Wind Turbines in Tunisia Photo by Anastasia Palagutina on Unsplash
“Mitigation is the best adaptation.”
Quamrul Chowdhury, Adaptation Expert and Lead Negotiator for the Least Developed Countries
The Hunger Stones resurfaced last month along central European rivers. These river boulders are carved with inscriptions that memorialize years of suffering, famine, and economic distress from past droughts. One prophetic writing from 1616 translates… Continue reading
During my South Florida Master Gardener training, a fellow student asked our extension agent what was the best solution to combat both our dry winters and torrential summer rains. “Mulch, mulch and more mulch,” the extension agent responded. That was 15 years ago, and I can tell you that was the best advice I ever received about gardening. Plus, it’s worked in both the subtropics and the high desert of… Continue reading
Lately, I’ve been waking up every morning between 5-6 AM hearing bird songs. There are sounds of Canadian Geese and Mourning Doves and many other songbirds . The other day, a Black-billed Magpie chased after my dog and me for about 200 feet –cackling all the way. Accidentally, we had stopped under a tree and the bird’s nest. My dog was oblivious. I… Continue reading
Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay
Did you know that Charles Darwin spent his life enamored with worms?
“It may be doubted if there are any other animals which have played such an important part in the history of the world as these lowly organized creatures,” Darwin wrote in his final book (“The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Actions
It’s 2020 baby!
It is the last year of the decade. This has been a decade where we’ve seen an unbelievable escalation of climate disruption along with a groundswell in the global youth climate movement. And, none of it is over yet (remember I said last year in the decade) as emissions are still going up.
This isn’t some post about the Marie
Last week, a video of an Australian grandmother taking the shirt off her back and plucking a koala from a tree, as a bushfire engulfed the area around them went viral. The koala was taken to a local koala hospital where he was treated. The rescuer named him “Ellenborough Lewis” after her grandchildren. Everyone… Continue reading
That Was Then
“It’s record hot everywhere,” I heard a guy say as I was sitting under a tree outside of a café in Pagosa Springs, Colorado in late July. His son–maybe seven years old– replied,
“Yeah, if it’s this hot now, imagine what it will be like in 30 years. You’re lucky. Your generation screwed it up and we are the ones who have
Confession: I’m a lazy gardener
I’ve always operated under the assumption that most people are too. Life is busy, of course, and there are lots of moving parts. I love my garden, and love eating the bounty that it creates. I just don’t have the time to care for it. So, I plant and hope for the best… Continue reading
“The Earth has lost her equilibrium. The fact that we have lost connection with Earth’s natural rhythm is the cause of modern sickness…
We need to realize that the conditions that will help to restore the necessary balance don’t come from outside us; they come from inside us, from our own mindfulness, our own level of