Tag: Patagonia

The Green Buzz: January 8, 2014

Written by | January 9th, 2014

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A lake dries up overnight, British factory workers might start to work the night shift, and environmental standards are catching on in Asia in today’s green news.

  1. Patagonian glaciers are losing mass faster and for longer periods than glaciers in any other part of the world.  So much so that Lake Cachet II literally dried up over night.  (Huffington Post)
  2. The wind blows all night, so British factory workers will work all night.  Want to understand that logic?  (The Telegraph)
  3. Factories in Asia are starting to see the sense and savings in environmental standards.  (The New York Times)

Farm to Closet: Top 5 Reasons Why Knitting Rules

Written by | September 23rd, 2013

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Our resident knitting experts thinks knitting rules. She also just created a beautiful shawl from sustainable wool from sheep raised in Patagonia. What makes wool sustainable? Read on to find out!

Farm to Closet: The Joys of Dyeing Naturally

Written by | September 16th, 2013

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Why choose synthetic clothing dye when blueberries, spinach and turmeric can produce rich, natural colors? For the next step in the quest to follow wool from farm to closet, we’re turning to nature to find dye for our yarn.

Farm to Closet: The Art of Spinning

Written by | September 9th, 2013

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Next up in our Farm to Closet series, we’re getting behind a spinning wheel with freshly sheered sustainable wool and learning how to spin fiber into something usable. How hard could it be?

Farm to Closet: Do You Know Where Your Wool Comes From?

Written by | September 3rd, 2013

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Knowing where your food comes from – the “farm to table” concept – is all the rage. But what about your clothes? Can it still be done “naturally”? Is it possible to follow that path?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2011

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You’ll find helpful beavers, sustainable tuna and more in today’s 5 cool green news links:

  1. Sea-level rise is finally catching up to the Golden State. (Green)
  2. How are beavers helping reduce the recent massive oil spill in Canada? (Mongabay)
  3. A 2-month ocean expedition hopes to find ways to catch tuna without harming other species. (BBC)
  4. Are you a budding botanist? A new iPhone app helps you identify trees from a photo of a leaf. (Wired)
  5. Despite opposition, a new dam is planned for Chile’s Patagonia region. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 4

Written by | April 4th, 2011

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Start your week with a big old helping of green news:

  1. A new aquatic beetle was discovered in Texas, and it’s got a pretty cool name– Ereboporus naturaconservatus. (The Guardian)
  2. Scientists find 2,000-year-old coral near the site of the BP oil spill. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Is this Whole Foods the greenest grocery store in the world? (ClimateBiz)
  4. A new study of the glaciers and ice fields in Patagonia indicates that climate change might be happening faster than we thought. (Green)
  5. When bats disappear, it costs the agricultural industry billions. (Mongabay)
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