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Zagat – Organic & Local


NYC_photo.jpgHave you ever gotten caught out in the cold wondering where to have a bite to eat? Here’s a list of places in NYC that are Zagat-rated, and specialize in organic, local ingredients. Grab your GPS, call 411…forwarded by an “Anonymous Tipster;” Bon Apetit, and Merci.

Angelica Kitchen
Applewood
Better Burger
Blue Hill
Candle 79
Candle Café
Chennai Garden
Chestnut
Cho Dan Gol
Chop’t Creative
Cosmic Cantina
Counter
Craft
Gogo
Grocery
Happy Buddha
Ivo & Lulu
Josephina
Josie’s
Luxia
Mas
New Leaf
Parish & Co.
Perry Street
Popover Café
Pure Food and Wine
Quartino
Quintessence
Sacred Chow
Saul
Savoy
Spring Street Natural
SQC
Tasting Room
360
Tocqueville
Tsampa
Zebu Grill

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Oppose the Idaho Wolf Hunt


greywolf.jpgAfter being hunted to near-extinction, wolves were reintroduced to the northern Rocky Mountains a decade ago. More than 1,200 now live in the region. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to start removing Federal protections from gray wolves in Montana and Idaho in the next few weeks.

A couple of weeks ago Idaho’s governor, C.L. “Butch” Otter, announced he will support public hunts to kill all but 100 of the state’s gray wolves after the Federal government strips them of protection. Gov. Otter has stated that he wants hunters to kill about 550 gray wolves in his state. That would leave about 100 wolves, or 10 packs, according to a population estimate by State Wildlife officials. The 100 surviving wolves would be the minimum before the animals could again be considered endangered. The wolves are seen as a threat to the state’s big game hunting industry. State Wildlife managers have advised the governor to allow a few more than 100 wolves to survive so they don’t go back on the endangered species list if a few of the 100 should get hit by cars, or fall prey to poisons or harsh winters and the number falls below 100.
If you’d like to get on a petition opposing the hunt, Click here

AP/Washington Post

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Element – Organic Tees


elementtee_1.jpgMy skateboarding nephews like all things Element. Here’s a look at one of Element’s organic tees. Not available for purchase online, you’ll have to go to an actual store to buy them.

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New Developments in Sustainable Tech


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Here’s a very informative article on developments in sustainable technology and practices from George Furukawa of ENN. The article examines water and wastewater infrastructure, recycling of electronics, residential wind generating systems and developments in the use of biofuels to offset fossil fuel use.

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Air Purifiers For Allergy Sufferers


IQ_AP_HPP_Best_116.jpgThe IQAir HealthPro air purifier is expensive, but according to reviews, it is the best option for people with severe allergies. This air purifier is designed for rooms up to 900-square feet and is the brand chosen by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority as the only room air cleaner powerful enough to be used during the SARS outbreak. The IQAir has a filter change alert and a five-year warranty. This product got the highest rating in its category by both the Allergy Buyers Club.
Retail price – $649

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