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A veritable article fest

September 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This year has been busy and exciting and just plain exhausting. But I’ve finally found some time to upload a bunch of the articles that I’ve had published this year for alive and blush magazines. The majority focus on green issues. I’ve been somewhat typecast as the devil’s green advocate, being asked to find flaws in all manner of righteous green concepts. To read one, click on the image.

blush0002Baby’s nontoxic nursery: Preparing a healthy space for your newborn. What paints should you choose when decorating baby’s new room? Surrounding your new child with noxious fumes is the last thing you want to do.





sep090001 Lawn warfare: Pesticide and herbicide use in Canada. I interviewed the PR person from the David Suzuki Foundation as well as a professor of biomolecular chemistry to write this one.





august090002 Get in the habit: 10 easy ways to shrink your carbon footprint. This one is self explanatory. But did you know the concept for a carbon footprint was derived from those newfangled desktops in the early 90s that stood upright instead of lying flat?




july090005 In it for the money: Green initiatives that are good for our ecology economy. This is one of those slightly cynical pieces. The intro comes from a really funny ad for IBM that you can watch here on Youtube. The art department did an awesome job with this one.




march090002 The eco dilemma: Why electric cars won’t save the world. Once again, an alternative look at a green deus ex machina (a term, incidentally, that I had originally used in the intro – but my editor wisely replaced this rather academic term with “save the day”).




April090001 Selenium and cancer: Good news and bad. A short piece on the links between cancer and an antioxidant called selenium.






march090001 Two very short pieces: Cleaning our lakes – about a government restriction of phosphates, and When TVs die – about the switchover from analog to digital and the potential aftermath of discarded TVs in our landfills. 

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4 responses so far ↓

  • Josie // Oct 25, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Great work Antoine – I think I see a book here. Perhaps Teldon would be interested in publishing it.

  • Antoine // Oct 28, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks Josie. And thanks for checking in – I keep planning to blog more often…

  • Anonymous // Oct 29, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I n regards to the article “When TV’s Die”, I am sure one can purchase some sort of digital to analogue conversion unit rather than resort to throwing away the whole set. But then again, it seems the order of the day to always get something bigger and better…

  • Antoine // Oct 30, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    That’s an excellent point – you could buy a converter box, but as you say most people would probably opt to buy a new TV instead.