http://bigthink.com/news/elon-musks-boring-company-plans-to-sell-excavated-rock-in-lego-like-kits March 27, 2018 by STEPHEN JOHNSON The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s venture that aims to solve traffic congestion with underground tunnels that would transport cars on “electric skates” at high speeds, excavates tons of rock in the process of digging tunnels. What’s the company to do with all that rock? Musk wants to hollow it … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants to sell you its excavated rock in ‘LEGO-like’ kits
Here is what Americans put in the ground each year through traditional burials: 20 million feet of wood, 4.3 million gallons of embalming fluids, 1.6 million tons of reinforced concrete, 17,000 tons of copper and bronze, and 64,500 tons of steel, according to the Green Burial Council. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/smarter-living/green-funeral-burial-environment.html?recid=12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC&sl_l=1&sl_rec=thompson_sample_dedup_sticky&contentCollection=smarter-living&mData=articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2018%252F03%252F22%252Fsmarter-living%252Fgreen-funeral-burial-environment.html%253Frecid%253D12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC%2526sl_l%253D1%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky%26articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2018%252F01%252F19%252Fwell%252Feat%252Fwhat-is-the-health-and-nutritional-value-of-mushrooms.html%253Frecid%253D12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=smarterLiving-promo-region®ion=smarterLiving-promo-region&WT.nav=smarterLiving-promo-region&hp CLICK PICTURE FOR GOOD ARTICLE IN THE … Continue reading GREEN BURIALS
TREES KNOW WHEN DEER EAT THEM
By Sarah Kaplan September 13, 2016 Two of the study co-authors, Carolin Seele and Stefan Meldau, collect buds for the subsequent analysis of plant hormones and tannins. (Bettina Ohse) Picture the woods in early spring — the misty, pale green appearance of trees just starting to sprout, the young deer munching their way across the sun-dappled forest floor. But behind … Continue reading TREES KNOW WHEN DEER EAT THEM
THE FUTURE OF INEQUALITY
by Yuval Noah Harari Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, bands of hunter-gatherers in Russia buried some members in sumptuous graves replete with thousands of ivory beads, bracelets, jewels and art objects, while other members had to settle for a bare hole in the ground. Nevertheless, ancient hunter-gatherer groups were still … Continue reading THE FUTURE OF INEQUALITY
DOW’S TOXINS GET GREEN LIGHT
Dow’s toxic Enlist Duo pesticide just got the green light in 34 states. Scott Pruitt and the Environmental Protection Agency are putting corporate interests ahead of people’s health and the health of our planet. Now, we’re taking them to court. Dow AgroScience’s Enlist Duo is a highly toxic pesticide with extremely adverse effects on … Continue reading DOW’S TOXINS GET GREEN LIGHT
Bannon Admits Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Were Selected To Destroy Their Agencies.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/23/1637009/-Bannon-Reveals-His-Intention-To-Deconstruct-The-Administrative-State-i-e-Destroy-The-Country By Dartagnan Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 At CPAC this week Stephen Bannon, the Chief Advisor and intellectual heft behind the Twittering infant that sits in the Oval Office, provided a little glimpse of the future he has planned for all of us. In the clearest explanation for why nearly all of Trump’s cabinet … Continue reading Bannon Admits Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Were Selected To Destroy Their Agencies.
ANTARTIC ICE SHEET MELTING FROM BELOW
Largest ice sheet melting from below By Chris Mooney The Washington Post Scientists at institutions in the United States and Australia on Friday published a set of unprecedented ocean observations near the largest glacier of the largest ice sheet in the world: Totten glacier, East Antarctica. And the result was a troubling confirmation of what … Continue reading ANTARTIC ICE SHEET MELTING FROM BELOW
OIL EXTRACTION AND TRIBAL LANDS
https://www.facebook.com/democracynow/videos/10154483498893279/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED Winona LaDuke: My Community is Trying to Survive In a powerful interview, Winona LaDuke links historic oil extraction on tribal land to intergenerational trauma among Native Americans: "90 percent of my community, generally, I would say, is just trying to survive."
CLEAN ENERGY WON’T SAVE US
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jul/15/clean-energy-wont-save-us-economic-system-can#comment-79148927 Only a new economic system can save us. ‘That 30% chunk of greenhouse gases that comes from non-fossil fuel sources isn’t static. It is adding more to the atmosphere each year.’ Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Global Warming Images/Alamy By Jason Hickel Friday 15 July 2016 07.00 EDTLast modified on Friday 15 July 2016 07.01 EDT It’s time to pour our … Continue reading CLEAN ENERGY WON’T SAVE US
Carbon Monoxide May Signal Earthquake
BREAKING NEWS: MAJOR ERUPTION OF CARBON MONOXIDE ON THE WEST COAST http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/2/29/1493107/--There-is-a-Major-Carbon-Monoxide-Explosion-on-the-West-Coast Carbon monoxide may signal earthquake http://www.natureasia.com/en/nindia/figures/333 Earth emits a burst of carbon monoxide (CO) a few days before an earthquake, according to geophysicist Ramesh Singh. He and co-workers from France and the United States report that this gas … Continue reading Carbon Monoxide May Signal Earthquake