What could be more natural than composting food waste? It turns scraps into nutrients for other plants. Talk about your cycle of life! Helpmecompost.com tells you how to get going. (Photo: Oregon State University, Creative Commons)
An astounding 30 to 40 percent of the US food supply gets wasted. What a shame in a world where so many people are hungry. The US Food and Drug Administration suggests these tips to help us read our national goal of halving it by 2030. (Photo: Gareth Willey, Pexels.com)
Humans have three years to halt the growth of CO2 emissions, which then must fall rapidly to avert the worst effects of climate change. That was the finding of the latest IPCC report, which also suggests solutions. The BBC reports. (Photo: garryknight, Creative Commons)
Share this breezy, fun — and incredibly thoughtful — graphic compilation with your church leaders to draft a strategy of simple steps to help in the climate crisis. A creative work of Sarah Lazarovic in YES! Magazine. (Photo: Kandyjaxx, Creative Commons)
From cleaners to paints to batteries, your house has lots of materials that are hazardous or harmful to health. But with just a little effort you can both minimize hazardous materials in your home and safely handle what you have. From the EPA. (Photo: Romana Klee, Creative Commons)
The dangers of climate change are mounting so rapidly that they could soon overwhelm the ability of both nature and humanity to adapt, creating a harrowing future in which the planet is irreversibly damaged, a major new study has concluded. The New York Times reports. (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)
Plug-in vehicles are becoming more widely accepted as an alternative to fossil fuel-powered cars and trucks. That’s good news, because they are better for the environment even after calculating the energy costs of producing them and generating electricity to charge them. The New York Times reports.
The world’s oceans have long been a dumping ground for trash, but slowly swirling currents are creating enormous ‘garbage patches’ that threaten marine life and navigation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports on the its causes and solutions. (Photo: NOAA)
“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust” is the Biblical order for our human bodies, but modern burials blocks that with embalming chemicals that are bad for the environment. Now comes “human composting.” The Guardian explains. (Photo: Waldopepper, Creative Commons)
We often think that facts and scientific argumentation alone can change the minds of climate-change deniers, but that’s often not true case — and may even prove counterproductive. In this brief video, climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe suggests approaches that can help build common ground and understanding.