Usable Groundwater

Virtually every community in the U.S. relies on groundwater for its water resources. You’ve likely seen articles in recent years about a community running out of water – at least temporarily, until the next rain came.  Or testing may have discovered toxins in your water.  Both instances were portrayed as anomalies … extreme situations unlikely to occur again.  However, political leaders necessarily need to paint the picture that way, or they might cause fear and a lack of confidence in their local political leadership.… Keep reading

Beekeeping

 

 

Here’s an interesting article that actually holds more promise than the article implies. As photovoltaic power became less expensive than coal, the source that began the industrial revolution centuries ago is declining in use.  Regardless of how much money the owners give the politicians, coal plants are still closing.

From a perspective of economic wellbeing, the Appalachian region may finally have a growth industry that’s a lot cleaner and healthier for the workers than coal has ever been.

Even more important: One of the most important aspects on the physical side of sustainability is food. … Keep reading

Organics Quickly Improve Health

Here’s a new research finding that shows how quickly our bodies respond to a better diet.

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Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Levels in Families Dropped by 60% After One-Week Organic Diet

 

“This important study shows how quickly we can rid our bodies of toxic pesticides by choosing organic,” says researcher

 

Jon Queally, staff writer

February 12, 2019

Common Dreams

 

The study tested four diverse American families in Oakland, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Baltimore after eating their typical diet of conventional food for six days and then after a controlled diet of all organic food for six days.… Keep reading

Safe Drinking Water

It’s comforting to sit back, relax, and believe that the systems within which we live – our corporations or our governments, at any level – are taking care of things we believe we’ve entrusted them to care for. Here’s an example of an area in which that’s not happening – safe drinking water.  Ultimately, our health and that of those with whom we have relationships is our bottom-line responsibility.  So … rather than complaining and blaming, here are some simple solutions we can use to ensure our health.… Keep reading

Monarch Butterflies

Here’s a report about a California butterfly that may have major implications for all of us.

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Study: Number of monarch butterflies in California declined by 86 percent in one year

 

Michelle Robertson, SFGATE

Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle

January 6, 2019

 

If you enjoy watching the annual migration of the western monarch along the California coast you have probably already seen the signs of trouble in recent years. Numbers have declined precipitously over the last two decades and extinction looks increasingly likely.… Keep reading