Preserving the British Summertime

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ball® brand Fresh Preserving Products Launch in the UK Iconic Ball® brand fresh preserving products are now available to UK consumers, helping to make preserving jams, pickles, sauces and more at home safer and easier than ever before. Included in the range is the Ball Home Preserving Starter Kit (£19.99), a revolutionary all-in-one preserving solution for experienced and new preservers alike.

50 Fish, 50 States: Silver Creek Preserve

Nature Conservancy - Science

The legendarily difficult trout stream is not always so difficult. Fish & Fisheries 50 Fish 50 States Fish


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Mountain Lion at Phantom Canyon Preserve

Nature Conservancy - Science

A mountain lion makes an appearance at Phantom Canyon Preserve in Colorado. From the Field Wildlife Mammal Watching Traveling Naturalist

Preserving Mint for Food & Medicine

Green (Living) Review

Thankfully, preserving mint for food & medicine is easy to do in a multitude of ways. In some cases, the lines are blurred between food and medicine but with mint that just makes it easier to use in its many preserved forms. To harvest a multitude at once for fresh or preserving, simply cut the stems, 1 inch above the ground. Dehydrating Mint Having dried mint on hand is the easiest and most common way to preserve it for both food and medicine.

6 Simple Food Preservation Methods

Green (Living) Review

One of the best ways to eat a local, seasonal diet year-round is to preserve some foods during their most abundant time (just look at what’s piled up at the farmer’s market). We humans have preserved food for the lean months for eons as a matter of necessity, and thus we’ve invented a wide array of time-tested ways to keep food around longer, many of them very basic. Here are our top six simple ways to preserve food for winter. food preserving green living green living tips

Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 1

Low Impact

We learn about the what and why of traditional food preservation methods with, beginning with the humble larder and root cellar. But this isn’t just about the perfect seasonal recipes – it’s also about preserving the harvest to enjoy later in the year.

Preserving Herbs for Best Flavor

Green (Living) Review

What’s the best way to preserve culinary herbs? Preserving basil is the exception: It dries well, but its flavor is brighter if frozen. It’s best to dry herbs that have pronounced flavors and tough or needle-like leaves — such as rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, lavender, mint and bay. Freeze herbs with more subtle flavors and tender leaves — such as parsley, cilantro and chervil.

Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 3

Low Impact

We share a season-by-season exploration of food preservation methods, in a last instalment from our friends at Ball Preserving UK. I’d also like to share my own seasonal food preservation tips: Food preservation in Spring. Food preservation in Summer.

Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 2

Low Impact

From drying and canning to pickling, bottling and more, share a second instalment of food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce throughout the year. Jams and jellies: sugar preserves. Pickling and vinegar preserves.

Camera Trap Chronicles: Phantom Canyon Preserve

Nature Conservancy - Science

Camera traps reveal the wildlife secrets of Phantom Canyon Preserve in Colorado. From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps National Parks Protected Areas TNC Science

Preserve Parent: Raising Kids at Silver Creek

Cool Green Science

Growing up on the preserve. Nine years ago this week I moved into the house on The Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve in south-central Idaho. I was single then but I got married here, right on the preserve. Living on the preserve—or anywhere where nature is close by– as a parent is just a lot easier as far as I can tell. . Yes, living on a preserve also means they are a bit sheltered. Not everyone can live on a nature preserve.

The preservation and restoration of Quebec's Grand Thtre


The Grand Théâtre de Québec is the winner of four different awards that honor green building, architecture and excellence in design. It only takes one look at the stunning building to see why it's the target of such acclaim

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer


People think of the ozone layer as a past-tense environmental … The post International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer appeared first on Earth 911. More: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

Schaefer Prairie Preserve Citizen Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

What is Schaefer Prairie Preserve Citizen Science Project? . If you live in Minnesota, then you will love the Schaefer Prairie Preserve Citizen Science Project. Through the project, citizen scientists collect data about the changes in Schaefer Prairie Preserve plants as they change with the seasons from March-October. Preserve volunteer David Astin began the project in 2010 and their first report was for 2011-2012. Morning dew on asters (Aster) at Schaefer Prairie.

Preserving and canning made easy thanks to Ball

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The well-known US company Ball, with its iconic preserving/canning jars, has now also, finally some would say, arrived in the UK. So, why do I say “preserving and canning made easy thanks to Ball” or maybe simple would have been even better still? Some people seem to believe that in order to successfully preserve their garden's harvest by canning they have to have all the equipment and ideally a pressure canner even.

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Bush Preserving Environment?

Green Earth Journey

Under the American Antiquities Act of 1906, a president does not need congressional approval to preserve public land or water for conservation as a National Monument. From New Scientist ONE of the George W. Bush's final acts as US president could be to create the largest marine conservation area in the world. White House officials say that Bush is considering a proposal to turn up to 2.3

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4 Easy Ways to Preserve Herbs

Green (Living) Review

Farmers’ markets and gardens are bursting with tasty fresh herbs this time of the year, so it is a perfect time not only to enjoy them fresh but also to try preserving them for use later—especially the frost-tender ones, such as basil and pineapple sage, which will be gone with the first nip of frost. Preserving fresh organic herbs is a great way to add flavor to your food, plus by not purchasing pesticide-grown plants you support a healthy environment at the same time!

Preserve your brain, live in a walkable neighborhood

Green (Living) Review

The latest news is that they help to preserve your brain. Walkable neighborhoods are great on many levels. I''ve lived in 9 neighborhoods in the past 9 years. Several of those have been very walkable neighborhoods, but some more than others of course. I''ve realized in my current one, one of the most walkable yet, that a nice, walkable neighborhood is a tremendous value that cannot be quantified by calculating the transportation and time savings.

Secrets of Green Cultures Part IV: Food Preservation

Green Home Blog

What was truly unique was the ability specific peoples had of preserving their food without the comfort of electricity. Various tribes realized that they could store and preserve food rather than hunt and move on to the next food abundant area. Today, personal food dehydration is being embraced much more as a green means to saving electricity as well as foregoing the many preservatives added to store-bought dried foods. Geographical Preservation.


Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to a survey Over 90% of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) members believe that developing countries should be compensated by the international community for preserving their forests. This online survey by the Institution asked ‘Should developing countries be compensated by the international community for preserving their forests?’

Your guide to preserving, storing and canning food


So whether you’re looking for ways to preserve what you already have in the house or are setting goals to be better about reducing food waste in the future, we’ve got some pointers regarding the proper way to save everything from milk to peaches so you can enjoy them down the road.

Architects restore Victorian home and preserve 1950s trees on-site


This project, designed by Boston-based firm Hacin and Associates (H+A), included the renovation of an old Victorian home and prioritized the preservation of two large trees originally planted in the 1950s. Original post: Architects restore Victorian home and preserve 1950s trees on-site.

Shocking new way to preserve dairy, without a fridge

Green Prophet

There is virtually no way to preserve it using refrigeration and boiling, or pasteurization, because it is too costly. “We are on a constant hunt for new, low-cost, chemical-free technologies for milk preservation, especially for small farmers in low-income countries,” says Golberg. billion people without adequate access to electricity, refrigeration is simply not a possibility and boiling does not preserve milk’s freshness over time.”

The preservation and restoration of Quebec’s Grand Thtre


They wanted to preserve but update the existing building. The rest is here: The preservation and restoration of Quebec’s Grand Thtre. The Grand Théâtre de Québec is the winner of four different awards that honor green building, architecture and excellence in design. It only takes one look at the stunning theater to see why it’s the target of such acclaim.

Seed preservation is vital for a sustainable food system


”With a background in social work, Hare-RedCorn was brought on to the Pawnee Seed Preservation Project in 2012 as a seed-keeper, to carry the conversation forward with youth and families. Read the original here: Seed preservation is vital for a sustainable food system. Business Eco Green activity-depends- carbon removal companies-have made-commitments pawnee preservation risk & resilience yankton“Our seeds are more than just food for us.

Snow Rollers: “Spontaneous Snowballs” at Silver Creek Preserve

Nature Conservancy - Science

In this case, the fields were located in and around The Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve in south-central Idaho. Sunny Healey, the preserve’s manager, recently headed out from her office to change equipment at an erosion project. I thought they were trumpeter swans, which are regularly seen on the preserve during the winter,” Healey says. “As Healey, who lives on the preserve, had never seen them but says ranchers say they happen every 20 years or so.

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Beirut art project pushes for preservation of public space

Green Prophet

Beirut art collective Dictaphone Group is combining activism with show-biz in a fight to preserve Lebanon’s public spaces. Their series of interactive performance pieces is inciting hipsters and historians to join up in protest of Beirut’s unbridled development plans. Tension is never far below the surface of the capital’s staunchly secular social scene.

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To Preserve the Earth, Rethink Our Relationship with Nature

Cool Green Science

Despite the ominous facts and figures, this is a story about opportunity — to be smarter about farming and ranching practices; where and how to set up mining, oil, gas and renewable energy activities; and preserving the services of crucial natural infrastructure as a central part of expanding urban spaces. This is a big year for the planet. Just look at the United Nations’ calendar. Just last week, the global community saw the launch of the U.N.’s

Puerto Rico Preserve Canceled

Eco Friendly Daily

Across the globe it is important to establish nature preserves to help ensure the survival of endangered species and fragile lands. Each new preserve is seen as a big win by environmentalists, as it is often difficult to navigate the politics involved in the creation. In 2007, a preserve was ordered to be created in northeastern Puerto Rico. The preserve would have been approximately 3,240 acres, called the Northeast Ecological Corridor.

Preserving Olives the Green Prophet Way

Green Prophet

The autumn olive harvest is still in full swing, and those of you who are now enjoying picking and preserving this ancient Middle Eastern fruit are surely aware that this year’s crop is much better than the poorer crop years of the past years when olive crops in both Israel and the Palestinian areas were much less. Call Me Olivias de Maurico: This Syrian olive tree is loaded with fruit, most of which will fall to the ground, unpicked.

Smart Investments Needed to Preserve Ocean Wealth

Nature Conservancy - Science

What is the ocean worth? According to several credible, peer-reviewed estimates by leading experts in ecology and economics, the oceans are worth anywhere between $24 and $60 trillion annually. Those are huge numbers, on par with some of the world’s top national economies.

Ummm, I'm not sure I have a preservation value for that particular building

Environmental Economics

[commentary added for your enjoyment--or not]. Ohio University [not to be confused with THE Ohio State University] has angered local preservationists [both of them?] by resuming plans to demolish a nearly 90-year-old building on campus. The Athens County Historical Society and Museum has been trying to persuade the university to spare what it calls a historically significant structure and find some other use for it [sounds worthwhile].

The Preservation Lamp for a wasteful world


Her Preservation Lamp is a fixture whose shade is made out of Ziploc bags. The Preservation Lamp. The Preservation Lamp. Aside from the Preservation Lamp, she has crafted other interesting products like the Zabbaleen Pencil Pouches as a product design proposal for Egypt’s Zabbaleen community who collects garbage and creates usable items for profit.

Four-legged Chicken to be Preserved

Eco Friendly Daily

“Misuse of hormones led to such abnormality,” said Abdel Kareen Abu Znaid, the pharmacist who will be preserving the chicken. Hebron museum in West Bank city of Hebron displays animals with weird physical abnormalities. They will be adding its newest exhibit this week: a four-legged chicken.

Egypt and Morocco’s Equator Prize Winners Preserves Environment through Tradition

Green Prophet

The Medicinal Plants Association in Egypt helps preserve biodiversity and is o ne of the 25 winners of the Equator Prize 2012. Fortunately it is becoming increasingly popular for multilateral development initiatives to provide incentives for traditional practices in environmental preservation and economic development rather than replacing, renewing or reforming existing practices which have been built on years of knowledge and perfected after generations of creative design.

33 Acres of Forest Preserved by Walk Light Media’s Responsible Media Program

Green (Living) Review

NYC, New York (Nov 20, 2010) – Walk Light Media, through its Responsible Media Program (RMP) has preserved 33 acres of forest on behalf of advertisers using its online ad network. The program works by preserving an equal area of forest for every banner ad delivered on the Walk Light Media (WLM) ad network at no additional cost to advertisers.

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Huge Win Over Big Coal Preserves Historic Kentucky Landmark

Sierra Club Compass

Big Coal's overreach turned into a huge win for healthy air and clean water supporters in Kentucky when a proposed permit for a coal ash pit recently went up in smoke. Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Energy had targeted a Trimble County natural cave to dispose of about one million tons of coal ash waste each year. The state Division of Solid Waste Management denied the permit, siding with grassroots organizers and volunteers that worked two years to defeat it.

The Best Way To Preserve Water? Make It More Expensive

Green Prophet

According to the latest report by the International Water Association (IWA), the price of water is an important factor when it comes to water preservation. According to a report by the International Water Association, the low price of water is the main factor preventing water conservation in rural Jordan. These days it seems that the only way to change people’s attitudes is to hit them where it hurts them most- their bank balance.

PURE faucet: Preserve every precious drop of water, precisely controlling its flow


The design elements of the faucet give it an intuitive element that constantly reminds us how important water and its preservation is. Pratima Kalra: Automatic faucets are nothing new to us, and many consider them to be the most effective means to control water wastage. But, unfortunately, they are unable to control the magnitude of water that is required for different uses i.e. no matter what your purpose is, the flow of water remains consistent and cannot be customized to use.

Notes from Silver Creek: Natural Born Scientists

Nature Conservancy - Science

A young scientist captures insects at Silver Creek Preserve. By Dayna Gross, Silver Creek preserve manager. Watching my boys grow up on The Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve in south-central Idaho –where I work as manager– I am amazed on a daily basis how much they notice. . Credit: Sara Sheehy/TNC. It was a normal Sunday for us. Mid-morning, we walked down to the creek to throw some rocks in the water and look for critters.

How To Store Fresh Vegetables For Months … Without A Refrigerator

Green (Living) Review

One of the oldest – and easiest — ways to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables through the winter months is with cold storage, also known as root cellaring. In fact, historical records indicate that the aboriginal people of Australia were using the technique of burying food in the ground to preserve it more than 40,000 years ago, and walk-in root cellars started to become popular in England in the 17 th century. food preserving Food Storage root cellar

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Big Fish: Rodent-Eating Trout

Nature Conservancy - Science

Preserve interns assist biologists in electrofishing Silver Creek. The Nature Conservancy, who owns Silver Creek Preserve, is constantly working with agencies and biologists to study aspects of Silver Creek ranging from water quality to bird populations to vegetation patterns. One night, I took a dark walk through the preserve and constantly heard the click-click-click of tiny teeth, as thousands of voles fed on grass. Vole, it’s what’s for dinner.

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Egyptian Architect for Social Justice: Hassan Fathi

Green Prophet

Architecture Cities architectural preservation architecture Sustainable ArchitectureHassan Fathy (1900-1989) was an Egyptian architect and a pioneer of sustainable architecture. His philosophy emphasized building with local materials and traditional techniques.

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