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January 22, 2016

 

hands holding compost

Compost In Winter, Pasta Times Two, It Takes Energy To Cook

The compost at Bread & Roses is so active it's melting snow. Daniel Orr makes pasta spectacular. And, it takes energy to make those bags of pre-chopped veggies.

January 18, 2016

 

corn field and combine

Growing Renewable Energy To Farm With Less Fossil Fuels

Food production consumes about a fifth of the U.S. energy supply. Some farmers are trying to cut back on the coal and gas used to grow our food.

December 31, 2015

 

queen bee and her worker bees

A Look Back At 2015 With Irene Newton, Kale Chips

In addition to some of our favorite stories from 2015, we examine the pros and cons of fertilizers. And, what we flush down the toilet could become energy.

December 30, 2015

 

bio methane gas pipe

Making Energy From Waste: The Other Natural Gas

One expert says current technologies could transform organic waste into enough natural gas to replace half the diesel fuel used in the US transportation sector.

December 18, 2015

 

brewing beer

Food And Energy, Homebrew Kits As Gifts, Got Eggplant

Spending your holiday dollar on Christmas trees and homebrew kits. Butternut squash paired with gnocchi. And, breaking down the energy inputs that go into food.

June 2, 2014

 

tractor plowing miscanthus

Miscanthus: A Growing Energy Crop

Miscanthus is a tall, stalky grass native to Southeast Asia. Researchers want to blend miscanthus with existing fuel sources.

April 14, 2014

 

the plant chicago

The Plant Grows Out Of “The Jungle”

This area of Chicago was once known for the meatpacking industry. Today, The Plant hopes to make it a destination for sustainable agriculture.

January 11, 2014

Waste To Energy 

steaming compost

Toast To Compost, Flowers For The Fire, Green Juicing

We continue our conversation from last week about compost. It's one of the few sources warm spots at Bread & Roses. And a recipe for green juice, cheers!

April 30, 2013

Hyper 

Two cups of black coffee side-by-side on a wooden table

Caffeinated Gum Sparks FDA Investigation

Each piece of Wrigley's new "Alert Energy" gum contains a half-cup of coffee's worth of caffeine.

February 11, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

cheese slices, trail mix, fruit smoothie, and peanut butter

Ten Best Snacks For Kids (In One Mom’s Opinion)

Kids love to snack, but that doesn't mean those snacks can't be healthy. Here's a list of healthy snacks to fuel your kids after a long school day.

July 29, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Concerned About Wasting Energy? Try Reducing Your Food Waste

How much energy does our annual food waste represent? A lot. About 2% of the total annual energy consumption in the U.S. according to a new study.

December 11, 2009

Winter Vegetables 

raw okra salad with tomatoes on a plate

Unusual Veggies, Part 2: Fresh Okra Salad & Asian Long Beans

This week on Earth Eats, we're looking at two late season vegetables that will help you literally "green" your dinner table: okra and long beans

December 11, 2009

Alternative Energy 

Feng Jiao and Heinz Frei stand in a lab

Berkeley Scientists Use Artificial Photosynthesis To Create Energy

Researchers at UC Berkeley are trying to simulate how leaves turn energy from the sun into energy they can use.

October 25, 2009

Energy Efficiency 

A red house surrounded by snow.

5 Green Upgrades That Will Add Value To Your Home

It's getting harder and harder to keep your home toasty in the winter without breaking the bank. Here are 5 tips to keep your electric bill under control!

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