Open Burning: A Banned Practice That’s Poisoning America

Originally posted on Longreads:
At ProPublica, Abrahm Lustgarten offers an in-depth report on how munitions plants across America continue to irresponsibly dispose of bomb and bullet waste by “open burning.” The practice, banned 30 years ago, still takes place nearly every day under a permit loophole, putting millions of pounds of toxic chemicals and pollutants… Continue reading Open Burning: A Banned Practice That’s Poisoning America

How Patagonia Continues to Operate As a Model of Responsible Capitalism

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How serious are you about saving the planet? Many marketing types say that activism is the new hot advertising strategy, but some businesses actually believe in the philosophies they espouse, like Patagonia. Founded in 1973, the California-based company has always aimed to balance responsible production with environmental activism, by funding environmental… Continue reading How Patagonia Continues to Operate As a Model of Responsible Capitalism

Brushing, Fish Oil, Turmeric, Digestive Enzymes for Young and Geriatric Cats and Dogs, Plus Tomatoes by da-AL

Originally posted on Happiness Between Tails by da-AL:
Cats are better sleek than scrawny. ? What do dogs have to do with cats? And what do either of them have to do with tomatoes? It all began with a brush, some fish oil, and some turmeric. For good measure, some digestive enzymes too. About a… Continue reading Brushing, Fish Oil, Turmeric, Digestive Enzymes for Young and Geriatric Cats and Dogs, Plus Tomatoes by da-AL