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By Walker Wells / On October 22nd, 2008

Fall is housing conference season, at least on the west coast. Having presented at the three main regional conferences - Non-Profit Housing of Northern California (NPH),...

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By Admin / On October 21st, 2008

We arrived in Roanoke for the ...

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

By Gary Paul Nabhan / On October 16th, 2008

When the leaves of New England begin to glow with crimsons, purples and golds, many of us remember that it's time for crimson, purple and gold apples to be picked, packed, sequestered in storage sheds, or processed into cider, butter, sauces or pies....

Photo credit: Supreme Court Pediment by Flickr.com user Kevin Harber

By Paul Ehrlich / On October 15th, 2008

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By Terry Tamminen / On October 14th, 2008

Congress passed the bailout plan with a price tag of nearly a trillion dollars, but the ink was hardly dry on this new Monopoly money when quite a few experts began to predict it wouldn't be enough. Some estimates hope the "investments" that taxpayers...

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By Walker Wells / On October 14th, 2008

Financing isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you here the term green building. Instead it's usually solar panels, bamboo flooring, or a piece of plumbing equipment you're not sure you really want to understand. But just like other building...

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By David Wilcove / On October 9th, 2008

Scientists tend to distrust conclusions that are not based on empirical data and adequate sample sizes. So take what I'm about to say with a large grain of salt, since it is neither empirical nor based on sufficient data.

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By Paul Ehrlich / On October 8th, 2008

Here is the third step we should take to reach a sustainable society (click here for step one and...

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By Terry Tamminen / On October 7th, 2008

As Washington and Wall Street dicker over a financial rescue plan, everyone is missing the real opportunity to fix the problem. Some see the variously proposed plans as bailouts of dumb borrowers and dumber lenders, while others view it as a chance to...

Photo Credit: Glen Canyon Dam and Colorado River - Page, Arizona by Flickr.com user Jim Trodel

By Walker Wells / On October 7th, 2008

So, you're approaching green as part of your mission, you're using the integrated design process, and you've tweaked the financing structure to cover the added costs. Voila! A solid green project, right? No quite. There's one more, often ignored, element...

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