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Month: September 2018

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California Governor Signs Historic Bill

The law goes into effect in the beginning of 2019 and will “prohibit a full-service restaurant … from providing single-use plastic straws … to consumers unless requested by the consumer,” according to the bill.

Looking the climate abyss in the eye!

Growth of CO₂ in the atmosphere is accelerating. The image shows the growth rate in parts per million (ppm), based on annual Mauna Loa data (1959-2017), with a 4th-order polynomial trend added. While no data are yet available for the…

Hurricane Moderation

Hurricane Moderation By Stephen Salter The formation of a hurricane depends on many factors, including atmospheric water vapour, distance from the equator and the recent history of wind patterns. But an essential requirement is a high sea surface temperature. To…

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How to Go Green While Tailgating

Football season is right around the corner, which means thousands of people will spend their Sundays tailgating in stadium parking lots across the country. Tailgating is a great way to connect with other sports fans, but it’s not the most environmentally-friendly activity. Fortunately, it is possible to go green while tailgating. Follow these tips: Don’t […]

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Basil Walnut Pesto (Vegan, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

Basil Walnut Pesto (Vegan, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

Pesto is a great way to preserve basil at the end of the season so you can enjoy its brightness all winter long on pasta, bread, chicken, fish and vegetables. This non-dairy take on the Italian classic pesto recipe is nutty, savory and delicious. You won’t even miss the cheese.

Here are some other delicious dairy-free pesto recipes to enjoy as well:

  • Vegan Pesto with Zucchini
  • Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Pistachio Arugula Pesto
  • How to Use Stinging Nettles (With Nettle Pesto Recipe)

Vegan Basil Walnut Pesto

This non-dairy take on the Italian classic pesto is nutty, savory and delicious. You won’t even miss the cheese.

  • 4 packed cups basil
  • 6 Tbsp walnuts (chopped)
  • 4-6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2-4 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6-8 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 4-6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  1. Add basil, nuts, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, sea salt and blend/mix in a food processor on high until a chunky paste forms. You should still see very small pieces of walnut in the mix.

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Blue Ocean Event

Blue Ocean Event as part of four Arctic tipping points What will be the consequences of a Blue Ocean Event, i.e. the disappearance of virtually all sea ice from the Arctic Ocean, as a result of the warming caused by…