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

MIDDLETOWN — Henry David Thoreau’s cabin on Walden Pond cost him $28.12 to build. A replica, recently constructed by Pine Street Carpenters, a West Goshen design/build remodeling firm and displayed as part of Tyler Arboretum’s Totally Terrific …

Firefighters brace for difficult winter – Rutland Herald

Sunday, August 31st, 2008
Firefighters brace for difficult winter
Rutland Herald, VT – 2 hours ago
“If you’re putting a woodstove in, you can’t afford not to do it,” said Wood. “You really should know your chimney’s prepared to take the stove before you

JOHN L. SMITH: Reid’s toughness, political clout paying dividends for … – Las Vegas Review Journal

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Tales of Searchlight Sen. Harry Reid’s intestinal fortitude and visceral toughness run through his personal and political life story. From his poor-boy upbringing as the son of a hard-rock miner to his relentless rhetorical brawling as the majority …

The cold, hard truth about heating oil – Yakima Herald-Republic

Sunday, August 31st, 2008
The cold, hard truth about heating oil
Yakima Herald-Republic, WA – 3 hours ago
by Mai Hoang Like several fashion trends of the 1970s, the wood stove is in vogue again after decades of being passed over for more convenient heating

Looking for your castle? – Boston Globe

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Boston Globe
Looking for your castle?
Boston Globe, United States – 36 minutes ago
slanted roofline and it opens into the small dining room, which has a wall of glass and a wood stove sitting on a granite base made from local stone.