Archive for Category: "Green Living"

The U.S. Energy Conundrum: Rising oil prices have forced Americans to consider energy alternatives – including drilling on U.S. soil.

The U.S. Energy Conundrum: Rising oil prices have forced Americans to consider energy alternatives – including drilling on U.S. soil.

By Alix J. Shutello In June, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman stood looking up at the Saudi King Abdullah. The king sat perched on a dais in the middle of a palatial conference room with marble walls and glittering chandeliers. Bodman was pleading to the King to produce more oil while claiming that petroleum prices [&hellip

Black Gold: The Story of Oil Discovery In Ecuador

Black Gold:  The Story of Oil Discovery In Ecuador

- By Alix Shutello A young mother goes to a water pipe that has a distinct smell. She fills a bucket and brings this water to her children who drink it and wretch. Her skin is full of boils that never heal but there is nowhere else to go

While Running Errands, Focus on the Running Part

While Running Errands, Focus on the Running Part

This is the first in a series of articles aimed at weaning us from oil – for once and for all. By Alix Jean Shutello Do you drive to a shopping mall, buy something at the Florist, and then drive to the other side of the mall to get muffins at your favorite bakery? According [&hellip