Your dishwasher cleans better if you do no more than scrape off the chunks

This is not the first time I've been told that I shouldn't rinse before putting items in the dishwasher, but the concept that I'm unnecessarily wasting 6,000 gallons of water a year matters to me enough to give this a serious try. Do you have any personal experience? http://mentalfloss.com/article/570520/why-you-shouldnt-rinse-dishes-putting-them-dishwasher

Another unforeseen effect of warming waters and a changing ocean

The synergy between ocean currents, wind patterns, and warmer ocean temperatures is fascinating -- if only it weren't going to produce so many problems for humans and other life. If the Gulf Stream current that warms Europe stops, as many feel it will soon, a lot of Europe will have an entirely different climate which … Continue reading Another unforeseen effect of warming waters and a changing ocean

The oil spill that won’t die

Oil spills like this are why there are growing areas of the Gulf of Mexico floor that are sterile because of spreading layers of filth. https://www.ecowatch.com/oil-spill-gulf-of-mexico-2624931584.html?  Oil Change International Jan. 02, 2019 09:13AM EST WWLTV / YouTube screenshot Oil Spill Continuing for 14 Years Could Become Nation's Worst Environmental Disaster By Andy Rowell It may be a … Continue reading The oil spill that won’t die

Can anyone credibly claim ignorance now of the link between fracking and earthquakes?

The first article is from the UK, the second is from Kansas, the second is also from Kansas but from three years ago. In each,  persons in the business of fracking "shocked, I'm shocked" when told that earthquakes in the nearby area (which never had earthquakes before) are caused by their activities. The same factual … Continue reading Can anyone credibly claim ignorance now of the link between fracking and earthquakes?

Full 10-item list of things I plan to do to combat climate change (#savetheplanet)

(1) Be a greener long-distance traveler (2) Reduce plastic at the grocery (3) Improve my local transportation choices (4) Reduce energy used for heating and air conditioning (5) Change my diet to reduce exclude beef and lamb (6) Reuse, recycle, repair (7) Stop using plastic beyond the grocery store (8) Do no harm (9) Use … Continue reading Full 10-item list of things I plan to do to combat climate change (#savetheplanet)

Item 8: what I plan to do to help #savetheplanet

This item falls into the category of "do no harm." When you do consume, consume wisely in a way that's least harmful to the planet. Sometimes that will mean choosing the energy-efficient model even if it doesn't have the bells and whistles. Other times, you need to take a minute to stop what is currently … Continue reading Item 8: what I plan to do to help #savetheplanet