2021

The SIGNAL FOR HELP

Green (Living) Review

The anti-violence gesture to recognize and help victims of abuse by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Thumb of the hand folded, four fingers up and then closed to a fist: an anti-violence gesture we all need to learn to recognize, because through silent and universal language you can ask for help against domestic abuse.

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Stand-up economist: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman:  This is the fifth such review I’ve been involved in and it is almost certainly the last review I’ll be doing, for the simple reason that the vast majority of textbooks now have excellent content on climate change! (If

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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.

8 Ways Your Family Can Be More Eco-Friendly

Green Living Guy

As headlines about extreme weather and climate change continue to dominate the news, many of us are taking a closer look at our family’s daily habits.

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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Food For Life Partners With Milk Token To Help The Hungry Through Crypto Donations

Green Prophet

The partnership between Food for Life Global and the Milk and Butter Tokens has proven to be one of the biggest charitable crypto projects, where 5% of every Butter token transaction directly goes into a charity wallet to then be distributed to charities voted on by holders.

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Strange and Surprising Facts about Opossums

Cool Green Science

Death fainting! Walking embryos! And other weird facts about the underrated Virginia opossum. The post Strange and Surprising Facts about Opossums appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Latest Science Wildlife Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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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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5 Simple Tasks You Can Try TODAY For Greener Living

Green Living Ideas

Changing our routine habits is incredibly challenging. We all know that there are steps that we could take each and every day to ensure our footprint on the environment is lighter and to live more sustainably.

Why Is Genetic Diversity Important for Survival?

Greentumble

It is often said that the only constant in life is change. And it is true: our world is continually changing. The disturbance of a habitat by a storm, the illness of a community by a virus, the loss of a species of trees by a blight. These are regular events that life adapts to.

The solution for the great bicycle shortage – buy vintage

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Long live old bicycles Bikes are an incredible way to commute, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. If you're in the market for a new two-wheeled rig, try the used bike market!

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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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First Global Estimate of Importance of Pollinators for Seed Production in Plants

Environmental News Network

About 175 000 plant species – half of all flowering plants – mostly or completely rely on animal pollinators to make seeds and so to reproduce. First Global Estimate of Importance of Pollinators for Seed Production in Plants

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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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.

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.

Buffered by Bears: Why Foxes Hang Out Near A Top Predator

Cool Green Science

A new study suggests gray foxes use bears as a coyote buffer. The post Buffered by Bears: Why Foxes Hang Out Near A Top Predator appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife Conservation Science Weird Nature

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20 Staggering E-Waste Facts in 2021

Earth 911

It feels as if electronics were made to be thrown out every year, right? The post 20 Staggering E-Waste Facts in 2021 appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech e-waste e-waste-facts

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Take Down Your Feeders: Salmonella is Killing Songbirds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bird feeding is spreading salmonella. Here’s how you can help. The post Take Down Your Feeders: Salmonella is Killing Songbirds appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Birds Disease & Parasites Urban Conservation

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7 Nutrients You Can Only Get From Plant-Based Foods

Green Living Ideas

Many supporters of a diet including animal products insist that a plant-based diet is insufficient for the full functioning of the body. It’s said that some elements cannot be obtained from plants alone. However, there are many nutrients that we can only get from plant-based foods.

Yet another rewilding project confirmed in Scotland

A Greener Life

The Affric Highlands. Photo credit: Grant Willoughby. By Anders Lorenzen. In recent years the process of rewilding has emerged as not only a key climate change strategy but also one that will protect and enhance biodiversity.

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?

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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Understanding Past Climate Change 'Tipping Points' Can Help Us Prepare for the Future

Environmental News Network

Of all the creatures on Earth, humans manipulate their environments the most. But, how far can we push it before something drastic happens? Understanding Past Climate Change 'Tipping Points' Can Help Us Prepare for the Future

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.

How to Digitally Transform Your Business

Green Prophet

Wind turbines that look like trees…maybe you’ve built an eco-business on solar panels. But you still can’t be left in the digital dust. Read on. Today, we probably hear the word ‘digital’ at least once a day.

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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Earth911 Podcast: Ideanomics Is Building a Renewable Energy-based Transportation Infrastructure

Earth 911

Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Ideanomics CEO Alf Poor about the evolution of transportation. The post Earth911 Podcast: Ideanomics Is Building a Renewable Energy-based Transportation Infrastructure appeared first on Earth911.

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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10 Ways to Save Water At Home

Green Living Ideas

Water is an essential resource. While seemingly abundant, water needs to be conserved, as it is also a finite resource. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family wastes around 180 gallons of water a week.

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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

Make recycling worth it

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I do mean that literally in making it worth for people to actually collect recyclables as once was the case. Nowadays the recyclables go to the municipalities who then, in turn, sell them on.

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.

Extreme Events: Ecosystems Offer Cost Effective Protection

Environmental News Network

Ecosystems can buffer impacts from hazard events and provide other benefits such as clean water, biodiversity and human well-being. Extreme Events: Ecosystems Offer Cost Effective Protection

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.

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.