Environment / Green
Here’s a riddle, what’s been illegal to grow for decades until Amendment 64 made it legal in Colorado? It has tens of thousands of uses, but getting high isn’t one of them. The answer: hemp
Now for the first time since World War II a crop of industrial hemp is growing in the far Southeastern corner of Colorado.
A Win for the Bees: EU Votes to Ban Bee-Harming Pesticides - In a historic vote on Monday the European Union banned the use of bee-harming pesticides across the continent for a minimum of two years, garnering praise from environmental groups who have said that the population of the vital pollinators, along with the global food supply are in grave danger, due to the widespre
The European Union has banned 1,300 chemicals that are used as ingredients in beauty products. The US has only banned 11. See more at http://youtu.be/6zc_WOCWXD4. "The average American woman puts between 12 and 20 chemicals on their skin 365 days a year." Sounds shocking, right?
Who will cover the cleanup costs of an oil spill like this one by Enbridge into Michigan's Kalamazoo River? The news out of the Joint Review Panel looking into the Enbridge pipeline should have a profound effect on us all.
An awesome and quick inspiration to get growing in your garden - super composting made simple: http://youtu.be/1wltDnYKVE4.
Waste Conversion Pyrolysis system by Green Light Energy Solutions - http://youtu.be/7P5WF53KfdI. It works! A full-scale pilot unit in Moscow region has the fully automated production capacity of approx. 300 tons of unsorted raw municipal waste per day. It was assembled and tested in 2011.
A serious and thoughtful radio interview with Magda Havas on the THE MORNING SHOW with Patrick Timpone at http://o
Indigenous groups claim they have not consented to planned oil projects, as Equadorian politicians visit Beijing to publicize the bidding process. Ecuador plans to auction off more than three million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies, angering indigenous groups and that would devastate their traditional way of life.
Bird lovers, stuck indoors or in the city, don't have to miss out on the action. Hatchlings usually stay put while mom or dad sallies forth to find food. Webcams trained on bird nests are a lot more fun to watch than they were even a few years ago due to improved video feed technology and nightvision.