Appalachians learn beekeeping skills. Source: John Farrell

Displaced Coal Miners Turn to Beekeeping

Appalachians reconnect with nature to support their families.

Clean energy and technology are going to displace people from their careers. Still, there are endless opportunities for all of us to have a meaningful role in transitioning to a cleaner greener world that needs a lot of healing. John Lilly is helping people do just that with the creation of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective, helping displaced coal miners turn to beekeeping, reconnecting with nature, supporting their families and working in unity with another species.

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How disgust stops us from living sustainably

– and how to stop it

Source: shutterstock.com Imagine, for a second, that the slice of delectable cake melting in your mouth was made with flour ground from insects not grains. Or that your most alluring perfume – a special gift, perhaps – contained reclaimed ingredients once excreted audibly from someone else’s bowels. The visceral, gut reaction you might experience in these scenarios is a consequence of their “yuck factor” or capacity to disgust. Disgust is… Read More »

A sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) takes off from the ocean’s surface in Morro Bay, California. Mike Baird/Flickr, CC BY

The oceans are full of plastic, but why do seabirds eat it?

Mistaking plastic debris for food.

J.J. Harrison, Author provided Many seabird species, including the blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), consume plastic at sea because algae on the plastic produce an odor that resembles their food sources Imagine that you are constantly eating, but slowly starving to death. Hundreds of species of marine mammals, fish, birds, and sea turtles face this risk every day when they mistake plastic debris for food. Plastic debris can be found in… Read More »

Water – Part I

The gods were churning the oceans until, much to their surprise, poison began to spill out. Narada, a rishi…warned them at the beginning that they should pay homage to Shiva, but so eager were they to obtain the soma that they ignored the warning. Soon the poison spilled out, infecting the upper regions and the gods, sages, and demons fled in all directions…

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The Ant Man – E.O. Wilson

I don’t think that he would be offended by my comparison of him to an ant. So how the heck can I say he is like an ant? Well, ants have 2 jaws – 1 to eat with and the other to carry food back to the nest. Like his beloved research subjects, EO Wilson provided nourishment to himself through his work and he too carried back food for thought to the biggest known nest of humans who occupy this place that we call earth.

Captain Charles Moore Ted Talk

Talking Trash

Captain Charles Moore

One of our greatest problems besides plastic and pollution is mass consumption. The person who discovered the Pacific Garbage Patch speaks at a Ted conference and his brief Ted Talk worth watching. August 20, 2016. Captain Moore was honored as the 2016 recipient of the Bolsa Chica Conservator of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to the preservation of our coastal wetlands, his many years of tireless research… Read More »

Cleaning the Oceans, Pollution Solutions

A harsh truth and solutions in progress, the work of Boyan Slat and his partners.

A harsh truth is that human beings lack of care and respect for the earth through ocean dumping has created dis-ease for the fragile ecosystems that support all life on earth. Having been born into this problem, some young innovators are working towards solutions and they are in progress. The work of Boyan Slat, a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur and his partners is in focus here. Boyan Slat presented an… Read More »