How to Fire-Proof Your Home in an Eco-Friendly Way

As a home-owner or apartment dweller, one of the largest concerns one need be wary of is the ever-existent threat of fire. If you live in a dry, chaparral-heavy environment such as Southern California, that threat is doubly present.  Yet, even in the looming presence of this potentially life and home-threatening hazard, most of us […]

The Trouble With Ethanol

Ethanol is here to stay. Environmental types insist that it will help keep our water and air clean. Government leaders trumpet its glories as a renewable energy source and a hedge against rising fuel prices. Farmers love it for obvious reasons —subsidies. Now that the leadership in Congress is in new hands, it seems likely […]