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12/14/2012
Using an MPG app may help reduce your consumption of gas, and make your commute and road trips more economical and green.
2/23/2011
Our expert explains what really happens when fuel additives are put in a gas tank, and how this may cause more harm than good. If you really want to increase your mpg, our expert has a few tips for that as well.
7/9/2008
72 mpg for under $6,000! How cool is that? Really, we want to know.
7/16/2008
My low-fuel light came on. Gulp. Will it be a $50 filling?
10/5/2007
Sometimes the most direct route to your destination may not be the most fuel-efficient.
8/31/2007
Green means go, but don't go too quickly.
9/7/2007
You can boost your mpg by losing the cargo in your trunk. Then help reduce global warming emissions by sweating off a few pounds.
11/11/2009
Are gas guzzlers becoming popular again? Dan Chiras gives his outlook.
8/3/2007
Slow down and enjoy the scenery — you'll also enjoy a significant boost in your mpg.
10/26/2007
Forget what your grandpa told you — there's no need to warm up your car every cold winter morning.
10/12/2007
Here's another gas mileage myth busted: it's better to turn off your engine than to leave it idling.
9/14/2007
5W-30? 10W-30? Be sure you get the right motor oil grade.
8/24/2007
Here's how to change your car's air filter — do it yourself to save big bucks and boost your gas mileage by 10 percent.
8/17/2007
How long has it been since you checked your tire pressure?
3/19/2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council is teaming up with popular country, bluegrass and folk musicians, including Dave Matthews and Patty Loveless, for Music Saves Mountains—a one-night fundraising event to end mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachians.
2/25/2011
Yes, you can power a car or truck on wood. Chip Beam thinks it won’t be long before we encounter a gas shortage and/or significantly more expensive gas. So what can be an alternative source of energy to power our vehicles? How about wood chips or pellets of plant matter? It may sound bizarre, but it really works. Here’s the first post in a new blog devoted to wood gasification for transportation.
7/20/2007
Want more gas for your money?
7/27/2007
Don't rip yourself off at the gas pump — stop topping off!
6/1/2009
Two seasoned gearheads weigh in on the benefits (or lack thereof) of converting a V8 engine to run only on four cylinders.
9/15/2009
How often, if ever, do you check your the gas mileage of your car or truck? Did you know it's super simple to calculate mpg, and observing it over time can help you improve your gas mileage and save money?
10/1/2008
An automotive whiz explains why it's not a great idea to let your car warm up by idling.
5/27/2009
General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz recently discussed the price of the highly anticipated Chevrolet Volt. What do you think?
1/29/2009
Sequestered indoors, Jack goes to work on streamlining MAX's body.
4/29/2009
Thoughts on the potentially fuzzy math of mpg calculations.
4/3/2012
Today’s full-size pickup trucks are more efficient than trucks of just a few years ago, but it’s still common for truck gas mileage to be in the mid-teens. The best overall full-size pickup fuel economy can be found on the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and GMC Sierra Hybrid.
7/13/2007
Calculating your fuel economy is easy and can help you save big bucks at the pump.
9/14/2012
One of the newest apps for green car owners is Cleaner and Greener Fuels, which locates refueling stations for alternative fuel vehicles.
8/24/2011
Mark Oldham shares childhood adventures of taking care of dairy cows and beef cows including milking, herding cows out to pasture and employing a cattle call in Appalachian country.
8/8/2014
Download the MOTHER EARTH NEWS category-specific "Gazettes" apps, which are popular article collections for your mobile device that you can access on the go, no Internet connection required.
11/22/2011
MOTHER EARTH NEWS has entered the world of mobile media, and we’d like to have your input as we plan and design future apps. Join our advisory group to help us design the best apps for you and our readers.  
6/3/2011
The new free Food Gardening Guide iPhone/iPad app from MOTHER EARTH NEWS provides detailed information on growing all major garden crops. Tap on a crop, and find out how to plant, when to plant, how to prevent pests and diseases, types and varieties to try, and more. In addition to crop-specific advice, the app also provides thorough details on general gardening categories, including watering, improving soil, crop rotation, garden fencing, cover crops, vertical gardening and much more.
6/28/2011
Characteristics of early summer apples and an applesauce recipe from MeMa’s Bakery in Kansas City.
3/13/2014
The first organic inhaler, The Lung Cleaner, hits markets.
11/20/2008
Here's a recipe for a delectable apple pie made from windfall apples.
7/1/2010
The all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe will debut Aug. 24, 2010. Developed as a stylish, driver-focused vehicle with an emphasis on efficient performance, the all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z introduces a sleek two-passenger coupe design with quick, sporty handling to the gasoline-electric hybrid segment.
7/1/2013
Whether you’re looking for a sporty two-seater, a large family vehicle, or a heavy-duty farm or work truck, here's how to find the best options for vehicles that use less fuel and save you money.
6/5/2011
Learning from experience, I've put some impact-resistant structure on the back of MAX.
5/23/2010
MAX's bodywork continues, as Jack modifies the race car nose to fit over the Kubota engine.
6/9/2010
There's a new automotive fuel efficiency contest coming up -- the Rally Green -- and now MAX has a tachometer, a digital wonder called a Tiny Tach.
11/19/2008
Brink TV show seeks "low-budget mad scientist." Jack and his MAX project fit the bill!
7/16/2008
Is the glass half empty? Half full? Or is there just too much glass? I'm designing MAX to be just the right amount of "glass" for the vast majority of our driving. Here's to efficiency.
6/4/2010
More progress on MAX's streamlined body, using a laser to make curved body parts fit on a flat frame.
11/5/2008
It's the age-old tug of war between good looks and streamlined, aerodynamic design. 
7/1/2009
What kind of car would you get with the Car Allowance Rebate System, which gives consumers up to $4,500 to trade in old, inefficient vehicles?
8/28/2008
MAX version 2.0 is underway.
7/25/2008
MAX gets a small favor from high-end luxury sports cars.
11/17/2010
We're looking at a handful of low cost improvements, and since MAX is undergoing repairs at the moment, this is a good time to make them.
11/26/2008
It's time to calculate MAX's aerodynamic drag. Enter champagne science on a beer budget!
6/9/2009
In the pursuit of 100 mpg, cardboard is a nice medium for conceptualizing design features, but it has its limitations.
5/15/2010
We're modifying the Lola race car's nose to fit MAX's chassis. The first step is cutting the nose down the middle so we can move the fenders apart a few more inches, which will let us steer enough for parking and other normal street activities.
9/2/2010
How will we live with no gas at the pump and no power in the grid?
10/21/2012
MAX finally got a deer deflector, after three years of writing about how much it needs one. It'll give a bit of extra rollover protection, too.
3/26/2009
MAX needs 25 percent more horsepower to get from zero to 60 mph in less than 18 seconds. Got any suggestions?
7/11/2008
We're at work on a 100-mpg DIY car! Come meet MAX and take a seat for what will be a long, but fun, journey.
6/22/2010
A primer on fiberglass mold making and molding fiberglass parts, using MAX's nose parts (hood and bubble) as examples.
8/5/2008
Breaking News: MAX Totaled
8/18/2010
Renowned inventor Craig Vetter discusses his history with aerodynamics and motorcycles, and his vision for doing more with less energy.
8/21/2008
MAX is back from the dead after its infamous wreck. So why is the frame gray?
8/3/2010
The clock is ticking and I've been taking some shortcuts on getting MAX ready for Rally Green ... and some have turned into long cuts. I need to work smarter, not faster.
4/22/2009
You can save gas and money by keeping your tires correctly inflated. And now a group of high school students has launched a project to encourage drivers to regularly check their tires.
12/26/2013
No matter your level of gardening expertise, our Guide to Organic Gardening app has the advice and how-to you need to dig in and grow a bountiful organic food garden. With articles on composting, beneficial insects, weed control and more, you'll have a wealth of organic gardening know-how at your fingertips after you download this app onto your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.
8/5/2011
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is proud to announce the release of the "How to Can" app, a free app to help you safely put up summer's bounty in a jar. A new 2014 release includes instructions to safely can several types of meat.
11/6/2013
Heat Holders keep in the heat in your feet.
3/4/2011
Looking for a farming internship or apprenticeship? Search the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Center’s online directory of farming internships and apprenticeships to find one that interests you.
7/29/2008
Slightly underripe apples that fall to the ground must be picked up, so why not cut away the bugs and bruises and put them to good use? Here’s how to turn windfall apples into supernutritious drinks and snacks.
3/1/2012
The MOTHER EARTH NEWS Pickin' Chicken app has expanded its content to include more breed photos and profiles, along with additional search functions, to help you find the chicken breed you need.
3/18/2013
It’s a bug-eat-bug world out there! Learn how to identify 15 common garden pests and bring in 14 beneficial bugs that feed on them, a strategy that will foster a healthy, balanced garden ecology.
1/1/0001
Our MOTHER EARTH NEWS library app acts as a virtual library for you to download and store all of our digital resources, including our gardening apps, canning how-to guides, digital issues, and more.
5/1/2014
"Grass, Soil, Hope" by Courtney White is a new book from Chelsea Green Publishing that discusses combating climate change through land-based carbon sequestration efforts such as composting and increasing biodiversity.
8/30/2014
Like many things related to food, the free-range label misleads customers, so we explore the differences between free-range and pasture-raised.
9/16/2011
Every day, Wayne Keith proves that wood gas can be a practical, renewable and sustainable transportation solution. Certainly not for everybody, but certainly for anyone with moderate welding skills, a sustainable source of wood or other type of biomass, and a sawmill or access to a sawmill. I think there are many, many MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers who fit the previous description, just for starters.
7/15/2008
After a five month struggle, the San Francisco board of supervisors approved a program called GoSolarSF, making solar installations more affordable for its citizens.
8/14/2012
Many a homesteader and farmer can use help, and many a young person wants to learn homesteading skills. Having apprentices is an important means to assure a continuation of farms and farming,as well as teaching youth essential survival skills.
5/23/2014
MAX is getting a garage mate. We're building a high-mileage pickup truck for those jobs that a sports car can't do, and this post outlines what we're starting with.
2/7/2011
Volkswagon's high mileage (1 liter of fuel per 100 kilometers) car is getting closer to production. Expect to see 100 of these available to the public in 2013.
6/20/2011
MAX has very low rolling resistance, as demonstrated by this three year old kid pushing it around the building.
7/29/2011
Renowned motorcycle inventor and longtime aerodynamics expert Craig Vetter stopped by the MOTHER EARTH NEWS office on his way home from his latest fuel economy challenge.
6/1/2011
By making a pattern and a mold, we can now reproduce rear fenders as needed.
12/23/2010
MAX gets a low cost, high accuracy, and none too attractive fuel gauge. Two out of three ain't bad.
9/3/2010
Craig Henderson and his Avion high mileage sports car went from Canada to Mexico at 119.1 MPG. He plans to produce Avion kits.
2/21/2011
Use a digital tire gauge and learn how to check tire pressure regularly to get better gas mileage. While other types of gauges exist, the digital tire pressure gauge is an accurate and simple way to keep your tires properly inflated. Read this digital tire gauge review to see what digital tire pressure checkers you can buy.
7/1/2009
Considering deer, it’s time for a roll bar.
9/17/2008
This unusual water-powered clock from Bedol is powered by salt and water.
3/20/2009
The Bedol water-and-salt-powered clock runs for six months on a teaspoon of salt.
2/1/2013
The past year was a rewarding one for apple discovery, because I potentially found the apple that started my apple search about sixteen years ago — the ‘Harper’s Seedling’ apple.
12/26/2013
Always wanted to master the art of the perfect pie crust? With our step-by-step How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust app, you'll have the techniques and recipes you need at your fingertips. The app comes with scrumptious pie filling recipes, too!
3/30/2011
Explore how you can make your own home grown organic fuel to power your own transportation or electricity.
5/7/2013
Tools and techniques for sustainable living.
1/24/2011
Over 700 varieties of apples and pears, for $9 each, from Wagon Wheel Orchard, plus the family's crab apple jelly recipe.
10/16/2013
There used to be, from Maine to Georgia and west to the Mississippi river, 20.000 grafted apple varieties. Today, when commercialism is king and the most known apple varieties are the 5 kinds offered in the supermarket those old varieties are worth paying attention to. As with all things around us, diversity is interesting and sustainable.
12/14/2009
MOTHER EARTH NEWS coordinated with orchards and cideries around the country to showcase America's most beloved apples and ciders.
11/23/2011
Learn about the Ben Davis Apple, one if not the most important commercial apple of the late 1800s, and get a recipe for Apple Dumplings.
10/12/2011
Learn how to cook with these three great smartphone apps: How to Cook Everything, Big Oven and Ratio.
8/5/2010
I just came across these videos that show the wood gas Isuzu Trooper built by our friends at Beaver Energy in action and had to share them.
3/28/2011
Pruning apple trees to a three by three central leader shape for strength against high winds and to prevent fungal infection.
4/25/2011
The search for the long lost apples of Isaac Bowen Essex, the Fulton County Apple.
2/10/2011
This is a summary of our attendance at the IBS show in Jan. Also a re-cap of Jan events and our transistion into the construction phase of the project. We also talk about the decision for the competiton to be moved off the Nationa Mall in DC
2/14/2012
Emma Jane James of Appalachia, Virginia, inquires about her Kansan family tree and reminisces about better days  in her coal-mining town, before mountaintop removal and pollution took their toll.
4/12/2010
Looser standards and self-certification have led to a market flooded with Energy Star appliances—many with questionable qualifications.
10/18/2011
Across the pond, engineer Martin Bacon and a team of volunteers have created a coffee-powered car that averaged 66.5 mph over two speed runs.
7/19/2013
The handy free How to Can app has been updated, and is now available inside the free MOTHER EARTH NEWS Library app. Now you can take yield, processing times and more with you on your Apple or Android device!
9/23/2009
Check what products and companies use animal testing with PETA’s “Be Nice to Bunnies” iPhone app.
10/1/2014
Apples in autumn are crisp and glorious. Use your fresh bounty to create this delicious homemade applesauce in a slow cooker.
8/5/2008
This Friday, Beijing will show off its green improvements when the Olympics begin.
10/21/2010
An introduction to Richard Hilderbrand’s new blog discussing climate change, plus the first installment. Learn how Earth utilizes greenhouse gases to ensure stable temperatures, or thermal equilibrium, as well as how fluctuations in solar activity relate to changes in global temperatures.
1/17/2011
Sometimes the wildlife can get kind of wild around here....
6/4/2009
Wood gas, or wood gasification, is a decades-old renewable energy technology that converts chunks of firewood, wood chips or other cellulosic biomass to power vehicles.
3/29/2013
As America’s fuel use continues to decrease, proposed solutions such as the Keystone XL pipeline and food-to-fuel conversions may be unnecessary.
2/14/2013
By observing the birds and wildlife we learn valuable lessons to apply to our lives.
3/31/2011
For the first time since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions in 1990, the United States saw a record-setting 5.8 percent decline.
6/2/2011
The beginnings of the orchard project, and an early spring surprise.
7/1/2013
Save money and energy at home by choosing energy-efficient products whenever you purchase home appliances or computers and other electronics.
6/11/2013
One of the easiest ways to bask and rejoice in the gifts of nature is to make and use a solar wall heater.
7/9/2014
One month into my Polyface Summer Internship! This week was focused on processing birds, hay and a lesson on Cow Days with Joel Salatin.
8/3/2011
Company launches dynamic, new CSR communications portal to provide real-time content and discussion around social and environmental efforts.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
9/28/2011
Keeping the project going is my goal.
5/14/2014
Kentucky farmer Susana Lein runs a permaculture farm in the Appalachian Mountains where she educates students and visitors from around to the world the best way she knows how - by putting their hands in the soil.
8/21/2014
Allan Savory visits Polyface! This was a week of permaculture lessons, staying up late with birds, processing honey and winding down from Field Day.
8/28/2014
This week was a lot of fence line and firewood work, a water systems discussion with Joel Salatin, fun with turkeys and my birthday on the farm (with a surprise guest).
11/2/2014
Mary Quinn Doyle shares a background about how she became involved in a volunteer project traveling around Maine for over two years visiting over 180 unique farms to take photos and write stories about them for an educational book and website.
10/8/2010
Want fresh cider? Make your own cider press using these free plans.
5/2/2011
Apple expert Gary Paul Nabhan reviews a new book: Old Southern Apples by Creighton Lee Calhoun, Jr.
3/4/2011
Old-fashioned cider pressing embodies fall — and creates a delicious treat! Rick Godsil of Wagon Wheel Orchard shares fond memories of pressing cider on the family orchard.
11/12/2008
Collect apples from old homestead trees for the best in flavor for sauce and pies.
10/12/2011
This recipe for apple stock adds a depth of fall flavor to dishes normally cooked with chicken stock or vegetable stock, such as butternut squash soup.
4/6/2011
No one had ever attempted to set a land speed record for gasification vehicles so Beaver Energy was the first.
5/11/2011
Back at the lab we are installing a new three inch line from the air dryers to the throttle body.
3/11/2011
Brief description of our journey back onto the National Mall, our Flex Space design, and our Solar Thermal Skylight.
10/7/2011
As we approach the celebration of Thanksgiving here in Canada, Cam reflects on what he is thankful for.
12/12/2011
Cam battles with the flying squirrels who want to inhabit his guesthouse using some unique weapons.
2/13/2013
Cam can't think of anywhere he'd rather be than on his own private skating rink.
3/24/2011
Cam appreciates all four of our seasons!
5/25/2011
Cam has a "reality check" moment and realizes how lucky he is!
1/13/2011
Cam has been playing with and skating on thick ice lately.
12/5/2011
Cam loves living in a place where he can enjoy the night skies.... even if he doesn't completely understand what he's looking at some of the time!
7/8/2010
High-efficiency washers save energy, water and money with every load. And with the average household washing 400 loads per year, those savings add up.
1/27/2012
This is the last of a series in home and energy options available to us. It is a short summary of all of the choices we have when designing a new home on or off grid that will benefit your energy use.
1/21/2013
The Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of more than 100 green apps.
10/23/2012
Delicious latkes made with potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes are tasty and nutritious.
7/5/2013
New standards for Energy Star refrigerators and freezers will reduce energy consumption and include “connected” features.
6/19/2014
When it comes to that most essential of all modern appliances, the best way to be eco-friendly is to stick with the tried and true three R's: reduce, reuse or recycle.
2/17/2010
LG Electronics unveiled a new energy-efficient bottom-freezer refrigerator at the Maison & Object living design exhibition in Paris. The product, which uses linear compressor technology to save energy, was named the best example of an eco-chic product at the exhibition.
7/23/2010
Your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great place to find inexpensive building supplies and appliances, and you can even donate your leftover supplies when your project is complete. Proceeds from your purchases support Habitat for Humanity and future housing projects.
1/11/2011
New approach to renewable home energy – heating with pelletized fuel in free-standing pellet stoves and fireplace inserts. Generally made from recycled wood byproducts, pellets are low carbon fuel that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
5/13/2013
Growing organic apples isn’t impossible! Follow these tips and methods for avoiding pest damage and growing apples organically.
5/26/2010
Self-pollinating apple trees allow homeowners with little space to reap the benefits of this fresh, nutritious fruit. While typical apple breeds require planting at least two trees in the same space so they can pollinate each other, self-fertile trees can produce fruit without another tree around.
9/6/2012
Daby Napthine shares her grandfather's 5 tips to growing healthy apple trees.
12/26/2013
With more than 40 years of expertise on how to live on less (and love it!), MOTHER EARTH NEWS introduces our Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills app. This app, available for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, contains advice and how-to on organic gardening, raising backyard chickens, canning and preserving your harvests, and how to save money by applying a DIY mentality to your life.
4/23/2013
I feed my vegetable and fruit plants organically, taking into account our ocean-dwelling ancestors.
10/12/2011
Check out these resources to learn more about heirloom apples, as well as the how-to and history of cider-making.  
10/1/2010
Freshly picked apples make a perfect treat for any age in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep snapping and sharing for your chance to have one featured in the magazine!
12/16/2010
Home design apps for smart phones and iPads make visualizing your dream home even easier.
4/19/2011
See the power of gasification before we hit the road.
3/21/2013
This free app puts the growing info you need right at your fingertips: cultivation guides for each major crop, plus how-to for invaluable gardening skills.
7/7/2014
Week three of my Polyface Farm summer internship! Lots of hay and some other things, too.
8/13/2014
Polyface Farm Field Day! This week was all about prep for all our visitors, lot of processing and for some last minute hay making.
9/2/2014
This week at Polyface Farm included mornings with rabbits, fence line work, moving calves and my first foray into canning.
9/9/2014
This week of my Polyface Farm summer internship included a forestry lesson from Joel Salatin, installing my first fence, and the introduction of Polyface’s new guardian dog puppy, Cody!
9/15/2014
Week thirteen of my Polyface Farm summer internship brought two high volume chicken processing days, lots of chicken catching, moving pigs and catching a loose steer.
9/17/2014
This week at my Polyface Farm Summer Internship, I spent working with turkeys, touring our local USDA inspected abattoir, prepping for the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s annual fundraiser and processing stewing hens.
8/10/2011
Cam describes why he was anxious to leave the city for a life in the country.
8/18/2011
Cam prefers the view from his office in his country home.
1/24/2011
When it's -30 degrees outside you can make your own snow!
1/26/2011
Cam shares his experiences getting lost in the woods.
1/28/2011
Cam describes why his method of harvesting firewood from his woodlot is the most sustainable way.
7/8/2008
Random statistics on the painful price of gas for early July 2008.
12/19/2012
Use our popular When to Plant app to know when to plant each crop in your area.
4/4/2012
We have some exciting additions to announce about our award-winning Vegetable Garden Planner program and our new Grow Planner iPad app, including new seed company catalogs, a filter tool, a favorites button and an app update.
7/28/2014
The free CycleMap cycling app pinpoints the locations of nearly one million miles of bike paths around the world.
6/15/2010
Propelling a vehicle with air or water is possible, but whether it’s practical is another story.
10/13/2011
For Bryan Welch, a prototype of Toyota's 2013 Prius Plug-In is a real life example of how gasoline electric hybrids have made major gains in efficiency over other conventional cars.
8/12/2011
At the Vetter Fuel Challenge in Ohio, vehicles powered by electricity, diesel and gasoline competed to see who would consume the least fuel in dollars and cents.
6/5/2009
Learning the basics about electricity will help you conserve energy.
1/9/2011
We discuss the concept that carbon dioxide released from the burning of fossil fuels is partly responsible for the current atmospheric carbon overload. We also briefly discuss other human activities that contribute to the atmospheric carbon overload.
2/16/2011
A new study finds that warming temperatures will cause up to two-thirds of the earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, unleashing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
10/8/2013
Sue Van Slooten shares her easy recipe for apple strudel— a delicious pastry of phyllo dough, apples, spices, and of course, butter.
9/11/2013
How to make spiced crab apples.
4/16/2014
How a hopelessly damaged apple tree has delivered lessons of hope since 2007.
5/14/2008
Expert advice on best organic fertilizer options for new apple trees and grape vines.
9/25/2014
Use your crockpot to make this cinnamon-sweet, apple candied cider treat perfect for warming up a cool autumn evening.
10/15/2014
The Fall garden is bursting and the canning kettle hot as we draw summer to a close in North Central Idaho.
11/14/2014
Make your Thanksgiving stuffing extra special this year with these recipes for homemade stuffing bread.
5/2/2013
Did you know that a dirty filter in your HVAC equipment can reduce its efficiency by up to 20 percent? Didyou also know that it is recommended to check your filter every month? Don’t despair!
1/27/2011
These space-saving, smart front loading units perfectly accommodate apartments and small spaces and eliminate the need to wash your clothes, remove them from the washer and place them into a separate machine for drying.
2/19/2012
We use available time in the winter to preform routine maintenance on appliances and tools.
6/23/2009
Let's dream a little dream of green home improvement, without worries about funding.
8/24/2010
Weatherization Program Nearly Doubles Payback in One Easy Step with GE's new GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater
6/16/2011
Blume Distillation debuts appropriate-scale biofuel distillation equipment that will allow farmers, entrepreneurs, municipalities and communities to produce their own alcohol fuel from a variety of readily available fuel stock sources.
12/5/2010
A BIG issue in everyone’s lives today is increasing fuel costs. The seriousness and scope of our energy problems calls for an all-out effort for sustainable solutions, starting as soon as possible.
9/25/2012
Create more than 12,000 different healthy salad dressings using this App.
12/5/2010
Precision Engineering www.structure1.com has generously provided drawings and specifications for building earthbag structures in seismic areas to meet code. The documents have been combined into one 6-page PDF and are now available online.
10/10/2010
Earthbag building has just received engineering approval. This is probably the greatest news ever for earthbag building. With engineer-approved plans, we see unlimited potential for earthbag building for homes, shops, schools, you name it.
11/1/2012
The ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder app uses your zip code to find sales tax exemptions, credits, or rebates on qualified products.
8/12/2008
Honda cars are famously reliable, and now there's an online community for owners of 100,000+ mileage cars to share their stories.
11/11/2010
Fresh apple cider is a traditional part of fall harvest celebrations - a part that we at MOTHER EARTH NEWS wouldn't miss! We put the Whizbang Apple Grinder and Cider Press to the test, and happily sampled the fresh apple cider as a result.
11/25/2008
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments until Nov. 28 on how it should rule on global warming pollutants.
6/12/2012
What happens when you gather 100+ wood gassers in one place? They have a convention! The wood gas meetup in Argos Indiana was a blast, check out the photos!
12/18/2013
Food preservationist Tammy Kimbler teaches you how to make apple pie fruit leather from urban-foraged apples.
12/23/2013
Just in time for holiday season (and good all year long), you can use tart, just-picked apples to create a flavorful apple butter that’s perfect to give — or keep.
12/20/2011
A great recipe for the holidays or any time of the year!
1/13/2011
A hundred-year-old recipe for turning apple trimmings into vinegar yields mixed results, but lots of nostalgic fun.
2/26/2013
A neglected, overgrown, old apple tree does have charm, its gnarled, elbowed branches seemingly ready to reach out for a hug. The fruits, unfortunately, more often than not are too small, too pest-ridden, and too high in the tree. My fear of heights makes the last deficiency most important to me. Large, clean fruits are for nought if I can’t bring myself to climb a ladder or the branches for harvest.
10/26/2011
Cam is getting burned out on technology and seeks solace in his "low tech" garden.
10/26/2011
Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about growing up on the frontier for both her and her husband. Her book about Almanzo's childhood recalls some of his favorite foods, including "fried apples 'n' onions".
9/12/2014
"Folk Medicine" by D.C. Jarvis, M.D., written in 1958, explains how humans would do well to watch animals that know instinctively how to stay healthy. Jarvis advises drinking raw honey and apple cider vinegar for good health and vigor.
10/9/2014
Update your favorite cinnamon rolls with warm spices, dark rum, and autumn’s favorite harvest—apples.
10/13/2014
Spend the weekend preserving fall apples before they're all gone.
10/14/2013
MAX doesn't have a front license plate, and here's why Jack would like to keep it that way.
9/16/2013
If MAX is a bit too Spartan for your tastes, here's a homebuilt high mileage sports car that's a bit more plush - a Mazda Miata with a Geo Metro engine - and it's coming to the Mother Earth News Fairs.
6/17/2010
Try these tips for cleaning a carburetor.
7/24/2008
Today Ford announced a long overdue shift in its business emphasis: away from trucks and SUVs and toward small cars. Before setting this new direction, there has been plenty of struggle between old think and new think.
1/20/2009
Our friends over at Utne Reader spotted
6/24/2008
Oil companies are hungry for more land to drill. But meanwhile they aren't drilling in numerous approved areas.
7/10/2008
Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not lower gas prices anytime soon. This summary of facts released by the Alaska Wilderness League exposes important pieces of the ANWR debate.
4/12/2008
Gasoline is blended with ethanol all the time, but are these blends all right to use in small engines? Here's how you can avoid problems.
10/15/2008
The low gas prices are something to celebrate in the short-run, but the cause is something that deserves a second, less optimistic outlook.
2/19/2010
Energy expert Dan Chiras suggests a simple process for locating energy-efficient appliances and electronics.
8/28/2014
As demand for air conditioning continues to increase, discover how to reduce the impact it has on the environment.
7/5/2013
Liberty LNG is looking to industrialize the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New York and New Jersey. Learn how you can get involved to stop LNG and protect the ocean.
4/4/2012
Supply and demand have kept E85 gas prices low, and politics has played a role.
7/24/2008
I've never been more excited for 2010.
10/28/2008
OPEC annouced it would cut oil production to stop oil prices from falling, which might be the best way to reduce American oil consumption.
4/25/2013
Heating water is the highest drain that laundry machines and dishwashers have on your bill. Onaverage, water heating accounts for 18 percent of your energy bill.
11/14/2012
The author figures out a way to outsmart tree-damaging rodents.
9/1/2010
A homemade solar food dryer allows you to dry tomatoes and apples for delicious and nutritious winter snacks and addition to your meals.
8/22/2012
Wood is a wonderful motor fuel! But how much do we need? Wayne tells us how efficient his truck really is on wood gas, and we take a look at how much we'd use if everyone decided to drive on wood.
3/9/2009
Last weekend more than 12,000 people flocked to Washington, D.C., for a three day demonstration to demand the creation of green jobs, cuts in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and less dependence on fossil fuels.
9/26/2008
Everyone's talking about drilling in Alaska, so why learn some numbers to do some talking of your own? Here are some statistics about why drilling in Alaska may not be the saving grace some think it is.
7/1/2008
Share the pain of rising gas prices together and join the discussion about what will finally motivate us to dramatically change our driving habits.
6/24/2008
Here's a rundown of the many reasons behind the recent rise in the price of gas.
8/1/2008
Amid rising gas prices, some people think offshore drilling in America is the answer, but is it worth it? Also, read an opinion piece by Mark Weisbrot.
5/16/2011
Cam considers one of the causes of high gas prices....
3/28/2011
Our “needs” for the latest gadgets elevates our energy consumption, even with the onslaught of energy-efficient appliances and consumer electronics in recent years.
8/25/2010
MAX is back at the shop, awaiting diagnosis and correction of an overheating problem, plus some additional body work before its next venture.
7/27/2010
In the interest of making MAX a smidgeon safer, I've added side bumpers to the passenger compartment. Here's why I made them this way.
12/31/2012
The second attempt at weatherproofing MAX involves a convertible top which flips open to get in or out of the cockpit. Not perfect, but not bad.
7/22/2010
Results of the long-awaited cooling system test, which shows how little air MAX needs through the radiator.
10/21/2011
The "High Mileage Car Show" at the latest Mother Earth News Fair, and the pleasure of driving a fuel efficient car.
10/9/2014
MAX isn't just streamlined - MAX has its rolling resistance down to a minimum too, thanks to low-drag tires and lubricants. Here's a video to show how much it matters.
6/27/2008
It's surprisingly easy to figure out how many carbon dioxide emissions come from producing the electricity for your home, or burning a full tank of gas. Check out this carbon calculator, or find out how to do a quick ballpark estimate.
4/22/2011
Save money and gas this Earth Day — and every day! — by using these five green driving tips from the Car Care Council.
6/1/2008
Machine expert Hank Will offers advice on whether to drain the gas tanks of machines that will be idle for a while.
11/18/2008
Support America's artisan cider makers by putting locally made sweet and hard apple cider on the Thanksgiving table this year.
10/3/2012
describing the upcoming fun photo contest with the theme being chickens and the fun they either have or give. Figs and more figs are at the heart of the obsession.
9/18/2012
Saving butternut squash seeds while using a sledge hammer and putting up a roof and planning a seed swap. Also planning a high density apple orchard with a new variety called Zestar.
9/19/2011
Wayne Keith of Alabama sets a new world record for land speed via wood gas.
7/7/2008
You can run a truck on wood chips! No joke. Mother Earth News reported on this idea more than 25 years ago and the idea lives on. Using recycled water heaters, you can burn wood chips to power a truck, with little or no engine modifications required.
7/20/2012
Wayne you'd better slow down! The master of vehicle gasification is hard pressed to stay within the speed limit.
1/21/2014
Ever wondered what its like to drive around using wood as fuel? Tag along with Chris as he fires up his wood gas truck.
1/31/2014
Hit the road, using wood for fuel! Chris Saenz takes a trip on wood gas power.
3/24/2009
If you like steam- and gas- powered engines and farm equipment, you will love these three magazines and websites: Farm Collector, Gas Engine and Steam Traction.
9/26/2010
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Managing Editor John Rockhold catches up with Chip Beam of Beaver Energy to hear about Beam's latest exploits with wood gasification to power vehicles.
12/29/2010
U.S. energy consumers will rely more on natural gas and renewables and less on imports in 2011. Coal remains dominant.
10/10/2012
Comparing different home made do it yourself chicken carriers for the Tractor Supply animal swap this past Saturday. Reporting on edible mushroom cultivation harvest and what it takes to pick the right disease resistant apple variety.
9/12/2012
When autumn brings a glut of orchard fruits, capture the goodness as juice by cooking extraction or cold pressing. Juices can be used alone or mixed to produce sweet or hard ciders, wines, syrups, and more.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
9/8/2010
MAX is getting prepped for paint, and all the essential bodywork is done for the new, streamlined roadster body.
4/25/2012
Top bar hive modifications, turkey traps, and gourmet potatoes are just a few of the topics covered in the past week of blogging we've been up to. Homesteading healthcare and a new virtual book club round off the week with several reader comments.
11/15/2011
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
1/26/2009
President Barack Obama signed an executive order to help reduce automobile gas emissions in the United States. This is the first of many steps that the Obama administration plans to make to improve global warming.
3/8/2011
There are many ways that each of us can lessen our unhealthy dependence on filthy fuels. You can do so in every area of your life, from choices you make regarding your house and home improvements, to food, transportation, and other consumer choices.
7/7/2009
Since the U.S. House of Represenatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the U.S. Senate started work on its own energy and clilmate change bill.
2/17/2011
A year-long study in Oklahoma found that consumers who used energy-tracking technology and pricing plans that let them analyze their usage can cut their consumption in half.
6/16/2011
Looking at all the wood powered cars
7/28/2011
This is a rundown of films that came out in the last few years. These films cover a wide range of environmental topics, from energy, climate, and fuel, to food, farming, and health. Many of the films have won awards or been critically acclaimed.
3/2/2011
During National Ground Water Awareness Week next week, let's bring attention to what natural gas drilling is doing to our ground water supplies.
3/6/2013
According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 100 percent of the electric generating capacity added in January was renewable.


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