Browsing Month July, 2010

Top 9 Most Interesting Trees in the World

By | July 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm | 13 comments

Trees are the longest living organisms on earth and one of the planet's most valuable natural resources. They purify the air we breath, improve water quality, prevent erosion of soil, provide food and shade, reduce noise pollution, and help make our surroundings more...

Posted in: Nature

Ecolutionize Your Menstrual Cycle

By | July 23, 2010 at 6:16 pm | 5 comments

For decades people have been using the term, “on the rag” to describe when someone is having their menstrual cycle. The ironic thing about this somewhat degrading, slightly humorous term is that no one is really “on the rag” anymore. What they are on are...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle, Natural Beauty

The Story of Cosmetics

By | July 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 4 comments

Once again Annie Leonard has created a video to give us the full story behind our consumer purchases. This time her focus is not just on consumerism in general, like her revealing mini-documentary The Story of Stuff, but specifically on an industry that brings in over $1 billion...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle, Natural Beauty

Climate Change and World Hunger

By | July 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm | One comment

Countless scientists and environmentalists have agreed that the climate crisis is one of the biggest issues facing the planet today. I, like many others, would argue that poverty and global hunger are just as prevalent and should cause a commensurate level of concern....

Posted in: Politics, Science

Four Reasons to Avoid Genetically Modified Food

By | July 19, 2010 at 9:16 pm | 3 comments

Over the years scientists have made extraordinary advances when it comes to the genetic modification of living organisms. For example, in existence there are “monster salmon” that grow three times their size, corn that has been genetically modified to have pesticides...

Posted in: Science

Humans to Blame for Rise in Inidan Ocean

By | July 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm | One comment

A recent study by the University of Boulder in Colorado shows that humans are partially to blame for the rise in sea levels and temperature change in parts of the Indian Ocean. The study suggests that human-caused increases in greenhouse gases are amplifying climate...

Posted in: Science

Animal Rights Gaining Popularity

By | July 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm | No comments

In the U.S. and throughout most of the world, there is increasing concern for the rights of animals. From California’s egg referendum, placed on the ballot in 2008, to Spain’s recent call for rights for non-human primates, people are voting in greater numbers to...

Posted in: Food, Politics

Send a Text, Save a Tiger!

By | July 14, 2010 at 12:13 am | One comment

Just a few centuries ago the tiger population was over 100,000. Today it is down to a mere 3,200. This number is shocking not only for its diminutive quantity, but alarming due to its rapid decline. Of the eight species of tigers, only five are still in existence, and with...

Posted in: Uncategorized

Heightened Empathy in Vegans and Vegetarians

By | July 13, 2010 at 12:15 am | One comment

Ask any vegetarian or vegan where the desire to eliminate animal products from their diet came from and you are likely to find that they did so for ethical reasons. A lifestyle choice that stems from ethically-driven intentions which are cultivated from empathetic thoughts,...

Posted in: Food, Science

Saving a Generation of Sea Turtles

By | July 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm | One comment

As the sea turtle nesting grounds along the Gulf Coast become more polluted from the oil spill U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services have decided to take action by implementing a high-risk plan that will relocate 70,000 sea turtle eggs to Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The plan to...

Posted in: Politics, Science

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