This is the time of year when just about everything grows. That includes poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and other undesirable plants. Poison ivy is particularly annoying and difficult to remove from your property.
People are concerned about our impacts on the environment as pollution is getting worse, climate change is accelerating, and some ecosystems have disappeared. Even small energy improvement efforts by individuals add up.
A survey analyzing bug splat on U.K. motorists' license plates found that the nation's flying insect population has declined by nearly 60% over the past 17 years, indicating a "terrifying" loss of biodiversity.
As temperatures rise around the world, frozen glaciers in the poles are melting at unprecedented rates, inundating the world’s oceans with more water. The result has been some sea level rise but watch out as more is still to come.
The idea behind the rights of nature approach extrapolates on the Western legal system’s insistence that a corporation is considered a person. If that’s legally true, then why not grant legal personhood to a watershed or a forest?
Switzerland-based Energy Vault is one of the companies developing prototype gravity energy storage solutions that could someday replace batteries as a way to hold onto energy and dole it out as needed.
Microplastics pose a monumental risk to the ecosystems and wildlife that form the foundation of our ability to live on this planet. There are very real risks to not addressing the concern.
Research shows that tropical forests recover surprisingly quickly. They regrow on abandoned lands and recover features such as soil health and ecosystem functions, in as little as 10 to 20 years.
Most people are unaware of the dangers lurking in their backyard. A few quick steps can insure a healthy more natural way to help hummingbirds survive while giving you a wonderful opportunity to watch these aerial magicians up close.
From the plants on their plates that nourish them, to the teas in their cups, humans have relied on plant medicine as the key to a healthy life. For some families, wellness tools are easily passed down through the generations. For others, modern challenges have made it almost impossible.
Hands-down, the dishwasher is the way to go, not only from the standpoint of water waste and energy use but also to preserve your own sanity. Who needs to be scrubbing, rinsing and drying dishes all day when an efficient machine can do the work?
PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Are Widespread And Threaten Human Health – Here’s A Strategy For Protecting The Public
PFAS are often called “forever chemicals” because they don’t fully degrade. They move easily through air and water, can quickly travel long distances and accumulate in sediment, soil and plants. They have also been found in dust and food, including eggs, meat, milk, fish, fruits and vegetables.
If you want to make a change towards living more sustainably but aren’t sure where to start, check out these small steps you can take to start you on your zero-waste journey. Change takes time, but before you know it, you’ll be living a zero-waste lifestyle that has a huge ripple effect.
One of the issues we have with an abundance of food is that this has led to excessive food waste. It is estimated that one-third of the food produced in the world is discarded which roughly equates to about 1.3 billion tons of food that fills the world’s landfills each year
Do you want to build a more resilient, sustainable food system free from corporate ownership while protecting your local ecosystem? Then join the global movement to save and share seeds. Being a seed saver and sharer is an investment in future generations.
Since many people shop for the experience and enjoy the feeling of buying clothes more than the clothing article itself, slow fashion emphasizes choosing high-quality pieces made with sustainable materials.