Hemp (cannibis) might help bees

Am currently reading "The History of Bees" by Maja Lunde, a fictionalized account of what might happen if honeybees were to disappear. Makes stories like this even more relevant https://captain-planet.net/cannabis-could-help-restore-bee-populations/ Bees Love Cannabis And It Could Help Restore Bee Populations According to a new study, bees are fans of hemp. Taller hemp plants, it seems, … Continue reading Hemp (cannibis) might help bees

Did you realize streaming videos are a huge addition to carbon emissions?

The huge computer farms needed by Google, Amazon, and other large tech companies using the internet are facts of life. When one of these companies sets up solar energy supplies to produce the needed energy, people say "yay you." But what most of us don't consider is that the reason they need those huge complexes … Continue reading Did you realize streaming videos are a huge addition to carbon emissions?

Yet another way of combating the CO2

This building overlay looks helpful but the article is very optimistic. If this is anything like the green walls used in lobbies, they need regular watering. As droughts or catastrophic flooding rain become more common, how capable is this type of moss-growing concrete of absorbing and withstanding such conditions? To the extent that this replicates … Continue reading Yet another way of combating the CO2

Small problems can become large — even alternative energy isn't trouble-free

Turns out nobody has been talking about the little detail that wind turbine blades don't last forever. Am sure it's come up in conversation, but how many thought about the even smaller detail that the blades are made of composites that can't be recycled? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-02-05/wind-turbine-blades-can-t-be-recycled-so-they-re-piling-up-in-landfills? Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up … Continue reading Small problems can become large — even alternative energy isn't trouble-free

Do you wonder what to do with those tiny silica gel packets?

Turns out those silica gel packets can be useful in more ways than I knew about. Read on. https://lifehacker.com/the-best-ways-to-use-your-old-silica-gel-packets-1841391028 The Best Ways to Use Your Old Silica Gel Packets Some hacks don’t withstand the test of time. They become victims of ever-evolving technology or simply fall out of fashion. But when it comes to silica … Continue reading Do you wonder what to do with those tiny silica gel packets?

If dairy milk and almond milk are bad options, what are good substitutes?

If almond milk is deadly for its water consumption and effect on honeybees and dairy milk has well-known drawbacks, what alternatives are good choices? There are lots of articles telling us what's bad. This is the first I've seen that highlights good alternatives. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/28/what-plant-milk-should-i-drink-almond-killing-bees-aoe? Almonds are out. Dairy is a disaster. So what milk should … Continue reading If dairy milk and almond milk are bad options, what are good substitutes?

Dandelions are not evil — butterflies love them

I spent many an hour in my youth digging dandelions out of our yard (that was before RoundUp's toxicity was the cure to everything). Altho preserving them for wine never appealed, I find this article's emphasis on providing butterfly habitat more more appealing. https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/a30746964/dandelions-helping-bees/ Don't pull out dandelions in your garden as they can help … Continue reading Dandelions are not evil — butterflies love them