April, 2021

How Can The World Benefit From Indoor Vertical Farming

Green Prophet

Have you ever sat down and wondered about the uncertainty of our future? With the world population growing and expanding each day, will we reach a point where we might face a scarcity of food? It has been speculated that three decades later, our world population will reach nearly 10 billion people.

Beaver? Otter? Muskrat? A Field Guide to Freshwater Mammals

Nature Conservancy - Science

Think you saw a beaver or a mink? Here’s how to tell for sure. The post Beaver? Otter? Muskrat? A Field Guide to Freshwater Mammals appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife Mammal Watching Urban Conservation

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Inch by Inch

The Green Samaritan

Inch by inch. Sometimes that’s the best way to tackle big projects, habits, or initiatives. When we look at the big picture, it can be overwhelming to the point of paralysis, or think our small. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

How To Build Eco-Friendly Aquarium And Keep Both Fish And Environment Happy

Green Living Guy

Fishkeeping has become a lovely pastime over the years. It can be a lovely addition to any home. However, it can be difficult to make sure that it is eco-friendly and keep your fish happy and healthy. There are a few key points to consider to build an eco-friendly aquarium.

10 Oldest Trees in the World

Greentumble

The oldest known living trees in the world are close to 5,000 years old. They have presided quietly over the rise and fall of civilizations. There is a power in longevity, a serenity attained only through the passing of time. Old trees, though relatively few, are in our midst.

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New found freedom: WWOOFing as a digital nomad

Low Impact

Are you a remote worker dreaming of pastures new? WWOOFer Imogen shares how her experience of WWOOFing as a digital nomad enabled her to combine making a living with meaningful volunteering.

Gardening and Mindfulness

Green Prophet

Gardening and getting dirty, for health. How does mindfulness help with gardening? It turns out that mindfulness is not reserved for meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises. To understand how gardening can help mindfulness, we should delve into what mindfulness is and what it isn’t.

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Solar water heater system servicing and maintenance

Green Living Ideas

Solar water heaters are excellent money and environment savers. They do not need much maintenance and service, but a tuneup every now and again will help make sure it keeps doing what it should. It’s helpful to know this ahead of buying one, or if you have one and want to keep it optimized.

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Hastings on Hudson Goes Drive Electric Earth Day!

Green Living Guy

From the Hasting on Hudson Village web site with the following description: National Drive Electric Day, April 17, 9:30-11:30am, in person (no registration required) Come check out the new affordable EVs on the market in your price range, and learn about recent rebates and discounts.

How Eco-tech Can Help Us Tackle Global Carbon Emissions

Earth 911

In recent years, global carbon emissions have been rising despite many countries’ concerted efforts to. The post How Eco-tech Can Help Us Tackle Global Carbon Emissions appeared first on Earth911. Earth Watch EcoTech carbon emissions Climate Change CO2 eco-tech eco-tech-tackle

Mutual credit in Africa: interview with Will Ruddick of Grassroots Economics

Low Impact

I’d like to introduce Will Ruddick, who set up the Grassroots Economics Foundation in Kenya around ten years ago, that runs a very successful mutual credit network (called the Sarafu Network) there. Hello Will. Really nice to talk with you. Hi Dave.

Oxford scientists find worrying link between COVID-19 and mental health

Green Prophet

Oxford finds that 1 in 3 people feel the effects of surviving COVID-19 on the brain.

The Butterfly of Spring: Meet the Mourning Cloak

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the first butterfly you may see this spring. The post The Butterfly of Spring: Meet the Mourning Cloak appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife Insects & Pollinators Urban Conservation

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Dual flush toilets: how they work, whether they’re worth it, adapters, and how much you can save

Green Living Ideas

Dual flush toilets have been around for a while, but still aren’t standard in most building codes. That fact alone made me wonder: are they worth it? And how much money and water do they save? In this article, I’ll answer these questions based on some recent research and experience.

6 Reasons To Hire A Professional Plumber

Green Living Guy

Because you spend a significant amount of your time each day inside your home, you need to ensure that everything is in perfect shape for harmonious living. You should frequently check the condition of your home from your floorings up to your roof.

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Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Oliver Peoples of Yield10 Bioscience on PHA Bioplastics

Earth 911

Earth911 talks with Dr. Oliver Peoples, president and CEO of Yield10 Bioscience Inc., about the. The post Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Oliver Peoples of Yield10 Bioscience on PHA Bioplastics appeared first on Earth911.

Saving and investment in a mutual credit world

Low Impact

Nothing we do to try to move to a sustainable, healthy and democratic society will work as long as we have the current money system, because money has two conflicting functions. It can be used to buy and sell things, and it can be used to store, hoard, accumulate and become wealthy with.

Mental Health Benefits of Nature

Green Prophet

Take the time to smell the roses. Chances are you’ve heard this quote about spending some enjoy the simple pleasures of taking a stroll through a field, garden, or any form of nature. If you’ve ever walked through a park or forest, you can attest to some of their benefits.

Mapping Tree Inequality: Why Many People Don’t Benefit from Tree Cover

Nature Conservancy - Science

Trees provide valuable cooling services in cities, but they are not equally distributed. And the problem is worse than originally thought. The post Mapping Tree Inequality: Why Many People Don’t Benefit from Tree Cover appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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How Do Cities Manage Stormwater?

Green Living Ideas

When storms roll in, weather reports may say that four to six inches of rain fell overnight, yet city streets aren’t flooded, and homes are dry.

The Truth About Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Green Living Guy

Eco-friendly is a trending term associated with a lot of products from different industries. It resulted from global advocacy to preserve the ecosystem. Generally, eco-friendly products do the smallest possible damage to the environment.

Increasing applied pesticide toxicity threatens plants and insects

Successful Green

A group of scientists has shown that for plants and insects the applied pesticide toxicity in agriculture has substantially increased between 2004 and 2016.

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A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets: Part 3

Low Impact

Our friends at Ethical.net share what to look for in local food and drink in their guide to farmers’ market shopping, plus how else to access sustainable produce from local producers. What to look for in local food and drink.

Fatal Car Crashes are on the Rise in VA, How Do You Stay Safe?

Green Prophet

Until we have a world full of driverless, electric cars, stay safe on the road, especially in the Middle East where drifting is a sport. The Virginia State Police are urging drivers to stay vigilant and alert while driving.

Holes and Weeping Trees: What’s up with the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The sapsucker needs, well…sap. And lots of it. Here’s how it gets it. The post Holes and Weeping Trees: What’s up with the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker? appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

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Law Offices of Dr Bruce. G Fagel & Associates – What Skills You Need to be an Attorney

Eco Friendly Daily

Following on from what we have been doing these last few weeks today we are going to discuss what skills you need to be an attorney. There are many young people who grow up with a real sense of justice and many would love nothing more than to study law.

Fighting Climate Change: How We Can Have a Positive Impact

Green Living Guy

When thinking about the shrinking rainforest, ice caps, and warming temperatures, you might wonder what you can do to reverse climate change. The truth is there are a lot of theories on how to stop and reverse global warming, but there is no one answer to the problem.

How much carbon does the ocean absorb over time?

Successful Green

Climate projections could be off by five years, MIT researchers find, an error bar that might be critical to staying within 1.5 degrees of global warming. The ocean’s “biological pump” describes the many marine processes... The post How much carbon does the ocean absorb over time?

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Nests and baskets: were birds the first basketmakers?

Low Impact

Featuring weavers, dunnocks and wrens, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands reflects on nests and baskets, asking if birds were the first basketmakers. It was made and laid last spring, during the first lockdown, in a town centre shrub. barely concealed, and less than half a metre from the ground.

How digitalization can lead to a greener planet

Green Prophet

. At present, we’re dealing with major disruptions to our daily lives because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people being forced to stay at home. Digital technologies help ensure continuity during these disastrous events by enabling the transition to an age of knowledge and productivity.

Tracking a Night-Time River of Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Many birds migrate at night. Here’s how researchers track them. The post Tracking a Night-Time River of Birds appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science Migrations

What Skills You Need to be an Attorney

Eco Friendly Daily

Following on from what we have been doing these last few weeks today we are going to discuss what skills you need to be an attorney. There are many young people who grow up with a real sense of justice and many would love nothing more than to study law.

5 Steps to Building and Designing a Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Home

Green Living Guy

Are you thinking of building a home? Then why not build one that saves you on your energy bill and is less harmful to the planet. Step 1: Choose the Right Size, Orientation, and Layout Size Given a choice between a big and small house, which will you choose?

New technology identifies sources of ocean plastic

Successful Green

Worldwide, eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year, despite greater awareness of recycling and the use of disposable plastic.

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Sustainable funerals: Part 1 – with Ethical.net

Low Impact

With green funeral options on the rise, our friends at Ethical.net explore what to consider when it comes to sustainable funerals, focusing on more sustainable cremation options in this first instalment. None of us like to think about what will happen after we or our loved ones die.

Boxed Water, the natural step to weaning ourselves from plastic bottles

Green Prophet

If you have ever spent Spring Break at a beach in Panama City you would be shocked. Get up at the crack of dawn and you find plastic cups and bottles as far as the eye can see littering the beach.

Stayin’ Alive at the Seabird Disco

Nature Conservancy - Science

Seabird discos - complete with fake birds, mirrors, and a sound system - help restore breeding bird populations in the Caribbean. The post Stayin’ Alive at the Seabird Disco appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding From the Field Nature Tech

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