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Telling Our Tree Stories

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via Protecting our planet 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-advoca ... read more

Exciting New Data Says Renewables Accounted For Almost Three Quarters Of New Energy Capa

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Not only did renewable energy sources make up more than 70% of new global power capacity, solar and wind accounted for 90% of it. Exciting ... read more

Chemical Brothers: Monsanto & BASF Knew For Years Their Products Destroy US Farmsdocum

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US agro-chemical firm Monsanto and Germany's BASF were aware for a long time that their plan to introduce a new agricultural seed and chemical s ... read more

Raw Video Of Nashville Tornado Aftermath (2 Mins)

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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 can see from I-40. If you're quick, you might notice the ... read more

A Simple Recipe For A Homemade Non-Toxic Fabric Softener

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a.k.a. dryer sheets, but see fabric softener. "Fabric softeners are one of the most unnecessary dangerous chemicals that you may be using in your home, and it's important that you stop right... ... read more

Want To Help Bees? Leave The Dandelions Alone This Spring

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

National Weather Service Warns Of Falling Iguanas On Cold Night In Miami

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The National Weather Service on Tuesday warned people in South Florida of the possibility of falling iguanas in advance of cold weather.... read more at upi ... read more

Bees Absolutely Love Cannabis & It Could Help Restore Their Populations

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via https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/01/20/bees-absolutely-love-cannabis-it-could-help-restore-their-populations/New research out of Cornell University that's beenpublished in Environmental ... read more

Time For Trees

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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 water pollution is rampant. Weather patterns are shifting at an alarming rate. Poverty is widespread. The entire globe is ... read more

Attract Butterflies And Bees To Your Gardenreduce Wi-fi

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via attract-butterflies-and-bees-to-your-garden-by-reducing-wifi-radiation-frequencies &qu ... read more

Wildlife Bridges

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

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

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Looks like a worthwhile project. Click the link/badge below for more info ... read more

5G Coming To OH And TN

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

Actual Environmental Issues

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Here are some actual environmental issues that we should be addressing instead of "climate change" (or screaming about the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate treaty).FYI, pollution is caused ... read more

Salt Water Filter Invented

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Salt water filter invented See also, Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete? ... read more

Tornadoes

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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 Treesplease

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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 Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health "People living i ... read more

Adjusted To Winter

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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

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

Bee-friendly Plants? Think Again

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Good info. I wonder if Ace Hardware stores are any better? Probably need to buy my plants from the farmer's market. via Bee-friendly plants? Think again. ... read more

Cold Day In November

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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 in Chicago and ... read more

Patent Claims Solar Energy 'breakthrough'

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I hope this is for real. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/08-6 "In a U.S. paten ... read more

Lit Motors Builds A Car That Breaks The Rules

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via Lit Motors Builds a Car that Breaks the Rules. "Right now, electric cars are not sustainable, he says. The average electric car battery pack is four times larger than ours, with one-third the range. If ... read more

Ford's Hemp-poweredhemp-made Car

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I just thought this was interesting: youtube.com/watch?v54vDcPCQM8 And here's another article on the same subject: 10 X Stronger Than Steel In The 1940s ... read more

More Evidence Points To Pesticide As Cause Of Mass Bee Deaths

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So, literally, for the sake of human survival, please stop using at least this one pesticide by Bayer! via More Evidence Points to Pesticide as Cause of Mass Bee Deaths. "A new study publishe ... read more

Cool Solution To Clean Up Oil Disaster

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Don't know if they used any of this on the BP oil disaster last year, but good to know for future events.Cool solution to clean up oil disaster. VIDEO. ... read more

Winter Has Arrived

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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 like snow. It just really throws them off, having to go potty on something white instead of green. Lying here now, blogging an ... read more

Fall Is Definitely Here

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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 building. There's plenty of existing houses that no one wants to buy. Whatever. At least they've created lots of good dirt piles t ... read more

Environment

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New technique to produce hydrogen fuel from waterOld footage from BP relief well oil blow-out: bp.concerts.com ... read more

Stop Buying Paper Towels

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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's a waste of paper, and cloth napkins are actually cheaper in the long run, anyway. Here's another short article on ... read more

Amnesty Day At The Dump!

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I know, 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 that today (Saturday, May 15) is an unadvertised amnesty day when you can drop off ANYTHING (other than nucl ... read more

Water Problem Solution Ideas

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Email from anonymous to Nashville mayor regarding drinkable water shortage: Mayor Dean, if you announce STIFF FINES for anyone exceeding HALF OF LAST MONTH'S WATER USAGE, and SUPER STIFF FINES for anyone exceeding last month's usage, you will get better water c ... read more

Thawing Out

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Hopefully. It snowed a good 5-6 inches Friday in and around Nashville. It wasn't good snowman/snowball snow, though. Not in our neighborhood, anyway. It was too crusty because of the freezing rain that came after the snow. It made for great sledding, though, which Elizabeth and I spent several hours doing over the past few days. The pugs hate ... read more

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