Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Fox’s: sugarmakers and sustainable farmers from a lost era

Maple syrup has always been a family affair.  To some sugarmakers, it has been a part of their heritage for multiple generations and a part of their lives since before they were big enough to carry a bucket of sap.  … Continue reading

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Pre-season jitters

Well, it looks like sugaring season may very well be here early this year and as usual, I have found myself behind the eight ball again.  It’s been a nerve-wracking month since the holiday season waiting for the infamous Upstate … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Green Umbrella:
Last night, a lot of us in the anti-fracking movement turned off the State of Union when Obama started talking about Natural Gas. I know it sucks that Obama played up fracking…OK, he sort…

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NY Maple Syrup faces twin threat of Fracking and Climate Change

2012 is shaping up to be a year of broken weather records. Brad Johnson at Think Progress Green says “Fueled by billions of tons of greenhouse pollution, a surge of record warmth has flooded the United States, shattering records from … Continue reading

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