Home-scale anaerobic digesters produce more energy than solar panels anytime day or night, rain or shine while generating high-quality fertilizer for local food security and diverting organic waste from landfills. Biogas is the same as fossil natural gas only instead of taking 65 million years to make, we can make it every day in our own backyards, enjoying energy independence and security while improving the environment. ...more »
In Lancaster County PA, many Farmers tell you they don't read or speak English so they doln't know they are breaking the law when their livestock stands in creeks or when they burn huge plastic containers off State Road 89s beween Strasburg and Delaware. Many people from all backgrounds, burn their garbage after 5 and on weekends when no Fire Marshall is working. Start a Youth Facebook/Kindle/IPhone program to create ...more »
Solar panels on my house produce more than enough energy for my car and my household electric needs. Compared to the cost of gas, I'm saving money. See how much:
As discussed under air quality, based on admittedly limited (self-funded) layman testing and research...the background radiation levels over a significant swatch geographical swath (about 250 miles of road) appear to be elevated over historical levels. Roughly, the readings are about 2x over historical levels. Is this enough of a change to cause issues with some species? In general, mammals are considered to be the ...more »
In Colorado there are 3.6M+ acres of beetle-kill pine. We are in a sever to extreme drought and it is only getting worse every day. Current USDA Forest Service policy and budget allow for the protection of human life and residential structures. Forest firest are not prevented from occurring (using thinning of deadwood and other management practices), as learned from the Yellowstone fire. This beetle-kill is primarily ...more »
The Annual Quality Report and water Conservation guide has been a required report since 1996. In many jurisdictions a whole booklet is mailed to all water meter owners for specific utilities. My recommendation is that instead of the entire report being mailed, why not mail a card directing the meter owners to a web site with the information, or offering to send copies to those who need hard copies. Millions of dollars ...more »
From building codes to greenhouse gas emissions standards, elected officials can make a huge difference in how much carbon is in the atmosphere. Get out and vote for candidates who make green a priority. Every vote counts.
During 1960s, the chemical fertilizers were introduced to the fields in the name of green revolution which created immense imbalance in soil chemistry, the soil biota. As a result of which the natural balance was totally disrupted. This green revolution created hundreds of environmental problems during last 5 decades. In the same way, in modern era the genetic engineering tools are made in practice to disrupt the natural ...more »
Is I live in mass just watched frontline program on the planned mega mine that an evil and sinister corporation named pebble plans to build in alaska that will screw the people and kill the fish while displacing lots of wildlife and ruining that beautiful landscape. Is nothing safe from greed? Wtf! However the EPA has the power to stop them. Now im just a girl that really doesnt care about much besides tanning and my ...more »
These take forever to degrade - like almost never. What if we had enclosed areas on the ocean where they are floating on the water - in a net so that ocean life and birds can't eat them, but they reflect back the heat that the ocean normally absorbs. We could put these on land as well. As long as they are contained by a net, they will help reduce climate change. Even a little helps when everyone's ideas are adopted.
Many people don't think about the fresh water that comes out of their taps, into garden hoses and their toilets. By promoting simple ideas and some easy technology we can save so much water that literally goes down the drain unnecessarily. From using grey water, turning off taps while brushing teeth, taking out lawns and replacing with xeriscaping, etc.
Honeybee populations are drastically declining due in part to viruses, monoculture and pesticides, but also due to fewer plants and flowers and habitat that support bees. If there are no bees there is no pollination and no fruits and many vegetables that rely on bees.