Why Not Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Planting Trees?

Published on November 29th, 2016 | by

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In direct response to over-the-top consumer spending “holidays” like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday offers an excellent opportunity to help support our valiant non-profit organizations and our overburdened Earth. Why not celebrate #GivingTuesday by planting trees? Partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation, Home Care Assistance has announced it will plant 5,000 new trees in […] read more

Clean Energy Jobs Increasing While Fossil Fuel Jobs Are Decreasing IRENA Says.

Published on November 28th, 2016 | by

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IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, says the trend is clear. Jobs in clean energy industries like solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric are increasing while jobs in oil, natural gas, and coal extraction are decreasing worldwide. About 8.1 million people worldwide had jobs in the clean energy in 2015. That’s up from 7.7 million in […] read more

#NoDAPL – Pray for the Water Protectors & Sign the IPL Petition

Published on November 28th, 2016 | by

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Originally published on Edenkeeper.org Violence is escalating against the Water Protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux. On Sunday night, November 20th, temperatures were below freezing when peaceful protesters were fired on with water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We need to act now to help support their peaceful, unarmed efforts to protect their sacred […] read more

Coconut Crabs Possess Strongest Pinching Force Of All Crustaceans (Greater Than Biting Force Of All Terrestrial Animals Excepts Alligators), Research Finds

Published on November 26th, 2016 | by

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The coconut crab has the strongest pinching force of all crustaceans — with the force applied during pinching actually being greater than the biting force of all living terrestrial animals except for alligators — according to new research detailed in a paper published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. Notably, the research found that that […] read more

Ant Species (Philidris Nagasau) On Fiji Has Been Symbiotically Farming With Epiphytes For Around 3 Million Years, Research Finds

Published on November 26th, 2016 | by

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While farming has long been a known phenomenon amongst various ant species, there’s much that remains unknown. With that in mind, new research has revealed some interesting things about the symbiotic partnership and farming that goes on between the ant species Philidris nagasau and at least 6 types of plant within the genus Squamellaria on […] read more

Retreat Of Pine Island Glacier In West Antarctica Began In 1940s, Through Ocean-Driven Thinning & Retreat Of Sea-Ice Shelves (Climate Change), Research Finds

Published on November 26th, 2016 | by

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The retreat and thinning of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, which had been known to go back at least as far as satellite monitoring of the region in the early 1990s, began all the way back in the 1940s — owing to ocean-driven thinning and retreat of sea-ice shelves, thereby leading to inland-glacier acceleration […] read more

Compounds That Give Plants Their Vibrant Colors Improve Brain-Functioning In Older Adults, Research Finds

Published on November 23rd, 2016 | by

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Many people find the bright, vibrant colors of various fruits and vegetables to be culinarily appealing, and an apparent appetite stimulant. Interestingly, new research has suggested that these same compounds, that give plants their visual appeal (to the eyes of humans, and various other animals), help to improve brain-functioning in older adults. The new research, […] read more

Large Marine Animals More Likely To Go Extinct Than Smaller Ones, Unprecedented & Humans Are To Blame, Research Finds

Published on November 22nd, 2016 | by

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Large marine animals are now more likely to go extinct than smaller ones — a situation that is apparently unprecedented on the planet — owing to the overfishing of the world’s oceans by humans, new research has found. Marine animals of larger-size have in the past not been killed at a rate so notably higher, […] read more

Deforestation & Tree Deaths Can Have Significant Effects On Global Climate Patterns, Research Finds

Published on November 19th, 2016 | by

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Deforestation events and mass tree deaths — whether through drought, heat, and insect infestations — can have significant effects on global climate patterns, according to new research from the University of Washington. To put that another way, while deforestation and mass-deaths of trees can cause the complete upheaval of the local environment, effects also include […] read more