In the pre-technology era, coal miners would carry caged canaries with them for the duration of their shifts. The birds acted as an early warning system for toxic gasses such as methane and carbon monoxide: if they reached levels lethal to humans, the more sensitive canaries became sick or died, signalling to the miners they . . .
Celebrations to be had in this little pocket of the world. The city of Hamburg (Germany) has banned the following list of non sustainable items from their government-run buildings stating that taxpayer money will not be spent on products that don’t meet it’s high sustainability standards Coffee capsuals or pods plastic cutlery and plates beer, soft . . .
7 resources to help you create a low toxin /no nasties environment in your home. The cat has been let out of the bag and continues to wreak havoc in our environment and on our health – (sorry cat lovers). This cat is the continuous release of new, untested chemicals onto the market and used . . .
Robert Owen, author of the recently released book The Australian Beekeeping Manual – written specifically for Australian beekeepers – shares tips on how to create a bee-friendly garden, whether you’re a beekeeper, or just want to encourage bees to visit your garden. What is the ideal garden for . . .
Look upstream. Los Angeles doctor Rishi Manchanda treats more than the symptoms a patient presents with: he tries to get to the root cause of the illness. Manchanda does this by looking “upstream” at the social and environmental influences underlying the condition. Now, he is taking this one step further with a campaign to teach doctors and other . . .