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AT 5,000 YEARS OLD, ANCIENT CYPRESS IN CHILE MAY BE WORLD'S OLDEST TREE
( life / environment / trees )

In 1993, a cypress tree stump in Chile was confirmed by tree-ring-counting as 3,622 years old, showing the capacity of these slow-growing relatives of sequoia to endure through centuries. However, another scientist recentl... read more

U.S. WIND ENERGY COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY FOR KILLING AT LEAST 150 EAGLES; ORDERED TO PAY $8M IN FINES
( education / environment / energy )

Serves them right. There's a new kind of "windmill" that has no blades, and therefore kills no birds. See a new kind of windmill.... read more

WIND ENERGY COMPANY FINED $8 MILLION AFTER TURBINES KILL AT LEAST 150 EAGLES
( education / environment / energy )

All windmills/turbines with blades, no matter what they're made of, need to be replaced by one of these: a new kind of windmill.&... read more

ALDO LEOPOLD QUOTE
( culture / quotes / environment )

We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. -- Aldo Leopold... read more

LET'S TALK ABOUT GLOBAL COOLING
( education / science / environment / weather )

As Al Gore said (in Democrat reverse speak). With serious indications of global cooling, it is time to have another mini-ice age conversation with David DuByne of Adapt 2030. David and I go through some of the recent weat... read more

RADIOACTIVITY AROUND CHERNOBYL REDUCED BY 47% USING ONLY PROCESSES OF EARTH
( life / health / environment )

Wow, this is great! Next stop Fukishima? As they committed to doing last April, on the occasion of the 35th commemoration of the Chernobyl accident, the Swiss-based company Exlterra has reported spectacular results af... read more

HOW TO ATTRACT GROUND NESTING BEES
( life / health / environment / wildlife )

A bee is a bee right? Wrong. There are actually many different types of bee, from the fluffy bumblebee which lives as part of a large colony, to the solitary bee. While the honey bee lives in a hive, the carpenter... read more

BEES HAVE A NEW, LIFESAVING VACCINE TO MAKE THEM IMMUNE TO PESTI-SIDE EFFECTS
( life / health / environment / wildlife )

There’s been a lot of talk about vaccines these days, but not for bees. But a Cornell student has figured that since our most important pollinators are regularly exposed to lethal pesticides, there ought to be... read more

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT ORDERS EPA TO BAN ALL FOOD USES OF TOXIC PESTICIDE CHLORPYRIFOS
( life / health / environment )

By Julia Conley The environmental law organization Earthjustice celebrated a huge victory for farmworkers and children on Thursday after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban a... read more

IT'S WORKING! VIDEO SHOWS DEER, BEARS AND MORE USING UTAH'S FIRST WILDLIFE OVERPASS
( life / health / environment / wildlife )

’It’s working!’ wrote DWR on social media, adding, ’As you... read more

CONSERVATION: AT LEAST 28 BIRD AND MAMMAL SPECIES HAVE BEEN SAVED FROM EXTINCTION SINCE 1993
( life / health / environment )

Researchers from the UK analysed some of the world’s most threatened species and predicted how many would have gone extinct were it not for conservation... ... read more

FORESTRY TECHNIQUE TO AVOID CUTTING DOWN TREES
( life / health / environment / trees )

Japan’s Ancient Forestry Technique Produces High-Grade Lumber With No Need to Chop Down Trees. The daisugi technique, like bonsai, is a forestry technique that involves heavily pruning the mother tree which a... read more

SMALL TREES COULD FORM THE BASIS OF MORE DROUGHT-RESISTANT RAINFORESTS
( life / health / environment / trees )

UK scientists found that small trees in a water-deprived area of the rainforest showed increased capacity for photosynthesis and leaf... ... read more

THE 'URBAN FORESTS' OF NY REVEALED: NEW STUDY FINDS THE CITY HAS FIVE MILLION TREES
( life / health / environment / trees )

Most visitors think of New York’s Parks as the only place to find trees. However, a new study found New York City has over 5 million ’forested natural areas’ along with 666,000 street... Read th... read more

TELLING OUR TREE STORIES
( life / health / environment / trees )

In turbulent times, being in nature among the trees can offer a vital sense of calm, solace, and inspiration. Here, we share the stories of people who’ve devoted their professional lives to eco-advocacy. And t... read more

RAW VIDEO OF NASHVILLE TORNADO AFTERMATH (2 MINS)
( life / environment / weather / tornadoes )

See tornado video (156mb). It was taken March 11, the week after the tornado, on Eastgate Blvd. in Mt. Juliet where they have that big auto auction site you c... read more

A SIMPLE RECIPE FOR A HOMEMADE NON-TOXIC FABRIC SOFTENER
( life / health / environment )

Fabric softener sheets are one of the most unnecessary dangerous chemicals that you may be using in your home, and it’s important that you stop right... ...we have been gravely misinformed and maybe we hav... read more

MINI ICE AGE COMING
( life / health / environment )

Weather warning: Earth could be hit by MINI ICE-AGE as Sun ’hibernates’ - expert claims. CLARIFICATION: This article was amended on February 13, 2020. The article previously only included quotes from... read more

WANT TO HELP BEES? LEAVE THE DANDELIONS ALONE THIS SPRING
( life / health / environment / home-garden )

The British Ecological Society is encouraging people to mow around dandelions, buttercups, and other flowering weeds to help pollinators.... ... read more

BEES ABSOLUTELY LOVE CANNABIS, AND IT COULD HELP RESTORE THEIR POPULATIONS
( life / health / environment )

New research out of Cornell University that’s been published in Environmental Entomology, shows that humans aren’t the only fans of cannabis... here at ... read more

TIME FOR TREES
( life / health / environment / trees )

Time for Trees. Another worthy cause. Humankind is All organic lifeforms are facing a crisis: our ability to survive and thrive is at risk. Air and... read more

ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES AND BEES TO YOUR GARDEN BY REDUCING WI-FI
( life / health / environment / home-garden )

Attract butterflies and bees to your garden, reduce wi-fi. ... read more

HOW WILDLIFE BRIDGES OVER HIGHWAYS MAKE ANIMALS -- AND PEOPLE -- SAFER
( life / health / environment / wildlife )

I love this! Bridges for bears and tunnels for tortoises have significantly reduced the number of wildlife-car collisions worldwide. ... read more

5G COMING TO OHIO AND TENNESSEE
( life / health / environment )

And that’s not a good thing. See also ... read more

ACTUAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
( life / health / environment )

Here are some actual environmental issues that we should be addressing instead of climate cha... read more

TORNADOES ACROSS TENNESSEE
( life / environment / weather / tornadoes )

Had to park under an overpass this morning to avoid tornadoes. No problems for me but one did touch down right near work. Someone said it hit Macy’s (just across the Interstate).... read more

LEAVE THE TREES, PLEASE
( life / health / environment / trees )

Another reason for short-sighted land developers to leave as many trees as possible when destroying/preparing the site for the next new neighborhood. See ... read more

ADJUSTED TO WINTER
( life / health / environment / weather )

You know you’ve adjusted to winter when you walk outside to 45F degrees and think It’s not bad out here!... read more

YOU KNOW YOU'RE LAZY WHEN...
( life / health / environment / weather )

You know you’re lazy when you check weather instead of getting up and going outside to see what the weather is doing! I (eventually) went outside.... read more

MILLION POLLINATOR GARDEN CHALLENGE
( life / health / environment / home-garden )

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at a critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, t... read more

BEE-FRIENDLY PLANTS? THINK AGAIN.
( life / health / environment / plants )

Good info. I wonder if Ace Hardware stores are any better? Probably need to buy my plants from the farmer’s market. ... read more

COLD DAY IN NOVEMBER
( life / health / environment / weather )

It was cold today in Nashville! The high for the day was only about 45. I guess that’ll feel warm if we get that in January, but still.... It’s supposed to get down to the mid-20s tonight. I know, I know. You all i... read more

MORE EVIDENCE POINTS TO PESTICIDE AS CAUSE OF MASS BEE DEATHS
( life / health / environment )

So, literally, for the sake of human survival, please stop using at least this one pesticide by Bayer! A new study published in Naturwissenschaften - The Sci... read more

LINK BETWEEN EARTHQUAKES AND HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
( education / civics / politics / environment )

... injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes ... ... read more

WAYS TO SAVE WATER
( life / health / environment / water )

Great site: Ways to save water Graywater is the water that goes down the drains from your ... read more

COOL SOLUTION TO CLEAN UP OIL DISASTER
( life / health / environment )

Don’t know if they used any of this on the BP oil disaster last year, but good to know for future events. . Bring2Help2 VIDEO.... read more

WINTER HAS ARRIVED
( life / health / environment / weather )

It’s been snowing all day, at least an inch and a half accumulation. Earlier, I put some de-icer on the driveway in preparation for tomorrow morning. Before that, I had to walk the dogs in the snow. You know, pugs don’t lik... read more

FALL IS DEFINITELY HERE
( life / health / environment / blog )

It was actually cold all day today, but that didn’t stop me and Elizabeth, then the pugs, from spending half of our day outside! First, we went exploring the new neighborhood being built nearby. I don’t know why they’re... read more

ENVIRONMENT PAGE
( life / health / environment )

New technique to produce hydrogen fuel from water Old footage from BP relief well oil blow-ou... read more

STOP BUYING PAPER TOWELS
( life / health / environment )

Save the rain forests and add a little style back to your dinner table. Use dinner napkins. You know, actual cloth napkins. Remember those? Your mother used to use them. Maybe your grandmother. Anyway, stop buying paper towels! It ... read more

HAPPY SPRING
( life / health / environment / weather )

I am sooooo glad winter is over ... here in Nashville, anyway. I’m also glad we’re not getting any flooding like North Dakota. Now, I need to make up for last ye... read more

AMNESTY DAY AT THE DUMP
( life / health / environment )

That sounds weird, but I just returned from the dump/recycling center, in my case the one on Omohundro Drive. I dropped off the old dishwasher along with my usual recycling and household trash. Anyway, the woman there told me t... read more


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