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  1. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    Clowns just might be the root cause of Climate Change, Global Warming and a litany of other environmental issues and challenges.
    Clowns just might be the root cause of Climate Change, Global Warming and a litany of other environmental issues and challenges.I read a short article on “Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse).” You know that manmade facility in Japan that was influenced by two natural events called an earthquake and tsunami. The full...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/10/2016 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Joel Anderson wow, what a passionate sharing..."In putting on our clown faces I wonder if it somehow makes us feel better about contributing to or passively watching us destroy our earth, "...I have to agree that there is quite a bit of 'lip service" and not enough action as it relates to the world ecosystems and environment. We all have a part to play in the earth's destruction, either directly or indirectly, and should take responsibility to make changes which will help in stopping the damage. Environmental issues mean we need more involvement in laws and policies in our local domain which affect or impact on climate change and its ripple down effect.
    Great post ...thanks again🐝
    Joel Anderson
    04/10/2016 #15 Joel Anderson
    #12 Thanks and much appreciated. Must be a clown like conspiracy where on every issue, every topic, every opinion we find ourselves confronted with absolute bonafide and irrefutable fact of events occurring; disinformation; conspiracy theories, misinformation and absolute bonafide and irrefutable facts of nothing happening. My point was not on the story, nor the picture for that matter--but they may just serve the subject of the article well, then again may have been a distraction. My point was actually on the circus/carnival that we all seem content in dressing up for and playing at. Somewhere, somehow we need to get past the polarized extremes on every side of the issue and find some middle ground regardless of whether something is man made or natural.
    Ken Boddie
    04/10/2016 #13 Ken Boddie
    #4 What post, @Kevin Pashuk? Your link below has run off somewhere .... perhaps gallivanting overseas?
    Karl Hodtwalker
    04/10/2016 #12 Karl Hodtwalker

    That is NOT an image of the Fukushima radiation leak. It's a height map of the tsunami in 2011. It's even got a color coding chart labeled in CM.

    The second image is of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, NOT "Radioactive Debris from Fukushima approaching North America’s western coast" as claimed by RT, also known as Russia Today.


    The image of the dead starfish originally comes from articles about this event:


    So, what part of "ignoring reality despite the ramifications" does intentionally perpetuating misinformation and scare memes fall into? Close
    Joel Anderson
    04/10/2016 #11 Joel Anderson
    #10 @Nick Mlatchkov Now wouldn't it be interesting to see his version of a top 10 manmade disasters.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    03/10/2016 #10 Anonymous
    D. Letterman was an exception of this practice. He often invited guests to talk about the enviro. From Al Gore to Michio Kaku, he tirelessly brought the issue over & over again. Now he's retired and the gap's cryingly visible ...
    Joel Anderson
    03/10/2016 #9 Joel Anderson
    #7 Thanks @Phillip Hubbell and thanks for the connection. Agreed, and in discussing and disagreeing the real issue becomes one of allowing for dialogue while concurrently driving towards ultimate solutions not polarized stalemate. Not a lecture, but in the ONE EARTH piece, I merely opine that after 120 years of debate on the topic, might we be able to figure this thing out at any level?
    Phillip Hubbell
    03/10/2016 #7 Phillip Hubbell
    I can tell you a little bit about the why? And the responses I get will most likely verify my reasoning. People are concerned with a lot of things in their lives and unfortunately a lot of the answers being promoted as solutions to the big things we see in media don’t resonant. People worry about money, taxes, health (here and now), personal relationships and the economic future. The opinion of a lot of people is that a lot of their problems and the problems of the world are ongoing despite or in spite of the efforts of people in powerful positions. All the solutions being offered for the coming and ongoing global catastrophe involve turning over more power to the same people who haven’t really solved any of the other problems. It is a credibility issue. Perhaps if every answer wasn’t more government and higher taxes, people might be more willing to listen. Humans, if anything, are innovative. Concentrating more power in a central authority isn’t innovative, it is familiar and the outcomes are predictable. One additional thing comes from the attitude that disagreement equals stupidity or ill will. If those who want something done in a plural society demand total agreement, or else, odds are good that what will ensue is conflict…not resolution. Often as not, in this particular area, what is asked for is not a discussion, but a lecture. People hate that.
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/10/2016 #6 Kevin Pashuk
    #5 I am all for simplifying motives Joel. If we can influence others to have genuine conversations about important topics then we can certainly go to bed satisfied at night, whether or not we are in Marrakech.
    Joel Anderson
    03/10/2016 #5 Joel Anderson
    #1 Kevin, A challenge for me in writing and please understand that this is not a plea or attempt and expanding my reach or readership. I don't have a huge followership, here or elsewhere. I write because I have a passion for this and any number of other topics of interest. I am not a PhD. I am not a scientist. I am just one person who writes because I feel compelled to do so, regardless of reach. I do not write to submit to blind, double blind or triple blind reviews to and for prestigious journals and to bolster my resume/vita. I just don't have that kind of mojo. Now, if we as simpletons, could only influence the brilliant minds in Marraakech to get beyond the logjam of rhetoric and back slapping, we might be getting somewhere. Despite the unlikelihood of that I will say this though, it is in writing and getting responses and thoughtful dialogue from all of those like you on this site, simple folks from around the world that share an affinity towards any given subject, it is satisfying none-the-less. So with that, all I will say is Thank You. Keep making a difference, one step-one issue-one challenge at a time.
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/10/2016 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    You are indeed a deep reader my friend. The only ironic thing about that post is that I dedicated the vegemite to a great bee @Ken Boddie, and he had the nerve to be gallivanting around the world and likely didn't even read that post.
    Joel Anderson
    03/10/2016 #3 Joel Anderson
    #1 then again, maybe I am deluding myself through a self lobotomizing approach to it all.
    Joel Anderson
    03/10/2016 #2 Joel Anderson
    #1 Thanks @Kevin Pashuk, I agree the challenge in diving into a deep “Vegemite” conversation is daunting. :)
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/10/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    I found your post interesting Joel... but I'm more and more convinced that if you want a deep conversation on important issues, then social media may not be the best forum. We get glimpses of it here on beBee, but even here we get people who comment before reading the whole article. I ran a bit of an experiment in my post https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/why-are-we-self-lobotomizing-you-won-t-believe-what-i-found-out...
  2. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Adding seaweed to cattle feed could slash global greenhouse gas emissions by 70%
    grendz.com If we add dried seaweed to 2 percent of sheep and cattle feed, we could cut methane emissions by more than 70 percent, scientists have found. With livestock responsible for 44 percent of all human-caused methane – a gas that has 36 times the global...
  3. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    Buttresses, Pademelons and Glass Houses
    Buttresses, Pademelons and Glass HousesA lazy Sunday afternoon in the countryside unexpectedly turned into a memorable lesson on South-East Queensland's amazing natural history. My wife and I often take a drive north of Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast hinterland plateau lands, where we...


    Kevin Pashuk
    21/10/2016 #55 Kevin Pashuk
    #31 Thanks for the compliment Ken... (I think...)
    Claire Cardwell
    21/10/2016 #54 Claire Cardwell
    #52 OK that's good to know, it was banned completely when we lived there in the 80's.
    Ken Boddie
    21/10/2016 #53 Ken Boddie
    #50 You're welcome, Mohd
    Dean Owen
    21/10/2016 #52 Dean Owen
    #49 Not banned in Singapore, just banned on public transport
    Ken Boddie
    21/10/2016 #51 Ken Boddie
    #48 You are a bold person, @Claire Cardwell. My earlier post may, however, put you off durian.
    mohammed khalaf
    21/10/2016 #50 mohammed khalaf
    I imagine more is possible when we remember our human nature and keep our connection with nature,thank you for pick Ken Boddie
    Claire Cardwell
    21/10/2016 #49 Claire Cardwell
    #30 Durian is delicious, bit whiffy but it tastes amazing. Apparently your love or hatred (there is no middle ground when it comes to durian) is genetic. I had it once in Malaysia about 100 years ago. My Dad and I loved it, Mum and my younger brother Chris hated it. Durian has been banned from Singapore due to bad smell!
    Claire Cardwell
    21/10/2016 #48 Claire Cardwell
    #41 Durian definitely but not with vegemite!
    Lada Prkic
    21/10/2016 #47 Lada Prkic
    #31 Then at least the Live Buzz next time you see something so exceptional. 🎥
    Lisa Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #46 Lisa Gallagher
    #45 rut OH!
    Ken Boddie
    21/10/2016 #45 Ken Boddie
    #43 careful what you wish for, Lisa! We have friends in DHL. 😄
    Lisa Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #44 Lisa Gallagher
    #39 LOLOL @Ken Boddie, still laughing! Sorry Dean.
    Lisa Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #43 Lisa Gallagher
    #34 I will do a challenge buzz @Dean Owen but I don't have access to vegimite or durian, darn!
    Dean Owen
    21/10/2016 #42 Dean Owen
    #41 😹😭😝😂👻😆😭💦 you made me wet myself!
    Ken Boddie
    21/10/2016 #41 Ken Boddie
    #40 somehow a VD sandwich lacks appeal, or is it just me? 😝
    Dean Owen
    21/10/2016 #40 Dean Owen
    #39 who knows? It could be amazing! It could be the next BLT !
    Ken Boddie
    21/10/2016 #39 Ken Boddie
    #34 yeah but nobody wants to throw up on video, Dean-San.
    Aurorasa Sima
    21/10/2016 #38 Aurorasa Sima
    #37 Sounds just like my excuse (:
    Dean Owen
    21/10/2016 #37 Dean Owen
    #35 I'd do it, but too bad I don't have the Live Buzz feature yet! :)
    Aurorasa Sima
    21/10/2016 #36 Aurorasa Sima
    #34 I´d watch this live buzz
  4. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    Meeting The Mantas. A Sea Journey To Nusa Penida
    Meeting The Mantas. A Sea Journey To Nusa PenidaI have been coming to the island of Nusa Lembongan (situated in the Java Sea) for almost eight years and the place never seems to disappoint even though with each subsequent visit I notice changes occurring along the seashore. Blessed with...


    Paul Walters
    18/10/2016 #12 Paul Walters
    #11 @Lisa Gallagher Humongous indeed
    Lisa Gallagher
    18/10/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    yhe Mantas are Humongous @Paul Walters! I might just freeze up if I saw one or more swimming towards me. What a site that must be though! They sure do generate a lot of money in tourism. Glad to hear they are protected.
    Paul Walters
    18/10/2016 #10 Paul Walters
    #9 @Vincent Andrew Thank you Vincent
    Vincent Andrew
    18/10/2016 #9 Vincent Andrew
    The need to attract tourist income vs protecting the environment and endangered species is a delicate balance, an issue that developing countries focusing on eco-tourism often grapple with. However, I enjoy reading your article Paul. The manta, as you describe it, is magnificent.
    Paul Walters
    17/10/2016 #8 Paul Walters
    #7 @debasish majumder Thanks for stopping by !
    debasish majumder
    17/10/2016 #7 debasish majumder
    manta's being nicely portrayed by you Paul Walters. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    Paul Walters
    17/10/2016 #6 Paul Walters
    #1 @Deb Helfrich Thanks for that. Given corruption levels in SE Asia I doubt that scheme would work. All we have to do is be more mindful of everything around us
    Paul Walters
    17/10/2016 #5 Paul Walters
    #2 @Randy Keho A life jacket will keep you on the surface and snorkelling becomes easy. I like you am not a great swimmer but here the waters are shallow and clear so cmon down...we have plenty of room!
    Paul Walters
    17/10/2016 #4 Paul Walters
    #3 @Dean Owen They seem to be fickle on penida but right now they are back in droves. As for the whale shark, well cant answer that but some of the dive companies will be able to help. C'mon down, I could do with some company!
    Dean Owen
    17/10/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    Mantas are one of those sights that just take your breath away, which can be quite dangerous with all the scuba kit. Is there a Manta season at Nusa Lembongan? I would hate to go and be disappointed... And if you can guarantee a week window when I can catch both a whaleshark and a manta, I'll book a ticket right now!
    Randy Keho
    17/10/2016 #2 Randy Keho
    I'm a poor swimmer, but I can dog paddle with the best of them. Do they have glass-bottom boats?
    I've never fashioned myself a world traveler. I'm more of a Jack Kerouac "On the Road" type of guy. But, I must say, if I were to come into boatload of money, I might wash up on your beach in Bali. I might even bring Karen. That would be an adventure for all of us.
    Deb Helfrich
    17/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    Thanks for a glimpse into a manta playground, @Paul Walters. I do hope that the laws will help protect them, but we are a very anti-eco-friendly species. It would likely help if some of that million in tourist money could somehow be directed towards the most likely poachers...
  5. ProducerNicole Morgan

    Nicole Morgan

    What’s Being Hidden About Louisiana and How it Has Everything to Do With Agenda 21
    What’s Being Hidden About Louisiana and How it Has Everything to Do With Agenda 21 (N.Morgan) There has been a lot of speculation about why the Obama camp has completely ignored the Louisiana floods and what that may imply. Why has this administration ignored these victims of these disasters?The Mayor of Walker, Louisiana publicly...


    Charles David Upchurch
    19/10/2016 #32 Charles David Upchurch
    #17 I looked at
    and I do not readily see what you are talking about.

    Please understand that I not only care... I also have very real health problems of my own. Of course, that's no comfort or reassurance to you or to anyone else who reads this.

    I just wrote and then deleted a longer and more argumentative comment. I decided I can be more helpful to humanity if I do not allow myself to become any more embroiled in conflict.

    I wish you the best with your research, and with your cause.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    19/10/2016 #31 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I am no expert as to what takes place in Louisiana. With that said, my mother and her family were born and raised there and I traveled to and spent time there frequently. I often heard and read about unfortunate goings on in their politics and have for years. IMHNRO, much goes on that is amiss.
    jesse kaellis
    19/10/2016 #30 jesse kaellis
    I'm watching this: http://123movies.to/film/ride-the-tiger-a-guide-through-the-bipolar-brain-11522/watching.html
    I think I need an adjustment. I'm not doing that well. The insomnia is getting worse and worse. I don't want to fall into a clinical depression. I didn't want to address this because it is very hard to get your meds right. I don't want to start fucking around with a -- I don't even have a psychiatrist now. I'm not that fond of them. I'm disheartened that I have to deal with this.
    So -- yeah, a roller coaster ride. I seek stability about all. Thanks, Gerald. Close
    Gerald Hecht
    19/10/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht
    #28 @jesse kaellis Life is unpredictable...oh well...
    jesse kaellis
    19/10/2016 #28 jesse kaellis
    View counts go up and down. When I get one hundred, I'm tempted to delete the entire post, but someone may have chosen to relevant it or commented and I have to respect them. And leave it up even though I'm embarrassed. Sometimes you just have to say fuck it. It's YOUR experience. YOU are writing about it. This is writing for social media. It's something to enjoy, pass the time, share what matters to you. And if you connect with people that's a bonus. It happens from time to time.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/10/2016 #27 Gerald Hecht
    #26 @jesse kaellis so far I'm just losing followers; but none of them have experienced this "place" or any suffering as far as I can tell; they are blessed; I lip eyed you all
    jesse kaellis
    17/10/2016 #26 jesse kaellis
    That's the same for me when I write about Vegas, the life I lived there. There were thousands of people who were negotiating the very same circumstances that I was navigating. Nothing unusual about it. The only difference? I give voice to my memories. And there are people still living that life and have been living that life 20 years after I walked away from it.
    So -- yes, I understand you, you want to give voice to a larger picture and that's worthy. But since you are the narrator naturally the focus will fall on you. The way it falls on me.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #25 Gerald Hecht
    #23 @jesse kaellis I understand --but remember there were many,many more people...I know that hundreds of them at least have moved...or are no longer with us...many illiterate, inform, indifferent...
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #24 Gerald Hecht
    #21 @Federico Álvarez San Martín yes--thank you (her for me too).
    jesse kaellis
    17/10/2016 #23 jesse kaellis
    @ Gerald -- sometimes I misunderstand your comments. I merely want to be supportive since you are going through an ordeal. It's not a conspiracy THEORY if there is malfeasance in pursuit of profit or carelessness in pursuit of profit. It is a real conspiracy. "And that's the name of that tune." As Baretta used to say.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Joel Anderson This is the sanitized reaction to being accused of an agenda: http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/ and THESE ARE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO SWIM IN THE AGENDA:


    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #18 Gerald Hecht
    This must be something cooked up by some "conspiracy buffs": THESE ARE NOT REAL PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING...wow! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/on-today-s-baton-rouge-weather
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht
    Does This Seem Like a Normal Government Response to a Conspiracy Theory?
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #12 Gerald Hecht
    #11 @Charles David Upchurch You really don't understand what's been done to the Southeastern Louisiana Delta Plain; and you don't want to know --you feel comfy with your head in your "conspiracy theory blanket"...nice UH OH! LOOK CHARLES; OFFICIAL NEWS; WHAT WILL YOU DO NOW? http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/
    Charles David Upchurch
    16/10/2016 #11 Charles David Upchurch
    "Are," not "ate." Darn typos!

    My "hyperbole" comment was directed to Nicole, not to Gerald. My assertion that the author was exaggerating was well documented with a direct quote from the article, and a live link to a local resource that has enough detail to demonstrate the insccuracy and hyperbole in Nicole's representation of events.

    What most people who live in coastal areas do not want to admit is that they live in areas which have become dangerous, and it is no longer prudent to remain in those areas. People become attached to places, and they want to stay there, so they get angry when tax-supported programs are not sufficient to enable them to stay.
    Brian McKenzie
    16/10/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    Policies and agencies that bullhorn Social Justice, Transition, Resilience, Sustainability and Climate Change are shills for money laundering, political graft, totalitarian control and population reduction. The are not your friends. Go to the source white paper, read their own words. People are miscreant livestock ~ and they intend to act in line with that view.
    jesse kaellis
    16/10/2016 #9 jesse kaellis
    That's what's so great about conspiracy theories. You can't disprove them. You can't prove them either. But never mind.
  6. Mohammad Azam Khan
    Eco systems
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    They Released 14 Wolves In A Park. But No One Was Prepared For THIS. Unbelievable That Nature..
    weloveanimals.me In 1995, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, along with Canadian biologists, captured 14 wolves in Canada and placed them in Yellowstone National Park, where they had been extinct since 1926. Over the next few years, the number of wolves rose, but...
  7. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    A building in Germany gets its energy from what’s growing inside it.
    grendz.com Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. Residents living inside say they are happy....


    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    12/10/2016 #4 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Very interesting and so is your idea, @Deb Helfrich.
    Ali Anani
    11/10/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 That is a great suggestion @Deb Helfrich- will do. I love the concept of this buzz
    Deb Helfrich
    11/10/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    Very interesting. Perhaps our scholar of nature metaphors might be interested in the co-habitating angle. @Ali Anani - at the very least, I anticipate that you will be writing about tree houses in the near future.
    Froilán Pérez
    11/10/2016 #1 Froilán Pérez
    love this!
    the College I attended on exchange in Bremen (Germany) was testing algae energy production.

  8. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    Our namesakes the Humble Bee.....and how we can help!!
    Our namesakes the Humble Bee.....and how we can help!!We bees are doing our best to pollinate the enhancement of beBee, but what about our namesake the humble bee who is very much on the decline in areas all around the world, bees are a very important insect because they pollinate a third of everything...


    Andrew Porter
    08/10/2016 #33 Andrew Porter
    Thanks for some more relevant information Pamela and the link which is a great way of pointing out that one is against the use of these products, although banned from use on flowering crops by the EU in 2013 and opposed by the UK government, the NFU (National Farmers Union) in this country succeeded in getting a temporary lifting ban in 2015, but this year's application was not granted the NFU have said they will continue to apply for emergency use of these pesticides.... https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/13/mps-vote-against-emergency-use-of-banned-bee-harming-pesticides
    Bill Stankiewicz
    08/10/2016 #32 Bill Stankiewicz
    Gerald Hecht
    08/10/2016 #31 Gerald Hecht
    #30 @Pamela L. Williams Thank you
    Pamela L. Williams
    08/10/2016 #30 Pamela L. Williams
    Andrew, for those in the U.S. and maybe even internationally, the Natural Resource Defense Council has started a campaign to stop the manufacture of neonicotinoids, which is a pesticide known to have kill bees. In many countries the use of this pesticide has been banned but the U.S. continues to be a major customer. If you follow this link and do to the bottom of the post you can join the campaign by allowing the NRDC to send a letter on your behalf to the major importer of this product. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/buzz-about-colony-collapse-disorder. SAVE THE BEES! Stop the use of neonicotinoids in the U.S!!!
    Andrew Porter
    07/10/2016 #29 Andrew Porter
    #27 You are welcome @Irene Hackett thanks for stopping by and adding a comment.
    Andrew Porter
    07/10/2016 #28 Andrew Porter
    #26 Thanks for commenting @Jena ball, to pass on this information to the younger generation which will teach the kids how important bees are would be awesome, it would certainly make a great project for them...thanks!
    Irene Hackett
    07/10/2016 #27 Anonymous
    Thank you for this important buzz @@Andrew Porter -
    Jena Ball
    07/10/2016 #26 Jena Ball
    Nice piece on the plight of real bees and what BeBee bees and do about it. I will post to my educator forums as well since all my programs include projects to teach kids kindness and give them a chance to make a difference in the real world. Wouldn't it be great to include helping bees as part of one of those projects?
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #25 Aurorasa Sima
    #24 Technically something else. I looked the word up, it´s translated as "brew, stock decoction". You put cold water over sting nettles and use it after 2 weeks. If that´s what you´re asking: Yes, it stinks like hell
    Andrew Porter
    07/10/2016 #24 Andrew Porter
    #22 Aurorasa if I find it I will tag you in, regarding sting nettle brew would that be tea or the alcoholic brew? just as a matter of interest!
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #23 Aurorasa Sima
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima
    #21 The author is Andrew Porterfield. Funny ... Yes, please tag me if you find it. Sadly, I don´t have a garden now. In Germany I used sing nettle brew.
    Andrew Porter
    07/10/2016 #21 Andrew Porter
    #14 Thanks Aurorasa, no that's not my article although a very interesting read...I did one in producer about the different ways of getting rid of weeds without using chemicals, I'll have to see if I can find it and give it an update at some point!
    Gerald Hecht
    07/10/2016 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Aurorasa Sima I know --just ourselves. The earth won't miss us. Tonight I know I will miss seeing the sky and trees...but that's gonna happen to all of us...
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #19 Aurorasa Sima
    #18 Creatures adapt. If you would put a person from hundreds of years ago in our environment, they´d probably die from air pollution. That´s not a reason to stop caring or fighting. It´s a legit reason for hope.

    The cynic in my says that we overestimate the importance of our short-lived existence in the big picture. It might be too ambitious to think we could destroy the earth.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/10/2016 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Aurorasa Sima I will believe you that as long as there is life... I will believe that.
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #17 Aurorasa Sima
    #16 My biggest concern with GMO´s is that there is no recall button. I can´t say if it´s too late or not. "We" could never spend the kind of money needed to do research like the M or now B guys. As long as there´s life there´s hope. ...
    Gerald Hecht
    07/10/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #15 @Aurorasa Sima I hope we are enough: I hope we can get more and that it isn't too late. I hope that these things can overcome the horrific greed, Power and greed and corruptible seed...that seelike all that there is;
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #14 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 Love that, Andrew. I try to buy as much organic as I can. If you mean this article: I´ve read it (ages ago (; ) https://entomologytoday.org/2015/10/13/glyphosate-acetamiprid-low-toxicity-honey-bees-2/
  9. Pamela L. Williams
    In support of the wonderful Buzz about the humble bumble bee that has been occurring I thought I would offer the following link to those who really want to help limit the impact of Colony Collapse Disorder. The Natural Resource Defense Council has started a campaign to stop the use of neonicotinoids in the U.S. This pesticide has been banned in many European countries but the U.S. continues to import this bee killing chemical in large quantities, in addition to those companies who manufacture it here. Consider joining the NRDC campaign.
    Pamela L. Williams
    The Buzz About Colony Collapse Disorder
    www.nrdc.org Bees keep dying at record rates, putting our food supply at serious risk. Here’s how you can help take the sting...


    Deb Helfrich
    08/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    Thanks, Pam. This is such an important initiative, as insecticides are a major piece of this puzzle and one we can easily put a stop to and measure the results.
  10. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    The world-first farm that grows vegetables in the desert with nothing but sun and seawater
    grendz.com Sundrop Farms in the South Australian desert manages to grow 17,000 tonnes of tomatoes every year using nothing but sunlight and seawater. The indoor farm is the first of its kind, and the result of six years of research by an international team of...
  11. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    First public Solar Roadways panel installed.
    grendz.com Over 2 years after the laying a bunch of solar harvesting hexagonal panels at its Idaho electronics lab, and 11 months after revealing its more powerful and more colorful third generation units, Solar Roadways has completed its first public...
  12. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Lockheed Martin has installed a bioenergy plant that turns discarded wood chips into energy to produce 250KW of power.
    grendz.com Reusing waste is no new idea. The whole green revolution is about recycling most if not all waste produced by cities. In fact, waste-to-energy plants are already being constructed in certain parts of the world like Denmark and Sweden. Lockheed...
  13. Nawab Ahmad

    Nawab Ahmad

    Nawab Ahmad


    Nawab Ahmad
    28/09/2016 #1 Nawab Ahmad
    Apples growing at Naran
  14. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    It's picture time in nature. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza


    Don Graham
    28/09/2016 #5 Don Graham
    That is such an awesome picture. Well, pictures I guess.
    Denise Da Vinha Ricieri
    28/09/2016 #4 Denise Da Vinha Ricieri
    Smile! 😁
    Luizia Patrício
    28/09/2016 #3 Luizia Patrício
    Fotogênicos muito criativo
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    28/09/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is so cute!
    Luis Cortés Tamez
    28/09/2016 #1 Luis Cortés Tamez
    Quiero salir natural! :p
  15. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Say goodbye to diesel trains.
    grendz.com The world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train has been unveiled this week by French transport company Alstom, which will be operating the incredibly quiet and environmentally friendly ‘Coradia iLint’ in Germany from next year. The best thing...
  16. ProducerGina Akers

    Gina Akers

    Support History, Heritage & Green Spaces
    Support History, Heritage & Green Spaceshttps://m.facebook.com/LoveLydiardTrust/To all my wonderful connections I need help with a important cause, please can you like The Love Lydiard Trust on Facebook:https://m.facebook.com/LoveLydiardTrustPlease also follow @LoveLydiard on Twitter to...
  17. ProducerDavid Lisle

    David Lisle

    WaterWaterThe purpose of this essay is to show that water, an essential element for life, is not a commodity as defined by modern corporations.com·mod·i·tynounnoun: commodity; plural noun: commodities1. a raw material or primary agricultural product that...


    David Lisle
    27/09/2016 #5 David Lisle
    #4 It is likely then that the United States is not signatory to that particular resolution. In Canada where I live the public can have a voice concerning the disposition of resources. We don't always get our way, but corporations don't get to ride as roughshod over us as they do in a the capitalist environment of the USA. And I realize it is pure economics, being that doesn't excuse unconscionable activity that deprives people of the right to water. The legality of doing that is another issue. I only address American issues where I feel there might be a possibility of dialogue. In particular when I get the argument that it is Okay because it is economics I generally back off. Most of the rest of the world doesn't operate on that parameter alone, but has other considerations that need meeting before corporate use can take place. However since my concern is with the depletion of water resources suitable for drinking I hasten to point out that as Pamela L. Williams wrote the amount of the Earths water that is potable is only one percent (1% ). Water and air have no political boundaries and cannot be completely under anyone's control.
    Christopher Abernathy
    26/09/2016 #4 Christopher Abernathy
    Our rights come from the Constitution, not the UN. Water rights have a very long history and are based on the Prior Appropriation Doctrine. Nestle's water rights were very likely acquired from individuals. A common transaction in the west. Its pure economics.
    Pamela L. Williams
    23/09/2016 #3 Pamela L. Williams
    A very interesting and relevant post David. For specifics: 1% of the water on earth is potable, the rest is unfit for consumption. Pollution is reducing that 1%. In addition the ground water levels stored in aquifers is in danger of being contaminated by salt water, especially on the west coast of the U.S. As the aquifer levels drop the pressure that holds out sea water infiltration lowers. When this occurs the saline levels in the aquifers rises. Since this water is used by agriculture operations throughout the midwest the soil saline levels rise, eventually making it unsuitable to grow crops.
    Just a happy thought the next time we run the water continuously while brushing our teeth and take 30 minute showers! It's also the people that can end the non-conservative use of water by corporations; let your local government officials know that the only way they will conserve is when it costs them something. The bottom line is what they are all about.
    Deb Helfrich
    23/09/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    Really important questions, @David Lisle. We all have a stake in securing the water future of our planet. The ways that certain corporations are evading equitable distribution and finding ways to profit immensely from taking this precious resource and packaging it under their corporate brand is criminal. And then there is the polluting.

    It is time to start a movement to hold corporations to the "do no harm" statement. The right to make a profit should not mean being able to decimate the natural resources of a community.
    Tony Brandstetter
    07/09/2016 #1 Tony Brandstetter
    Well done David, more so than food, water is essential to all wild life
  18. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Products made from recycled tea leaves.
    grendz.com Food companies are increasingly adopting programs to recycle waste leftover from the production process. Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. launched a “food recycle loop” system in March to recycle its coffee grounds into compost to grow vegetables and...
  19. Mark Blevins

    Mark Blevins

    Wow Mark Blevins


    Gerald Hecht
    19/09/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @don graham UNBELIEVABLE 🔥
    Don Graham
    19/09/2016 #2 Don Graham
    Yeah.. WOW
    Gerald Hecht
    19/09/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht
    "RES IPSA LOQUITUR" https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=4gEey-LFaTc
  20. ProducerGijs van Wulfen

    Gijs van Wulfen

    New Trash-Eating Drone Cleans the Harbor of Rotterdam
    New Trash-Eating Drone Cleans the Harbor of RotterdamThe port of Rotterdam, in The Netherlands, will feature soon the ‘Waste Shark,’ a drone the size of your car, floating around the port’s waters to “eat” trash for processing.Rotterdam is a port of pioneers. Ever since the plan of Pieter Caland in...


    Gijs van Wulfen
    27/09/2016 #2 Gijs van Wulfen
    #1 yes Adam. At the moment only for ports.
    Adam Moore
    21/09/2016 #1 Adam Moore
    @Gijs van Wulfen are these water drones made just for use in ports?
  21. ProducerAdam Read

    Adam Read

    Family Centered Apartment Living: The Urban Intellectual Design
    Family Centered Apartment Living: The Urban Intellectual DesignThis is another post that is an attempt at elevating the discussion of multifamily housing tailored to growing families. The last one entitled The Missing Multifamily Niche Market was well received, and I would like to carry the conversation...


    Adam Read
    20/09/2016 #6 Adam Read
    Hi @Pamela L. Williams, Thanks very much for your input as well. I will have to look into the SITES initiative because a part of this idea that I didn't include (because I don't think people are entirely ready for it yet) would be to have an option of an aquaponics facility on site that raises both fish and vegetables in-house. It could provide meaningful employment as well as educational opportunities for a wide range of people, including those with disabilities, as this kind of facility can be installed on concrete. If it's on concrete, then wheel chair access could also be considered.
    Adam Read
    20/09/2016 #5 Adam Read
    Hi @Phil Friedman. Thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed it. I agree with your points about the need to have plentiful apartments and not just condos as well as the need to have tenants with vested interest in the project. Certainly a governing system that understand the needs and rights of both tenants and landlords would be key.
    Adam Read
    20/09/2016 #4 Adam Read
    Hi @Steven Brooks. Thanks very much for the encouragement. Are your properties mixed use, garden style, high rise, or?? I'm curious to know what ideas from this post might be able to be implemented in your neighborhoods.
    Steven Brooks
    20/09/2016 #3 Steven Brooks
    Thanks for a good post on this subject. I currently own and manage several single-family properties and am exploring multi-family properties. Your post gives me some good ideas to ponder.
    Phil Friedman
    19/09/2016 #2 Phil Friedman
    @Adam Read, this is a really solid post, with interesting and substantial ideas involved. I should like to suggest that a prerequisite to moving successfully along the lines you suggest here is the institution of something like Ontario's Landlord and Tenant Act, which provides significant protections to rental or lease tenants from the arbitrary and sometimes even capricious acts and decisions made by landlords. For re-urbanization to be successful, I believe 1) rental and lease situations have to be plentiful, not just condo opportunities, and 2) tenants in apartments have to be vested with interest in design, improvement, and maintenance. These objectives can only be achieved by establishing defined legal rights for tenants in good faith. Cheers!
    Pamela L. Williams
    18/09/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    Adam, an extremely admirable Buzz. I often attend webinars by an organization called Security and Sustainability Forum. These webinars include information on many areas of Sustainability and what you are discussing falls into that realm. It not only looks at housing a population that is growing exponentially but also land use, which is a huge area of concern. To house this population and still maintain open space for agriculture, parks, etc. it will require a change from suburbia to urban living in situations like you discuss. There are many sustainable designers that are doing exactly as you suggest. In fact a friend just moved from Pennsylvania to a popular South Carolina beach. Although they have purchased a house they temporarily (a year) rented an apartment in a community where housing was above stores. Her's was retail shops but there was a Starbucks across the street. They had their own water park, running and hiking trails and traffic was minimal. Most of the workers in the shops were either teenage children of residents or retirees wanting to supplement a fixed income. The Green Building Counsel that issues LEEDS certifications started another division called the SITES initiative. It is based on land use and will certify properties that maximize sustainable landscaping and reduce construction waste from landscaping. It's pretty interesting stuff (another webinar I attended! I'm a webinar fan! and these were free!) Multi-family units are the future as the urban populations continue to grow.
  22. ProducerClaire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    The Pros and Cons of Green Walls by Claire Cardwell
    The Pros and Cons of Green Walls by Claire CardwellLiving walls have been around since ancient times. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, were built by King Nebuchadnezzar in 600 BC. According to a United Nations forecast 70% of the world population will be...


    Claire Cardwell
    17/09/2016 #2 Claire Cardwell
    #1 That's such an awesome idea @Pamela L. Williams! Urban Green Maintenence... I will suggest it to a few guys I know!
    Pamela L. Williams
    17/09/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    A wonderful share the and summary of the benefits of bringing Green into the urban environment. The work involved is well worth the benefits provided. This is an excellent small business start up ideas: Urban Green Maintenance. Just as we have multiple landscaping companies in non-urban environments; the same business plan could be implemented for urban rooftop and wall gardens. Thank you for sharing on a subject near and dear to my heart and such an important one as well! Wonderful to meet another Bee from South Africa.
  23. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    A solar power plant in California is accidentally killing up to 6,000 birds every year
    grendz.com with staff reporting that the birds keep flying into its concentrated beams of sunlight, and spontaneously bursting into flames. The problem has been going on since the site opened in 2014, and the team says it’s trying everything to save the birds...
  24. Pamela L. Williams
    Pamela L. Williams
    Meet the Texas Billionaire and GOP Donor Behind the North Dakota Pipeline Controversy
    www.truth-out.org Who is Kelcy...


    Pamela L. Williams
    15/09/2016 #3 Pamela L. Williams
    #2 Thank you @Aurorasa Sima, I meant to tag @Chas Wyatt
    Pamela L. Williams
    15/09/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    thank you @Mohammad Azam Khan for sharing this link!
  25. ProducerFlávio Rodrigues Vieira
    The Bee Movie Film - And His Teachings About Entrepreneurship
    The Bee Movie Film - And His Teachings About EntrepreneurshipBarry, newly formed by college, wants much more out of life than the inevitable career that awaits him and every other bee hive. Dissatisfied to continuing its life in the same place where he was born, grew up, studied and which would have to work...


    Mohammad Azam Khan
    14/09/2016 #9 Mohammad Azam Khan
    Thank-you for reminding of that wonderful movie, great story line, superb animation and so touching. So much of it was to bring the plight of bees to the fore and the impact negative interaction with their ways, habitat and produce was having on the world at large. I think Chas Wyat in the Nature hive had news of some 1.2 million bees killed from an error during aerial spraying to prevent Zika virus transmission to humans by infected mosquitoes. The bees need to be provided safety and security and sustenance to go about keeping the world all bright and good. Good honey @Flavio Rodrigues Vieira .. so sweet of you :-))
    Tausif Mundrawala
    14/09/2016 #8 Tausif Mundrawala
    Bees are meant to produce honey which cures someone, makes someone intellectual, reduces weight, gives pleasure etc. Innumerable hives here are meant to fill the void left by the other hives. Thanks for sharing this post.
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    14/09/2016 #7 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @Javier beBee this would be a great advertising campaign for your brand , I see a boy more accepted advertising. kkk
    Irene Hackett
    14/09/2016 #6 Anonymous
    Thanks for the tag @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira - now I must watch the film! You are quite the deep thinker and your written expression is quite enjoyable to read!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/09/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira thanks a lot for tagging me and your commentary on Bee Movie. That's one of my favorite animations. Will put it on later today 😉
    Happy to see you are on board.... Bee brilliant 🐝
    Pascal Derrien
    14/09/2016 #3 Pascal Derrien
    I love this film, this is my son's favourite for years now and he is looking forward to a sequel if any :-) Loads of food for thought in it on multiple levels :-)
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