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  • French fries in your tank
  • French fries in your tank

    Comprised of several thousand square feet of warehouses, office space and fuel tanks, the Green Oil Campus is being carved out of an old Exxon Mobil industrial site from the 1920s, located off Angier Avenue.
  • As the worm turns
  • As the worm turns

    Vermicomposting is a great way to reduce the amount of garbage that goes into the landfill and to improve your soil. Each day, worms can eat their weight in garbage.
  • Behold the lovable chicken
  • Behold the lovable chicken

    As interest in local and organic food has grown, people in Wake Forest, Carrboro and Raleigh have begun keeping a few chickens at home for food, fertilizer and even friendship.
  • Get your goat
  • Get your goat

    Before the introduction of chemical herbicides, goats and llamas were used for centuries to help clear land and get rid of weeds. And now they've arrived in the Triangle.
  • Wind energy: Not a lot of hot air
  • Wind energy: Not a lot of hot air

    Although initial controversies over large turbines have held up adoption of wind, community-scale wind energy is increasingly seen as a safe and affordable addition to centralized generation.
  • Recycling: More to be done
  • Recycling: More to be done

    Components from e-waste—broken computers and outdated cameras, old printers and first generation GPS units—are harmful to the environment when they break and the lead, mercury and other chemicals spill.
  • Cut the rug
  • Cut the rug

    Carpet can be recycled into geohay, used at construction sites, and reused as roofing shingles, tile board and other items.
  • Black, brown—and green
  • Black, brown—and green

    With the world awakening to economic and environmental crises, a newly emerging Black Brown and Green Alliance in Durham is organizing to seize the strategic moment to blaze a sustainable and just economic path.
  • Cooking with rays
  • Cooking with rays

    When I lived in Texas, where it's often hotter than the ninth circle of hell, I once concocted a solar oven using a wheelbarrow, aluminum foil and cardboard (windshield sun reflectors also work and are easier).
  • The buzz about bees
  • The buzz about bees

    Whether you choose to keep bees or just want to watch them flit busily from flower to flower, save a kindly thought for our little friends.
  • Dining halls go local
  • Dining halls go local

    For most campus diners, the industrial food system fueled by the money and purchasing power of food giants such as Aramark and Sysco remains invisible.
  • Resource guide
  • Resource guide

    Listings for local resources regarding energy, farming, farmland preservation, financial information, green building, indoor air quality, land conservation, recycling, smart growth, transit, water conservation, more

News

  • Riley Matheson, UNC's Youth for Western Civilization

    "The problem with university students and faculty is that there is basically, in our opinion, a deep mistrust and hatred of Western heritage. ... We've long since made up for the sins we might have committed."

Music

  • Seven springs in, Shakori Hills expands its ranks
  • Seven springs in, Shakori Hills expands its ranks

    Moving beyond the break-even point, Shakori organizers would like to build a dance pavilion, power the festival with solar energy, and present more events for the community aside from its current biannual GrassRoots festivals and Hoppin' John Fiddler's Convention.

Food

Arts

  • Raleigh Little Theatre's Lend Me a Tenor

    While there are many enjoyable moments along the way, Morton's opening orgasm is the most daring part until the curtain, where all actors recreate the entire production at warp speed with impressive coordination.

Film

Columns

  • Ball boy
  • Ball boy

    Running the lines is exhilarating. I'm about as close as I can be to the game.
  • Friends don't allow friends to sext photos

    A recent study reported that 20 percent of teens have sent sexually explicit photos of themselves—although the phenomenon is hardly limited to those underage and is quite common in the LGBT community, too.

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