Sunday, April 3, 2016

Controversial new rice-growing experiment in California

One farmer has a radical idea that could transform California rice growing, and it has some conservationists concerned. It's not genetically engineered, nor is it grown with harsher toxins or pesticides than usual. So, what is the controversy? Drip irrigation, which could cut water use in half. However, water-conservation may not be environmentally friendly in this case, according to many wildlife experts... Read more

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Five ways to green your garden this spring



Nothing is quite so rewarding as growing a garden. It delivers daily delights of new leaves, new blooms, and the joy of watching delicate seedlings transform into robust and thriving plants. The exercise and fresh air are healthy. And, in the case of a veggie garden, your health and taste buds are richly rewarded come harvest time.
One of the best ways to thank the Earth for the blessings of your garden is to use eco-friendly products and techniques. Yes, purchasing organic soil amendments can be more pricey than chemical-laden standard varieties. The expense is well worth it, if you can afford the higher price. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune. In fact, some of the best green garden tips are not only Earth friendly, but they can also save you some green in your wallet.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The dress controversy: An example of what is wrong with humanity




Yes, I am one of those people who think that we should pay more attention to important issues, and less attention to the frivolous and non-consequential. Inattention and ignorance of important problems in the world is a serious issue, but that’s not what this article is about.