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The Pheromones of the Forest

March 8, 2018 at 11:30 pm




Breathing in the aroma or “pheromones” of the forest instantly reduces the stress hormone cortisol, heart rate and blood pressure, while boosting white blood cell count

Humans have been removed from their natural habitat — the forest.

We haven’t evolved for fast-paced, high-stress, tree-less city life, so it’s no wonder we suffer so many mental and related physical health problems.

 

Grow a 100-Year-Old Food Forest in Your Backyard in Just 10 Years

March 8, 2018 at 5:05 am




Engineer develops method for growing mature, dense food forests in just 10 years

Most of the world we live in today was once forest, our natural habitat for millions of years.

Legos Will Be Made of 100% Plant-Based Plastic by 2030

March 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm




Lego company pledges to phase out fossil-fuel-based plastics and make all blocks from sugarcane by 2030

Danish toy maker Lego announced last week that all its core products and packaging will soon be made from “bio”plastic.

Fracking Emissions 5 Times Higher Than Reported, Study Finds

March 6, 2018 at 10:29 am




Fracking is a “death sentence for humanity,” analysts say after study finds natural gas companies emit 5 times more methane pollution than they report.

Spiral Shaped Beehives Mystify Scientists (Video)

March 3, 2018 at 1:53 pm




Scientists baffled by the mysterious spiral-shaped fortresses of curious species of “stingless” bees in Australia.

Not only do Australia’s sugarbag bees not sting, they are brilliant architects, building amazing spiral-shaped hives.

China Tells Troops to Put Down Their Guns, Take Up Their Shovels and Plant Trees

March 2, 2018 at 2:47 am




China deploys 60,000 troops to fight enemy number one in the country — air pollution — by planting 16 million acres of trees

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China is going to war with a new kind of enemy — industrial air pollution. The People’s Liberation Army has reassigned 60,000 troops to plant 16 million acres of trees to help clean the air.

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.

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 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.