A. C. Scholz

Taking the Pulse of Sustainable Agriculture

Taking the Pulse of Sustainable Agriculture

Slow food and sustainable agriculture in NC

By November 11, 2008 Read More →
An Interview with Lyle Estill

An Interview with Lyle Estill

Discussing his new book Small is Possible, Piedmont Biofuels and sustainability in general.

By September 9, 2008 Read More →
Pushing back the NBAF

Pushing back the NBAF

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility The proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) would research high-consequence biological threats involving zoonotic (i.e., transmitted from animals to humans) and foreign animal diseases. It would allow basic research; diagnostic development, testing and validation; advanced countermeasure development; and training for high-consequence livestock diseases. And best of all, it will [...]

By August 1, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Algilita Research Crew has Publicized New Findings

Algilita Research Crew has Publicized New Findings

Alex Scholz Marcus Eriksen of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation has now gone public with the findings of their last voyage, what before was only mentioned in conference. In 1999, they found that the weight of plastic was six times greater than that of all marine life on the ocean surface. What’s the news for [...]

By November 23, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Newt Gingrich Jumps on the Save the Earth Bandwagon

Newt Gingrich Jumps on the Save the Earth Bandwagon

Alex Scholz Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, has just coauthored a book on the environment, A Contract with the Earth, with former zoo CEO Terry Maple, forwarded by the venerable Harvard biologist, E.O. Wilson. One might quibble about the strength or Newt Gingrich’s environmental record, still, I like to give people the benefit [...]

By November 21, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
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By November 20, 2007 Read More →
Our Synthetic Seas II

Our Synthetic Seas II

Alex Scholz Conserving the Environment by Recycling Plastic into Toxic Children’s Toys Following the work presented by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation pointing to a massive buildup of plastics in the sea, one has to wonder at the latest series of stories about children’s toys from China being recalled. Many of these toys were made [...]

By November 16, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Watch This – No Don’t

Watch This – No Don’t

Alex Scholz Our Synthetic Sea One reason people avoid reading sites too focused on the environment is that they tend to go heavy on the bad news. When I saw the video that follows I almost had to laugh at the immensity of it. Another problem – almost worse than the other ones. Funny if [...]

By November 9, 2007 1 Comments Read More →
Environmentalists Can Start to Debate the Pros and Cons of a Ron Paul Presidency

Environmentalists Can Start to Debate the Pros and Cons of a Ron Paul Presidency

Alex Scholz Is a Ron Paul presidency the specter of the unbridled capitalism of an 18th century London blackened with factory smoke, the waterways polluted? Or is it more like the start of the 20th century of Teddy Roosevelt promoting a national parks system and conservation? Yesterday, a doctor and congressman, long a darling in [...]

By November 6, 2007 6 Comments Read More →