Since COVID-19 or corona struck there has been a race in countries like the US (where people have backyards) to raise chickens. One American university says don't do it.
Farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman took Monsanto to court and lost. Mergers between companies like Dow-Dupant, Monsanto-Bayer are frightening to market transparency and democracy, and to stakeholders like farmers.
The coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout will trigger a ‘skyward surge’ in sustainable, responsible and impactful investing over the next 12 months, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. The prediction from the boss of deVere Group, which has more than $12bn under advisement, comes as Bloomberg analysis […]
It's time to isolate, gear our lives down a bit. We found the most wonderful cabin to build, and Stedsans in the Woods shared the plans with us.
Two years ago I took my family to India for a holiday. I didn’t have any expectations but I knew that something would change in me. India is the place for that people would tell me over the years, and as the birthplace of yoga it’s the ideal way for you to jump into yoga […]
With the occasional stampede, the last big one in 2015 killed more than 2000, you might just be saving your life from more than corona.
New research targeting buyers find that consumers prefer functionality over "features" of being green. Time to downplay the CSR plan?
Pope Francis endorses AI approaches to growing your food. He says it's ethical and we should do it.
While studying hosts’ photos, researchers discovered a “trustworthiness” pecking order: women are deemed more trustworthy than men, older hosts over younger ones, smiling faces over neutral expressions, attractive hosts over unattractive ones.
On Earth Day, April 22, PBS (America’s Public Broadcasting Service) will premiere a compelling new documentary, Climate Change – The Facts, presenting scientific evidence of the impact of global warming. The program also examines possible solutions to the crisis, including the latest innovations, technology and actions individuals can take to prevent further damage. The one-hour […]
When containing a massive disaster like an oil spill, small microbes play a big role. Arezoo Ardekani, a Purdue University associate professor of mechanical engineering, has published research that describes the complex hydrodynamics of microorganisms at liquid-liquid and gas-liquid interfaces, showing that microbes may flock to areas where surfactant has been applied. This is important […]
This is a seed vault in Norway. A startup from Israel just got a $10 investment to build a seed breeding tech that amplifies nature's way without genetic modification.
From the outside, Israel appears to be a heaven for medical cannabis patients. The reality is that most people need to go through hell to get a prescription.
What makes an electric car go? Sure it's the lithium battery, but graphite is key too. And we need more it. Mining local can help.
How Did Dinosaur Parents Know When Their Kids Had a Fever? Prehistoric egg shells provide clues to dinosaurs’ evolution from cold- to warm-blooded creatures.
Yes, we know. This is a site where we delve into issues facing the western east. The region that the world knows as the Middle East but which we are rebranding as something less archaic, more in tune with what the near East is about. Like the rest of the world, we look to America […]
Ethiopia has been building Africa's largest hydro-electric dam since 2011. $4 billion later and it is about to go online. It could drain Egypt's Nile so that life in Egypt as they know it (at least since the 70s) will never be the same again.
As the effects of climate change become more evident, and more awareness to it is felt, more than half of U.S. adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing society today, yet 4 in 10 have not made any changes in their behavior to reduce their contribution to climate change, according to […]
The global climate crisis, mainly generated by the biggest fossil fuel corporations in the world, is seriously aggravating the already extensive and heavy set of human rights violations caused by this same industry, warns a report released this Friday, February 7th, by 350.org. The whole report can be found here (links to PDF) and offers […]
You got to love New Yorkers. They are real, and they are often serious. And they like to walk the walk. So New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate now that their elected mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that he will stop all new fossil fuel projects within and serving the city. Great talk, but what are locals doing really?
If you grew up in the 70s or 80s no one was talking about climate change: they were talking about nuclear war and acid rain. Acid rain made Kimberly’s hair turn green in the TV show Different Strokes; Canada’s environmental minister called it the “malaria of the biosphere” and it kept me away at night […]
A startup from Israel is making a business creating raw materials for the dairy industry, well, we mean, the alternative dairy industry but the one that wants to mimic products that come from cows and animals.
So a plague of biblical proportions or worse has started in East Africa and it's moving rapidly toward the Middle East and affecting parts of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Food forests for the short term and mitigating climate change for the long-haul is the only way to stop this kind of devastation that will most likely lead to more conflict.
Mushrooms are vulnerable to climate change, but it seems that fungi are working to store more carbon than usual as our planet heats up.
How do lazy people and companies declare carbon neutrality? By carrying on in their old ways and by buying carbon credits. This university started in 2009 and they did not take the short-cut. This is how you lead the next generation forward.