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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 weather changes -- flooding, cooling, etc. -- the decline of the global food suppl... 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 after one year of decontamination on a 2.5 acre plot of land (1 hectare), located in the radioactive... ... 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 bee prefers to make its home by drilling into wooden objects. Some varieties can... 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 "vaccine"s 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 talk about a bee "vaccine". James Webb did more than talk, th ... 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 all food uses of a toxic pesticide linked to memory loss and... ... read more

Deer Steals Hunter's Gun, Flees Into Woods

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
Of course, the deer is now considered to be armed and dangerous. Be on the look-out."A hunter in the Czech Republic now called Czechia was charged by a deer that snagged his gun on its antlers and fled into the woods with the weapon..." Go to 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 can see, the 2nd year of this overpass has been successful at helping wildlife safely migrate over busy Interstate 80 and helping motorists be much safer as well.'" Go to Utah's first wildlife overpass... 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... Go to read more

Forestry Technique To Avoid Cutting Down Trees

( life / health / environment / trees )
See"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 allows narrow saplings to shoot upwards."Pictures of tree... 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..." Go to Small-trees-form-basis-drought-resistant-rainforests.html... 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... Go to ... 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 this Earth Day, they share why our forests are more important than ever and what we ca ... read more

Raw Video Of Nashville Tornado Aftermath (2 Mins)

( life / health / environment )
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 Garmin GPS screen in the first frame of the movie showing which street it's on. Tha... read more

A Simple Recipe For A Homemade Non-Toxic Fabric Softener

( life / health / environment )
I think he means 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... ...we have been gravely misinformed and maybe we have believed that there are some kind o... read more

Mini Ice Age Coming

( life / health / environment )
"EARTH could be braced for a 'mini ICE-AGE' as experts warn a solar minimum could last until the 2050s." Go to weather warning ice age... read more

Want To Help Bees? Leave The Dandelions Alone This Spring

( life / health / environment )
"The British Ecological Society is encouraging people to mow around dandelions, buttercups, and other flowering weeds to help pollinators...." ... read more

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

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
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

( life / health / environment )
Go to New research out of Cornell University that's beenpublished in Environmental Entomology, shows that humans aren't the only fans of canna...... read more

Tennessee Safari Park

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
Drove past this place a month ago on my way to New Madrid (just because). It looked interesting and is apparently getting great reviews.UPDATE: And now we've been there. We went last week (7/31/2020). It was great! You can buy feed buckets to feed the animals as you make your way through the par... 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 water pollution is rampant. Weather patterns are shifting at an alarming rate. Poverty is widespread. The entire globe is battling poor health for ... read more

Difference Between Alpacas And Llamas

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
In case you were wondering, as I was... Click the image for a larger version See also, llama vs. alpaca... read more

Attract Butterflies And Bees To Your Garden By Reducing Wi-Fi

( life / health / environment / garden )
Attract butterflies and bees to your garden, reduce wi-fi. attract-butterflies-and-bees-to-your-garden-by-reducing-wifi-radiation-frequencies"A happy garden is a wireless-free garden. Decades of research has already determined that plants and insects as well as animals and p... read more

Wildlife Bridges

( life / health / environment )
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

When Coyotes (Try To) Attack

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
Well, I had an exciting morning. Who needs coffee to wake up? It was around 5:30 when I let our pug Joey out in the backyard. I'm standing there keeping an eye out for critters (there is no fence) when, sure enough, a couple of coyotes start trotting toward us, all casual-like as if out for a stroll... read more

5G Coming To Oh And TN

( life / health / environment )
And that's not a good thing. See also Senate commerce hearing... read more

Animals Rescued From Wildfires

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
"UC Davis has been caring for dozens of animals that were displaced or injured in the California wildfires over the past two weeks." read more

Actual Environmental Issues

( life / health / environment )
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 by humans and should be stopped. Climate change is caused by the sun and Earth.... read more


( life / health / environment / blog )
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 Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health"People living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely... 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 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 / garden )
Looks like a worthwhile project. Click the link/badge below for more info... read more

Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete

( life / health / environment )
Cool! ... someday. From Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete?"Researchers with the California NanoSystems Institute recently developed a new battery-like supercapacitor, a device that stores charge, which may rival conventional energy storage technology."See also, salt wat... 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. Bee-friendly plants? Think again.... 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 in Chicago and Moscow are saying pfftt! But that's why - among other reasons - I don't ... 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! More Evidence Points to Pesticide as Cause of Mass Bee Deaths. "A new study published in Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature by a leading bee expert provides damnin... read more

Link Between Earthquakes And Hydraulic Fracturing

( education / news / politics / environment )
"... injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes ..." U.S. Government Confirms Link Between earthquakes and "fracking".... 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 washing machine, bathroom sinks and showers. When you stop to think about it, the average top-loading washing machine will use between 25 and 35 gallons of water per load. Just multiply that out by how m... 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. . 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 like snow. It just really throws them off, having to go potty on something white... 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 building. There's plenty of existing houses that no one wants to buy. Whatever. ... read more


( life / health / environment )
New technique to produce hydrogen fuel from water Old footage from BP relief well oil blow-out: bp.concerts.comEnvironmentFord's hemp-powered, hemp-made carLeave the trees, pleaseTornadoesRaw video of Nashville tornado aftermath (2 mins)Actual environmental issuesEnvironmentally responsible inkGo gr... 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's a waste of paper, and cloth napkins are actually cheaper in the lon ... read more

E Waste Computers TVs Other Electronics Collection

( life / health / environment / computers )
There will be an E-Waste (computers, TV's, other electronics) collection held Saturday May 8 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Nolensville Pike a quarter mile south of Old Hickory Blvd. from 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Other sites will be announced as soon as possible. Please visit for t... read more

Happy Spring

( life / health / environment )
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 year in my vegetable garden. Last year was a wash-out because of the late freeze warnings, combined with my back and knee problems. Speaking... 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 that today (Saturday, May 15) is an unadvertised amnesty day when you c... read more

California's Energy Crisis

( life / health / environment / politics )
From: Steve Subject: energy crisis Date: Friday, May 11, 2001 9:13 AM Dear Mark Williams (KFBK talk show host, for those others getting this message) You mentioned the $2,000 price of energy the other day, not paid to the power generators, but to the middlemen. From what I understand, (and... read more

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