Japan Is Building Solar Energy Plants On Abandoned Golf Courses


Faced with too many abandoned golf courses, Japan has now turned to transforming them into solar energy plants. Back in the 1980s, golf courses were huge in Japan.

The Cactus Smuggler: Are Desert Plants Being Loved to Extinction?

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Keep It Cool: What Desert Plants Can Teach Us About Climate Change. Coyote Scat and Native Plant Conservation. Goettsch is also the lead author on a recent paper, “ High proportion of cactus species threatened with extinction ,” published in the journal Nature Plants.

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Self Medication, Wildlife Style: How Birds and Other Creatures Use Medicinal Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

So begins a 1993 review article on the use of medicinal plants by animals. As we learn more about how animals use plants to prevent and treat ailments, this list has only continued to grow. The result: the abundance of blood-sucking fleas was reduced in nests containing the plant.

If you are on a plant based diet, stop calling yourself Vegan!


There’s a movement hijacking the vegan one, and it’s called “plant-based” This buzzword is getting the kind of attention Paleo misses, and is confusing just as many people. So what is a plant-based diet?

Vegan Chef Matthew Kenny Opens Asia’s First Plant-Based Culinary Academy


Evason Hua Hin resort in Pranburi, Thailand is joining forces with vegan chef Matthew Kenney to open Asia’s first-ever plant-based culinary academy.

Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

I grew up in the flat-topped foothills of the Cumberland Mountains in north Alabama, and my mother was a student of wild herbs, wildflowers, and native medicinal plants. The rich folklore of ginseng is no accident — the plant inspires awe in people, and it always has.

Plants Of The Quran: Garlic (Th?m)

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Tip: NOW it is a little late into the season for planting garlic but sowing before any frost/snow (it snowed here in the UK last week!), More holy greens: Plants Of The Quran: Pomegranate. Food & Health Religion food and health islamic medicine plants quran

The Sunbird and the Parasite

10,000 Birds

Of course, travelling from Africa back to New Zealand is a big deal and I’m still somewhat fried (especially as real life hit with with a bat when I got back). I was with a local birding guide and I mentioned that I had encountered an astonishing looking plant on the Cape of Good Hope.

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Donald Trump Plans To Build Golf Course on Endangered Birds’ Habitat


Yes, of course he can and he is, because he is now resorting to bullying. It seems that the 65-year-old has proposed a $2 billion golf course development in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on a spot that also happens to be home to David Milne and his wife, where they have lived for the past 20 years.

Correcting course in Appalachia

10,000 Birds

We all know that songbirds migrate at night to avoid predators and take advantage of the calmer atmospheric conditions, but it’s still very easy for a bird that weighs little more than a third of an ounce to get blown off course.

Profiles in Xeriscaping: Habitat for a Disease-Fighting Lizard

Nature Conservancy - Science

One of the nice benefits of a xeriscaped lawn – a lawn that focuses on native and drought-tolerant plants to save water – is the wildlife habitat. I used to think it was the plants that attracted the lizards, but now I think it’s the diversity of habitats. Western fence lizard.

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Boost Your Natural Immune System With Medicinal Plants and Herbs

Green Prophet

Chinese medicine practitioners also use the plant to treat symptoms of HIV/AIDS; especially fatigue, weight loss, night sweats and insomnia. Nothing like fresh, green produce for natural vitamins and minerals.

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10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Pollen from a variety of common plants magnified some x500. As grasslands warm, grasses and other plants accumulate less protein. Bison are then forced to eat plants that are less nutritious. Golf, of course, requires grass. Droughts. More severe and unpredictable storms.

Recovery: Bringing Back Bumble Bees

Nature Conservancy - Science

This ability makes bumble bees important for pollinating a wide variety of wild and cultivated plants. Of course, pesticides could weaken more vulnerable species, enhancing risks of infection. Bees are in big trouble.

National Trust launches new heritage gardening courses

Green (Living) Review

The National Trust has announced two new heritage gardening courses, representing the charity's most significant development in horticultural training for 20 years. Co-funded by the National Gardens Scheme, the new courses will offer budding gardeners the opportunity to study for qualifications in heritage gardening and replace the Trust's Careership training scheme launched in 1991*. The new courses start in September 2012 and there are 10 places available on each.

Conserving Bison in Indiana. Yes, Indiana.

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nearly 6,500 acres have been planted with 600 native plants. Like its own “field of dreams,” once those plants were in the soil, the native wildlife followed. But planting prairie plants is just one part of restoration.

Best Drought Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Green Furniture Home Design

Of course not, but you will have to try and fill that garden with plants that are able to consume far less water. Here’s a list of some of the most drought resistant plants available in North America. Common Names: Red salvia, scarlet sage, and firecracker plant. Home and Garden best plants for droughts drought resistant plants plants that need less waterAs almost half of the U.S.

Solar Plant In Hebron To Be Demolished

Green Prophet

A solar plant, which is the sole source of electricity for a village in Hebron, has received demolition orders from the Israeli Civil Administration. On the 11 th of October, the Israeli authorities issued a demolition order for the solar plant stating that it doesn’t have a permit.

Golfing at the Egyptian Pyramids. What would Pharaoh think?

Green Prophet

A new golf course is being built in the shadow of the Egyptian pyramids, the plans for its fairways and greens were recently unveiled by Thomson Perrett & Lobb, an architectural firm specializing in course design. This area is desert, inhospitable to golf-course greenery.

Greenpeace action exposes shockingly weak security at Swedish nuclear plants

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On Tuesday this week more than 70 Greenpeace activists took action in what they said was “a peaceful stress test” of two Swedish nuclear power plants. The action lasted for two days and revealed the unacceptable lax security at Swedish nuclear plants.

Jellyfish Attack on Israel Power Plant A Clear Sign of Global Warming?

Green Prophet

New Mediterranean jellyfish invasions are causing big problems for coastal power plants. Although not a threat to humans, the jellyfish are being sucked into the filters for the plant’s sea water intakes.

Europe is committed to the criminalization of old varieties of seeds

Green (Living) Review

A new law, called the “Plant reproductive materials law”, introduced by the European Commission, a body that has not been elected by anyone, remember, now makes it illegal to “grow, reproduce or trade” any seed of vegetables was not "tested, approved and accepted" by the new European “EU Plant Variety Agency”, and that includes giving seeds away for free or swapping. This is of course the ultimate desire of all governments.

A Permaculture Design Course Handbook Online

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Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

First, it lays the path limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. electric power plants emit 2.2 Limiting power plant emissions is also a cost-efficient move.


Green (Living) Review

Chic, cool and modern, GROW London seeks to inspire both the expert gardener and the novice alike to transform their outdoor space, presenting unusual and original ideas, decorative accessories and of course a vast array of plants and flowers.

Free planting calendar for vegetable container gardening

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A handy planting calendar from the folks at Burgon & Ball and the Royal Horticultural Society (UK) is available for download. The calendar lists when to plant and harvest a variety of vegetables (and a few fruits) with the objective of giving gardeners the 5 vegetable servings a day that is recommended by nutritionists. I shall, hopefully, be able to review some of their tools in due course.

Building with nature: cities that steal smart ideas from plants and animals

Green (Living) Review

Biomimicry is based on the idea that animals, plants and the Earth’s natural processes are the ultimate engineering feats. Of course, there is a big gap between marvelling at a spider’s ability to spin a web, and designing a fabric that mimics its selectively sticky properties.

El Dorado: gold in green wine country

Green Traveler Guides

Wine tops most lists, of course, as this is iconic California Wine Country, if more down-home than nearby Napa Valley.

How to Reboot & Stop Feeling Like Crap.

Elephant Journal

Of course no one can live on juice forever, and Joe is the first one to say that. But what we need to do is shift from eating only 10 percent of our diet as plants (fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans) to 70 percent of our diet from plants (mostly veggies and some fruit).

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Tips for Planting Vegetables In Your Organic Garden

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Tips for Planting Vegetables In Your Organic Garden by greenwise on March 19, 2011 Organic gardening allows you to control the chemicals, or lack thereof, coming into contact with your homegrown fruit and vegetables. What vegetables should you plant and when? Timing depends, of course, on where you live.

Tips for Planting Vegetables | Your Organic Garden | Living Green.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Tips for Planting Vegetables In Your Organic Garden by greenwise on March 19, 2011 Organic gardening allows you to control the chemicals, or lack thereof, coming into contact with your homegrown fruit and vegetables. What vegetables should you plant and when? Timing depends, of course, on where you live.

Middle East plants won’t migrate during climate change

Green Prophet

In the course of their experiment, conducted in four different ecosystems ranging from desert (3.5 The experimental climate changes, which simulated a decrease of about 30 percent of current rainfall, seem to fall within the natural “comfort zone” of wild plants.

How Science Prevailed Over the Politics of Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

The weak economy, of course, is part of the reason that the EPA was challenged in the first place. Existing plants are grandfathered into the new standards. Natural gas facilities have the distinct advantage over coal power plants in terms of carbon dioxide emissions.

Going Green In Your Home

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Air Cleaners Keeping well maintained house plants has been known to assist with cleaning the air. The Ancient Chinese Art of Feng Shui notes that by absorbing air borne toxins and pollutants, plants can help reduce stress as well. The more vigorous the plant, the more air it can filter.

The Unique Rhubarb Plant – World’s only ‘Self Watering’ Plant

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The desert plant is a lesson in evolution and survival. Desert plants have adaptable morphology which helps them to conserve water and stay protected against the stress of the desert. The plant is different in the way it uses water – it funnels water to its roots.

India Man Plants Forest Bigger Than Central Park to Save His Island

Green (Living) Review

A documentary, Forest Man, shows how one person can change the course of nature. At the age of 17, after witnessing hundreds of snakes dying from drought on his island in India, Jadav Payeng started to grow trees on what was barren land devastated by erosion.

Share Your Field Notes: Nature’s Notebook

Nature Conservancy - Science

Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle events, their timing, and relationship to the environment. Changes in phenology can have cascading effects on plants, wildlife and the people who rely on them for resources. Have you noticed changes in your area?

A Treasure Hunt for Prairie Wildflowers

Nature Conservancy - Science

We are looking for seeds of native plants to sow on our preserves. In my area, the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands , we try to find as many species as possible to add to a planting. Having a wide variety of native plants will support a wider variety of other creatures, especially insects.

Green Products: Pepsi To Use a Bottle Made from 100% Plant Materials

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Products: Pepsi To Use a Bottle Made from 100% Plant Materials by greenwise on March 16, 2011 Pepsi announced that it will begin using a new bottle for soft drinks made from 100% plant based materials. Coca-Cola says it is also working on a similar 100% plant-based bottle.

Burn oil, plant trees – redux

Eco Friendly Daily

Turns out, the carbon savings from switching to biofuel – any biofuel – are totally swamped out by the carbon kept in the air by maintaining farmland to grow the biofuel feedstock instead of planting trees on the same land.