Blog – Page 181 – Eco Snippets

One Third Of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Winter, Threatening Food Supply…

More on the bee apocalypse… “Nearly one in three commercial honeybee colonies in the United States died or disappeared last winter, an unsustainable decline that threatens the nation’s food supply… Multiple factors — pesticides, fungicides, parasites, viruses and malnutrition — are believed to cause the losses, which were officially announced today by a consortium of […]

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Building A Solar Furnace To Heat The Shed…

Here’s a pretty cool little “up-cycling” project. This guy got some free time one day and decided, instead of sitting on his ass, he was going to made a basic solar furnace to take the chill off his garage. Built using old soda cans and other scrap materials… “I decided instead to take advantage of the south-facing side […]

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How To Make Home Made Baby Wipes…

Lets face it, baby stuff is expensive. And there’s a whole bunch of stuff new mums need. Nappies, wipes, creams, more nappies, wipes, and creams… So why not make your own home made baby wipes? They don’t contain alcohol and they are super-soothing for those delicate areas, especially if you’re dealing with a diaper rash. They’re […]

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World War Bee (Maybe) – Putin VS Obama

An impending bee apocalypse could lead to world war, according to Putin… The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting last month with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of […]

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Free Documentry – Gas Land

In May 2008, Josh Fox received a letter from a natural gas company offering to lease his family’s land in Milanville, Pennsylvania for $100,000 to drill for gas. Following the lease offer, he looked for information about natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale under large parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. […]

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Organic Chicken Feed Is Cheep When You Make It Yourself

A benefit of raising your own chickens is having inexpensive organic eggs and meat. The problem is that in many areas it is nearly impossible to get organic chicken feeds and even if you can it is expensive. Of course you can order it online, or have your feed store special order it but it […]

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The Portable Treehouse

Want to go camping, but afraid of bugs, snakes, or bears? Why not pitch your tent in the air, above the forest floor and away from critters and potential predators, with Tentsile, “the world’s most versatile tent.” The portable tent-hammock hybrid can be used in nearly any environment, anchored to trees in the heart of […]

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So You Wanna Pick A Fight With A Bear?

Looking to pick a fight with a bear? Well, we wish you good luck with that, but just incase… According to Stephen Colbert, bears are the number one threat to America today. Sure, bears look cute when they’re rummaging through a garbage can looking for food, but don’t let their cuteness lull you into carnal […]

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Franken Seeds – Hybrid Seeds vs GMOs

Hybrid Seeds. Genetically-modified (GMO) seeds. Heirloom seeds. The labels often confuse people. Not a single day passes without some well-meaning reader leaving a comment like this one: “GMOs are perfectly safe. Farmers and gardeners have been cross-breeding seeds like this for thousands of years. Take off your tinfoil hats, people!” Um… no. Just no. Farmers […]

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