Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn, Ecologist Claims

February 28, 2018 at 9:29 pm

A massive web of hair-like mushroom roots transmit secret messages between trees, triggering them to share nutrients and water with those in need.

Like humans, trees are extremely social creatures, utterly dependent on each other for their survival. And, as it is with us, communication is key.

One-Acre Permaculture Garden Feeds 50 Families

February 24, 2018 at 2:36 pm

One-acre garden provides fruit, veggies and eggs for 50 families with very little labor

More and more people are learning growing food doesn’t have to be hard work. When you work with nature instead of against it, it does much of the work for you.

The Tear-Jerking Story of a Tree Hugger Who Inspired Loggers to Lay Their Axes at Her Feet By Living in a Giant Tree for Two Years

February 22, 2018 at 7:16 pm

The epic story of the woman who saved the last of the redwoods by living at the top of a giant tree 738 days

Twenty years ago, 23-year-old Julia “Butterfly” Hill climbed 200 feet to the top of a 1500-year-old giant sequoia tree in Northern California and refused to come down until a logging company agreed not to chop it down.

The FDA Wants to Outlaw the Cure to the Opioid Crisis: Kratom

February 20, 2018 at 11:21 pm

The FDA wants to ban a safe, medicinal plant that could prevent a million synthetic opioid deaths per year, because it has “opioid-like properties”… If that sounds ludicrous to you, it’s because it is

With nearly a million heroin deaths and 50,000 prescription opioid deaths per year, the United States is in the throes of an “opioid epidemic,” CNN reported yesterday.

5 Minutes of Movement Between Every 30 Minutes of Sitting Reduces Risk of Early Death 55 Percent, New Study Shows

February 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm

After just 30 minutes of sitting your metabolism and the enzymes that help you burn fat slow to a halt, good cholesterol plummets and the muscles in your lower body turn off.

Our risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and chronic back pain all go up along with the number of hours we spend sitting each day, recent studies show.

Why It’s Becoming Cool To Have “Only” One Kid

February 17, 2018 at 4:51 pm

As the world becomes increasingly overpopulated, women should be applauded rather than harassed for having “only” one child


My grandmothers bore seven Baby Boomer children each between the 1940s and 1960s. My mother’s generation seemed to produce an average of three offspring each during the 1980s.

Nowadays, most of my friends seem to have two. But more and more, I’m meeting people like myself, who’ve decided to call it quits after one.

Border Collies “Run Like the Wind” To Reforest Chile

February 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Two sisters and their amazing dogs have taken it upon themselves to plant thousands of trees after Chile’s massive forest fires

Over a million acres burned in the largest fire of Chile’s  history in January of 2017, leaving a charred wasteland in place of beautiful old growth forests.

In March of 2017, citizen-hero Francisca Torres and her three border collies set out to do something about it.

Elementary Schools Ban Homework, Saying It Kills Kids’ Creativity

February 15, 2018 at 3:25 am

Teachers, leave them kids alone: research shows homework is harming our children’s mental health

Homework does nothing to improve learning and is causing mental, social and even physical health problems. Education experts say we should ban it in elementary schools and keep it to a minimum in middle and high school.

Only 180 Left: Act Now to Save Florida Panthers

February 13, 2018 at 11:56 pm

There are only an estimated 180 Florida panthers left on Earth,  pushed to slivers of land that total just 5 percent of their historic range.

The Eastern cougar was declared officially extinct last month. The window of opportunity to protect their Florida panther cousins from the same destiny is very short.

Women Who Wear Makeup Absorb 5 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Per Year

February 12, 2018 at 10:24 pm

The average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her skin every day. 60 percent of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our bodies.

Emerging research on the sheer volume of toxic chemicals entering women’s bodies through their cosmetics brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “it hurts to be beautiful.”