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Denise Thornton

5 PODCASTS YOU SHOULD PLUG INTO

As former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Well, it’s a fact that most scientists believe that climate change is occurring. So which news outlets get it right and which get it wrong?  According to a brand […]

ENJOY YOUR VEGETABLES. AVOID E. COLI

Remember 2006 when suddenly everyone was afraid to eat spinach because there were reports of contaminated greens in a couple of taco restaurant chains.  It turned out to be contaminated iceberg lettuce that caused at least 276 cases of illness and 3 deaths. How much good produce had to be […]

BUILDING ON THE SUSTAINABLE FRONTIER

When you are building a non-traditional house, you spend a lot of time wondering about things that people building in the usual 2×4, drywall, aluminum siding and asphalt shingle world can take for granted.   But Doug and I want to be green pioneers and explore new ideas about sustainable structures.  […]