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story of our soil

“The regeneration of soil is the task of our generation.”

The video is great, but their petition is even better. Learn more about the Story of Soil on the group’s website. which is a project dedicated to convincing the California legislature to allocate $160 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to help rebuild healthy soils.


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the real world …. of 17th century farming

This is the true story… of seven strangers and farm animals… picked to live on a 17th century farm…working together with only the tools available in the year 1620 ….
Tune in to find out what happens… when people stop being polite… and start getting real…
Spoiler alert: everyone on this show is always polite if not totally charming!
Also, they are historians, archeologists, and experts in agrarian culture.
it is basically the best show ever.
There is 1 episode for each month, starting with September.


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corroding our democracy (big oil, the canadian government, and the silencing of environmental science)

Democracy Now on the (nearly) unbelievable story of they extent to which Canada’s oil industry has stifled the country’s democracy, silenced its scientists, and crippled its environmentalist movements. It is bananas, and it is worse than you would have imagined.

“Well first of all, the government has shut down the majority of scientific research in the country that had to do with climate change. This is a government in denial […] They fired hundreds of scientists, and the ones that are left are being told that they can’t release their research to us, even though it’s tax-funded research. They are also being told that they can’t talk to the press unless they have to have a handler and it’s an approved interview. They have to have a handler from the prime minister’s office. So the scientists I’ve talked to, they’re embarrassed; they’re frustrated; they’re protesting. Last week in Canada we had thousands of scientists hit the streets in their lab coats protesting the federal government because they can’t speak. They’re being muzzled.”


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save the bees (3 ways)

bees

  1. Watch this short interview: Tree Hive Bees- Scientific Research to Save the Honeybees
For those who are concerned about the plight of the honeybees, here’s a recent interview with a bee researcher who is doing novel work to try and find solutions. This may be a timely video given that there are still groups out there denying that Colony Collapse Disease is even a real problem.
Indirectly, it’s a wake-up call for government to increase funding to enable basic research, as time may be running out.

2. Read this article: Pesticides Are Killing Greece’s Bees: Honey Industry Suffers Amid Broader Economic Turmoil

3. Watch this film: Vanishing of the Bees narrated by Ellen Page

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