And what does it mean to eat an earth-friendly diet? No more hamburgers ever? No

This plan seems far more rational and less filled with prohibitions than the usual vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian/whatever diet that's filled with directives to never eat this food product again. The earth-friendly diet can be used by those who severely limit their food options but you don't have to become a prohibitionist to use it. My personal experience … Continue reading And what does it mean to eat an earth-friendly diet? No more hamburgers ever? No

From one shot on the golf course to tons of degrading plastic on the ocean floor

It's so easy to think one apple core, one banana peel, one golf ball doesn't matter -- but it adds up as there are millions of us acting carelessly. Here's an inspirational story of someone making a difference. Includes a stunning underwater photo. https://www.npr.org/2019/01/17/686257550/teenage-diver-finds-tons-of-golf-balls-rotting-off-california and https://theconversation.com/us Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off … Continue reading From one shot on the golf course to tons of degrading plastic on the ocean floor

New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

Personally, I've only cut red meat (lamb and beef) and most dairy from my diet, but I've not yet gone either vegetarian or vegan. Here's an article on why my actions and those of others in developed countries matters. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/16/new-plant-focused-diet-would-transform-planets-future-say-scientists New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists ‘Planetary health diet’ would prevent millions … Continue reading New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

Weather Channel using intriguing digital simulations to give the feel of extreme weather events

During the recent disastrous hurricanes, the Weather Channel caught my attention with an on-screen simulation of storm surge coming into a residential area so that viewers would have a better sense of how very dangerous a surge could be even without heavy rains or strong winds. I thought the simulation easy to understand and a … Continue reading Weather Channel using intriguing digital simulations to give the feel of extreme weather events

Worms definitely need more attention — yet another use

Sure, this is preliminary research but wouldn't it be wonderful if a worm could happily feast on plastic while producing either harmless or useful waste? https://www.theepochtimes.com/wax-worms-scientist-accidentally-discovers-possible-solution-to-plastic-waste-crisis_2766967.html Wax Worms: Scientist Accidentally Discovers Possible Solution to Plastic Waste Crisis BY CHRIS FORD January 15, 2019 Updated: January 16, 2019 Share     We need a solution to the plastic problem … Continue reading Worms definitely need more attention — yet another use

Worms have been ignored for too long

Turns out that worms are not only be helpful in the garden, in a kitchen composter, and (as recently promoted by Bill Gates) in a stand-alone toilet unconnected to a water supply. But who would have ever thought of using them as a mosquito repellent? Yet another argument for maintaining diversity. We simply can't imagine … Continue reading Worms have been ignored for too long

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