Researchers use “ocean elevators” to grow giant sea kelp – a promising source of biofuel

Researchers made a makeshift “elevator” in the ocean to grow giant kelp, the world’s biggest species of marine algae and a promising source of biofuel. The researchers explained that giant kelp needs to be moved up and down the ocean column every day to thrive. Continue reading

Chemical found in one thousand processed foods may harm the immune system

The chemical, called TBHQ, showed potentially harmful effects in studies conducted in animals and in lab dishes. Continue reading

The Billion Agave Project

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  • The Billion Agave Project is a game-changing, ecosystem-regeneration strategy adopted by several innovative Mexican farms in the high-desert region of Guanajuato
  • The system produces large amounts of agave leaf and root stem — up to 1 ton of biomass over the 8- to 10-year life of the plant
  • When chopped and fermented in closed containers, this plant material produces an excellent, inexpensive (2 cents per pound) animal fodder
  • This agroforestry system reduces the pressure to overgraze brittle rangelands and improves soil health and water retention, while drawing down and storing massive amounts of atmospheric CO2
  • The goal of the Billion Agave campaign is to plant 1 billion agaves globally to draw down and store 1 billion tons of climate-destabilizing CO2

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EARTH GREENED 10% AND SAHARA SHRINKED 700,00 SQ KMS THIS CENTURY SAYS NASA VEGETATION INDEX DATA

According to NASA’s Vegetation Index data, the Earth greened 10% and the Sahara desert shrinked 700,00 sq. kms. so far this century. World is a greener place today than it was 20 years ago Continue reading

Tips For Saving Cold Damaged Plants

How much cold will kill a plant? Not much, although this is usually dependent on the hardiness of the plant as well as the climate. Typically, temperatures falling below freezing will quickly damage or even kill many types of plants. However, with prompt care, many of these cold damaged plants can be rescued. Better still, protecting plants from freezing cold [1] and frost [2] before damage occurs is generally a good idea. Continue reading

What Is An Heirloom Plant: Reaping The Benefits Of Heirlooms

There’s nothing better than buying some fresh tomatoes from the grocers and mixing up a batch of your famous homemade salsa — or is there? With the increasing popularity of farmer’s markets, the demand for not only organic, sustainable produce has leapt, but also the push for heirloom varieties of vegetables and fruits. Keep reading to learn more about growing heirloom plants. Continue reading

The Troubling Role of Glyphosate in COVID-19

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  • Your body substitutes glyphosate for glycine, and in so doing, poisons your body’s machinery for creating proteins
  • In normal physiology, processes in your mitochondria ensure deuterium depletion. If your mitochondria are damaged by glyphosate, they’re not going to be able to eliminate the deuterium properly and the buildup of deuterium may contribute to chronic disease
  • Glyphosate may play an important role in cases of severe COVID-19. If you’ve accumulated a lot of glyphosate in your tissues, your immune cells will be impaired, making it difficult to clear the virus
  • To avoid glyphosate exposure, the most important strategy is to eat certified organic foods whenever possible, and eat/drink more sulfur-containing foods, organic grass fed milk and butter, glacier water, animal fats, molecular hydrogen and probiotic foods
  • To help mitigate the toxic effects of glyphosate, you can take an inexpensive glycine supplement 

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Are Fungi the Earth’s Natural Internet?

“I believe that mycelium is the neurological network of nature. Interlacing mosaics of mycelium infuse habitats with information-sharing membranes. These membranes are aware, react to change, and collectively have the long-term health of the host environment in mind. The mycelium stays in constant molecular communication with its environment, devising diverse enzymatic and chemical responses to complex challenges.” — Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World Continue reading

Seedling Heat Mats: How To Use A Heat Mat For Plants

What is a heat mat for plants, and exactly what does it do? Heat mats have one basic function which is to gently warm the soil, thus promoting faster germination [1] and strong, healthy seedlings. They are useful for rooting cuttings. Heat mats are marketed as a propagation mat or seedling heat mats as well, but the function is the same. Read on for more information and learn how to use a heat mat for seed starting. Continue reading

Sayer Ji interviews Dean Henderson: 8,000 years of history converge in the post-Covid world

Sayer Ji interviews Dean Henderson on the topic of world agendas and operations that may not at first be apparent on the surface of things, and which have a long history in the making Continue reading

Cactus Landscaping – Types Of Cactus For The Garden

Cacti and succulents make outstanding landscaping plants. They require little maintenance, grow in a variety of climates, and are easy to care for and grow. Most will even tolerate neglect. These plants are also well adapted to potted environments, making them excellent candidates for growing indoors as well. Continue reading

Weed Management Mistakes – 5 Weeding Mistakes To Avoid In Gardens

Weed Management Mistakes – 5 Weeding Mistakes To Avoid In Gardens

We all have them – weeds. It’s how we handle those weeds that’s the problem. It is probably safe to say that weeding is a necessary drudgery. Most gardeners hate weeding, myself included, but we hate weeds more. Continue reading

Information On How To Protect Outdoor Plants In Winter

Information On How To Protect Outdoor Plants In Winter
Fall is the best time to get out in the garden and secure your sensitive and tender plants. Protecting plants in winter can help prevent winter scald, frozen roots, foliar damage and even death. Cold weather plant protection takes a little pre-planning and some equipment in harsher zones. In mild and temperate climates, it usually just means re-mulching and dividing peonies [1] and other early spring bloomers. Fall maintenance should include a plan for winter protection for plants and winter plant covers. Continue reading

Essential homesteading skills for self-sufficiency

Essential homesteading skills for self-sufficiency

Homesteading requires diverse skills to truly become self-sufficient. You need to produce your own food, create and mend your clothing, till the land yourself and protect yourself from invading animals or thieves.

For those looking to get into homesteading, here are some of the essential homesteading skills that you will need to learn. (h/t to HomesteadAdvisor.com) Continue reading

Toxic DDT Dumping Ground Found in Ocean

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Rumblings of a secret DDT dumpsite in the deep ocean have been going on for decades, but now photos taken by a deep-sea robot show proof
  • Shipping logs show that thousands of barrels of DDT-laced acid sludge were dumped into the ocean off the coast of Los Angeles each month following World War II
  • The dumping was done by Montrose Chemical Corp., the largest DDT manufacturer in the U.S., which operated in California from 1947 to 1982; the plant’s site is still regarded as one of the most hazardous in the U.S.
  • In addition to being very persistent in the environment, DDT is known to accumulate in fatty tissues and has been linked to cancer and reproductive concerns
  • It’s estimated the deep-ocean dumping area may contain 336,000 to 504,000 barrels of acid sludge waste contaminated with residues of DDT

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