August, 2021

We cannot just consume our way into a more sustainable world

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Let's talk about consumption (for starters). The modern world we live in demands, due to its capitalist ways, that we consume on a huge scale, whether that be products, clothes, stuff – but where does it end?

Climate Change Producing More “Fire Weather” as Far East as Oklahoma

Environmental News Network

Climate change is setting the stage for wildfires beyond California and Oregon, fueling hotter, drier conditions in places such as Oklahoma and Nebraska not historically prone to large wildfires, according to a new analysis from Climate Central.

Reducing the Amount of Waste Your Business Produces

Green Living Guy

In this day and age, it is becoming increasingly important to protect our planet by going green and making sustainable choices – not just at home but also in the office.

We Ran the Rent Numbers on Portland’s 7 Newly Legal Home Options

Sightline Daily

After a seven-year campaign, Portland on Sunday formally lifted a series of 97-year-old bans on seven different types of homes.

Algae against IBD

Green Prophet

The Dutch use algae in design. IBD for inflammatory bowel disease can cripple, even kill a child or grown up. Treatments and operations are limited but researchers and a commercial group are now funded with about $9 million to investigate the promise of algae as a treatment.

50 Fish, 50 States: Freaks in the Hot Springs

Cool Green Science

When the water is not too hot, not too cold, expect fishy weirdness. Exhibit A: Matt Miller catches giraffe cichilds, native to Africa, in the desert. In Utah. The post 50 Fish, 50 States: Freaks in the Hot Springs appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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5 Sustainable Ways to Maintain A Germ-Free Home

EcoFriend

Change begins at home. Perhaps you’d also want to start practicing eco-friendly ways in your household,but you’re confused about how to keep your home germ-free while still being sustainable and… The post 5 Sustainable Ways to Maintain A Germ-Free Home appeared first on Ecofriend.

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How To Lower Your Home’s Power Bill

Green Living Guy

Electricity is an important utility, to say the least. It is arguably the bedrock of modern civilization, and it is necessary for a vast percentage of modern luxuries.

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Automatic Voter Registration Continues to Kick Ass in Oregon

Sightline Daily

Oregon’s first-in-the-nation automatic voter registration (AVR) system continues to modernize the state’s elections system and lead the way for other states.

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We need larger buffer zones around protected marine areas, finds new study.

Green Prophet

Even protected oceans and seas are severely affected by “edge effect” A new study by Tel Aviv University reveals significant ecological damage to many marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world.

The Disturbingly Long Tapeworms of Alaskan Bears

Cool Green Science

Last week, I posted a blog on the growing popularity of trail cameras and included a number of photos and videos of cool wildlife. I have received a number of comments and questions about one video in particular.

7 Surprising Facts About Solar Panels

EcoFriend

Switching to solar power is getting more popular each day since it can significantly reduce electricity bills while also helping to save the environment. Fortunately, acquiring solar panels for home… The post 7 Surprising Facts About Solar Panels appeared first on Ecofriend.

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Crop Farmers Face New Disease Pressures as Climate Changes

Environmental News Network

Climate change will increase the burden of crop diseases in some parts of the world and reduce it in others, new research suggests. Crop Farmers Face New Disease Pressures as Climate Changes

How Businesses Cut Energy and Fuel Usage

Green Living Guy

In less than a decade, the typical small business startup has changed a lot. Modern companies tend to have fewer workers, take up less office space (if any) and use less energy. The human imagination continued to come up with ways to get by with less fuel and energy.

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Will Vancouver Grow as Fast as Its Suburbs?

Sightline Daily

Vancouver is perceived throughout North America as a vanguard in refocusing growth in the urban core.

Watch out for Frankenchickens says watchdog group

Green Prophet

KFC, Nando’s, Greggs, Marks and Spencer and Waitrose are among the 250+ companies in the UK and EU to have committed against Frankenchickens, but supermarkets including Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Lidl are refusing.

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The End of Trash Fish

Cool Green Science

It’s time to put the idea of “trash fish” where it belongs—in the trash. The post The End of Trash Fish appeared first on Cool Green Science. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Fish Fisheries

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Why Bamboo Paper Reigns Supreme: 5 Reasons You Should Know

EcoFriend

Bamboo produced products have been stealing the show in the last few years. With the awareness of pollution levels climbing and a state of emergency being called for our earth… The post Why Bamboo Paper Reigns Supreme: 5 Reasons You Should Know appeared first on Ecofriend.

New Report: State of the Science on Western Wildfires, Forests and Climate Change

Environmental News Network

Exceptionally hot and dry weather this summer has fueled dozens of wildfires across the western U.S., spewing smoke across the country and threatening to register yet another record-breaking year. . New Report: State of the Science on Western Wildfires, Forests and Climate Change

6 Eco-friendly Things That You Didn’t Know About

Green Living Guy

The twenty-first century or the modern age has blessed its people with many boons. Today, you live in an age where you can make miracles just by sitting at home. Thanks to technology and innovation to provide humans with such advantages. But, with the boons come the bays.

How to Tear Down the Invisible Walls in Your City’s Zoning Code

Sightline Daily

This is a sidebar to Sightline’s history of the passage of Portland’s residential infill project.

Ancient farmstead with winepress and chandelier found in the Holy Land

Green Prophet

An antiquities excavation in the Holy Land near Tel Aviv has yielded evidence of ancient farms. Along with the likelihood that the people in the area north of Tel Aviv practiced regenerative organic agriculture , the people back then were farmers with culture! .

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This Catfish Doesn’t Just Move on Land, It Reffles

Cool Green Science

This catfish doesn't just walk. It reffles. New research on the terrestrial movements of an invasive catfish. The post This Catfish Doesn’t Just Move on Land, It Reffles appeared first on Cool Green Science. Fish & Fisheries Conservation Science Fish Invasive Species Weird Nature

IKEA becomes a household renewable energy seller

A Greener Life

Photo credit: IKEA. By Anders Lorenzen. IKEA, the popular Swedish furniture giant, are no stranger to pushing sustainability in their business models. And now in their latest green move, they’re branching out into energy as they’re to sell renewable energy to households, starting at home in Sweden.

The Waste Product Which Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

Environmental News Network

A product made from urban, agriculture and forestry waste has the added benefit of reducing the carbon footprint of modern farming, an international review involving UNSW has found. The Waste Product Which Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

Comparing Solar Panels with Solar Shingles

Green Living Guy

An increase in residential eco-consciousness significantly enhanced solar sales last year. Homeowners are decreasing their reliance on conventional power sources and reducing their utility costs with clean energy systems.

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The Eight Deaths of Portland’s Residential Infill Project

Sightline Daily

In 2020, Portland became the largest modern U.S. city to end so-called “single-family zoning.” ” What follows here is a history of how the Residential Infill Project could have died but didn’t. This history was developed in partnership with Lincoln Institute for Land Policy.

Forging a true Nature’s Path with regenerative agriculture: interview with Arjan Stephens of Nature’s Path

Green Prophet

What is the the difference between Regenerative Agriculture – which still allows the use of RoundUp and pesticides – and Regenerative Organic Ag? Nature’s Path Arjan Stephens explains. .

Wait. Northern Paper Wasps Recognize Each Other’s Faces?

Cool Green Science

Research shows that, for northern paper wasps, it pays to recognize your neighbor. The post Wait. Northern Paper Wasps Recognize Each Other’s Faces? appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Ideas Nature Tech Wildlife Conservation Science Insects & Pollinators Weird Nature

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The world just experienced its warmest month ever

A Greener Life

The Dixie wildfire in the US. Photo credit: Photo: Josh Edelson / AFP. By Anders Lorenzen.

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Wind Energy Accounted for 42 Percent of New U.S. Power in 2020

Environmental News Network

Wind energy accounted for the bulk of new power-generating capacity in the United States last year, according to a trio of new reports from the Department of Energy. Wind Energy Accounted for 42 Percent of New U.S. Power in 2020

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How Schools Can Practice and Promote Sustainability

Green Living Guy

Learning to live more lightly on the earth is a process that adults can often struggle with. However, many schools and preschools are setting a terrific example.

Eight Ingredients for a State-Level Zoning Reform

Sightline Daily

In 2019, Oregon passed a first-of-its-kind state law that ordered larger cities and the Portland metro area to rapidly legalize duplexes on all residential lots and fourplexes, triplexes, townhomes, and cottage clusters on more than half of lots.

Southern California’s largest orchid producer Westerlay sets sustainability standards

Green Prophet

This Cascade orchid creates a statement. Grouped or spread throughout a home or office, the waterfall look is a can’t miss and elevates any space it is in: Toine Overgaag.

Seattle Artist Spotlight: Tywen Kelly

Living Green Technology

Technology has many applications in today’s world. Computers, printers, cell phones, and more have become such an integrated part of our everyday life.

Analysis: Could the Afghan crisis derail climate action?

A Greener Life

Photo credit: IOM / Muse Mohammed. By Anders Lorenzen. The crisis in Afghanistan reached a new peak this month when the US officially withdrew its forces from the country.

Climate Change Threatens Seal Hunting by Indigenous Alaskans

Environmental News Network

Climate change has severely reduced the length of the seal hunting season in a rural Alaska village, potentially threatening a key feature of the community’s Indigenous way of life. Climate Change Threatens Seal Hunting by Indigenous Alaskans