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Cat DiStasio

Wordsmith, Editor, Bread Maker

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Cat DiStasio

Writer, editor, and social media strategist for hire

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Native American tribe is fighting against the Pilgrim Pipeline in New Jersey

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Panasonic investing $256M in Tesla’s Buffalo solar manufacturing plant

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Nigerian customs stops 2.75 tons of potentially deadly fake plastic rice from hitting markets

Customs agents in Nigeria recently intercepted nearly three tons of “plastic rice,” which could have wreaked havoc on the area population, where real rice is a staple food. The incoming shipment of fake rice was packaged in large bags just as the genuine article would be, and the counterfeit product looks and feels just like the real thing.
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Pollution in China prompts Beijing exodus

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Trump sons selling post-inauguration access and private hunting trip for $1M

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Elon Musk vows to start company that digs tunnels under traffic

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MIT’s “supermarket of the future” reveals every product’s history

Future grocery stores will be full of smart technology, according to predictions by the designers at Carlo Ratti Associati. Carlo Ratti is the founder of CRA and director of the MIT Senseable Lab. Last year, his team unveiled prototypical technology through its Future Food District installation at the Milan World Expo.
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Netherlands proposes ban on all new fossil fuel cars by 2035

In a leap forward for clean air, the Netherlands’ government has proposed a new bill requiring all new cars to be 100% emissions-free by 2035, if not sooner. The measure is part of a larger plan to lower the nation’s overall greenhouse gas emissions and reduce air pollution. In addition to pushing for clean vehicles, the Dutch government also plans to disconnect all houses in the country from the natural gas grid by 2050.
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Proposed Nigerian superhighway threatens world’s rarest great ape

Nigeria is proposing a six-lane highway that would cut through the rainforest in the country’s southeastern region. The planned 162-mile long highway project would also clear six miles of land on either side of the roadway, which will run through Cross River state. The potential for destruction is massive, as conservationists say the affected area is home to large numbers of indigenous people as well as rare wildlife and flora.
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Leonardo DiCaprio schools Donald Trump on benefits of renewable energy

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Woman accidentally tosses rare Apple I computer worth $200,000

The managers of a recycling center in Silicon Valley are looking for a woman who dropped off an extremely rare early Apple I computer, which turned out to be worth $200,000. Several weeks ago, an unnamed woman donated several boxes of computer parts to a Clean Bay Area recycling center, and the center is hoping to identify her so that she can share in the earnings after the rare computer sold at auction.
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic home cuts energy bill 60% with over 2,000 LEDs

Two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic estates are being updated with super efficient LEDs as part of an overall effort to reduce energy use, while keeping true to Wright’s vision. Taliesin West and Taliesin, located in Arizona and Wisconsin, respectively, are gaining over 2,000 LEDs in the upgrade. After an energy audit of the property, caretakers learned that they could offset the utility costs by 51 percent by providing more energy efficient lighting. After an extensive search for new lighting that would keep the look and feel of the property in alignment with the Wright’s vision, OSRAM Sylvania was selected to supply the cost-effective lighting upgrade.
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About

Cat DiStasio

Cat DiStasio is a writer, editor, social media strategist, and community architect. Previous to her freelance career, Cat worked in human resources with a focus on recruiting. She holds a B.A. in Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies from the University of Washington. These days, Cat is a dedicated green homemaker and compassionate mama to an ambitious little mountain goat of boy. In addition to her earth-loving ways, she works to raise awareness for attachment parenting, babywearing, intactivism, and budget-friendly living. Cat believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of freshly baked bread.