Dark Chocolate Vegan Paleo Pie with Homemade Crust

January 18, 2018 at 11:24 pm




Want an incredibly rich and decadent chocolate pie that’s good for you?

Made with all-natural ingredients that are completely vegan and paleo-friendly, this chocolate pie not only tastes divine, it’s healthy.

Egg-Shaped Coffins Plant Trees Rather than Kill Them

January 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm




Biodegradable, egg-shaped “burial pods” allow you to almost literally “turn yourself into a tree” when you die


Every year Americans cut down 4 million acres of hardwood forest to bury our dead.

Plastic Piling Up in the West After China Refuses to be the “World’s Garbage Dump”

January 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm




Inundated with more plastic than it can recycle, China is now refusing to import our “garbage,” causing backups and chaos at recycling plants across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Australia

Recycling is piling up at Rogue Waste System in southern Oregon. Employees say their only option for now is to send it to a landfill. Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix

For the last 2o years, China recycled about half of the world’s plastics and paper products. While this helped supply its manufacturing boom, the country says it has had enough.

Norway Outlaws Fur-Farming

January 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm




A year after Europe’s largest-ever anti-fur march, Norway is banning the practice of farming animals for fashion

Why It’s Time to Un-Potty-Train Ourselves

January 14, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Toilets waste massive amounts of water and essential nutrients that could be used in place of chemical fertilzers




 

An article in I F**king Love Science encourages people to pee in their showers to save water and the planet “just a little bit.”

They calculate the average American uses around 4000 gallons of water flushing pee down the toilet per year, peeing an average of 7 times per day.

Study Shows Roundup and Fungicide Attract Bees, Then Kill Them

January 14, 2018 at 1:27 am





Scientists Worry About Implications for Global Food Supply

 

With hundreds of North American bee species on the verge of extinction, a new study brings us closer to the culprits —  fungicide and herbicide that attract them and then kill them.

Scotland Becomes First Country to Outlaw Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Swabs

January 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm




Plastic stems from cotton swabs collected on a beach in Scotland. Credit: BBC

Scotland just cut it’s contribution to ocean plastic pollution in half by banning the sale of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs.

Mushrooms Can Eat Plastic, Petroleum and CO2

January 11, 2018 at 3:16 am





In the midst of global warming, global desertification, deoxygenating oceans and Earth’s sixth mass extinction crisis, mycologist and author Paul Stamets gives us seven reasons to hold out hope, and they all involve mushrooms.

In a still-relevant 2008 Ted Talk, he says mushrooms contain the solution to just about every major problem humans have created, from global warming, to oil spills, to plastic pollution.

“First World” Countries are Using Africa as a Dump for Old Electronics

January 9, 2018 at 5:52 pm




Tens of millions of tons of toxic, trashed electronics from America and Europe are quietly, illegally dumped in Africa every year

If Americans and Europeans had to store their own electronic garbage, they might not consume it so quickly. They might get their dishwashers, dryers and washing machines repaired instead of tossing them out for the latest model. They might make due with their iphones and laptops until they were truly unusable before upgrading.

States Vow to Fight Trump’s Offshore Drilling Proposal

January 9, 2018 at 2:30 am




President Trump’s plan to open up more than 90 percent of U.S. continental shelf to offshore drilling is being opposed by the governors of all coastal states except Maine.