Tax Sleuths Add Green ‘Lungs’ To The City – Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)

Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)Tax Sleuths Add Green 'Lungs' To The CityLiving Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)Due to the rising pollution levels in the city, it is becoming difficult to breathe. But the Income Tax Department here is adding green 'lungs' to the city by installing vertical gardens on its premises by making use of waste plastic bottles. The staff …

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Ashwagandha – Care2.com

Care2.com9 Amazing Health Benefits of AshwagandhaCare2.comYou can find Ashwagandha in its original form as a low-lying shrub with flat, wide green leaves and small, green bell-shaped flowers that produce orange-yellow fruit similar in appearance to cherry tomatoes. But Ashwagandha is no stranger to the tomato …

Don’t Be Fooled by These 5 Misleading Dairy Ads

By Rachel Krantz For most of my life, I genuinely believed the false advertising used to sell dairy . When I learned the truth—that nearly all cows used for dairy are kept inside, locked up, forcibly inseminated, and hooked up to painful milking machines—I was heartbroken. How had I never put two and two together: that for humans to consume cow’s milk, mother cows must have their calves taken? I had been duped by dairy brands , whose misleading ads have never been regulated, despite truth-in-advertising laws. This discrepancy prompted a 2003 lawsuit involving the ” Happy Cows” campaign , but the case was thrown out over a technicality. “The state’s false advertising law

Campaign to Create World’s Largest Sanctuary in Antarctic Ocean Gains Momentum

Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise is on its way to Antarctica, where the crew on board will be the first humans ever to visit the seafloor in the Weddell Sea. The three-month expedition will aim to further the case for a massive ocean sanctuary. In an effort to combat the threats of overfishing , plastic pollution and

For this woman, van dwelling is her solution to high rents (Video)

High rents in the city prompting this young woman to look for an alternative — in a van conversion.

Does Yosemite need a Starbucks?

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition asking that a new Starbucks be stopped from opening in the national park.

Should We Be Taxing Single-Use Cups? – Care2.com

Care2.comShould We Be Taxing Single-Use Cups?Care2.comAs I've said before, single-use cups are an environmental disaster. The sooner we get off of our addiction to them, the better. But we are throwing out massive amounts of cups each year—over 50 billion in the US alone! It's an overwhelming problem …

Green Living: Artist’s salvaged exhibition forces Vancouverites to face “mindless” waste – Straight.com

Straight.comGreen Living: Artist's salvaged exhibition forces Vancouverites to face “mindless” wasteStraight.comConstructed from recovered trash, Asim Waqif's immersive Salvaged installation runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite until April 15. Lucy Lau. If you've walked, driven, or cycled past the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite, an outdoor exhibition …

Victory: Constitution Pipeline Request Denied by FERC

Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a decision , which spells bad news for the proposed Constitution Pipeline, a 124-mile natural gas pipeline slated to run through New York State and Pennsylvania. Constitution Pipeline went to FERC and asked them to invalidate the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) denial for a necessary Clean Water Act permit for the project. Thursday, FERC rejected that request. FERC had already approved the pipeline, but NYSDEC concluded that Constitution did not provide enough information to insure that the pipeline would comply with the Clean Water

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

By Laura Sorkin Shiitake mushrooms require faith in the unseen. The fungi flourish under the cover of bark for nine to twelve months preceding the first harvest, during which eternity you can do little more than cross your fingers. Once established, though, the crop will produce fruit for approximately seven years. Plus, these umami bombs fetch as much as $20 per pound at farmers markets. Up for the challenge? You’ll want to get started now, harvesting the logs that will serve as your growing medium before trees bud out and

How to shovel snow

The TreeHugger guide to snow shovelling will help you survive the winter.

Smartphones have made parenting harder than ever

Giving a kid a phone “feels a little like trying to teach your kid how to use cocaine, but in a balanced way.”

Slowing Our Metabolism With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables | Care2 … – Care2.com

Care2.comSlowing Our Metabolism With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables | Care2 …Care2.comThe reason greens are associated with a significantly longer lifespan may be because, like caloric restriction, they improve our energy efficiency.and more »

Green Living: Artist’s salvaged exhibition forces Vancouverites to face waste – Straight.com

Straight.comGreen Living: Artist's salvaged exhibition forces Vancouverites to face wasteStraight.comConstructed from recovered trash, Asim Waqif's immersive Salvaged installation runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite until April 15. Lucy Lau. If you've walked, driven, or cycled past the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite, an outdoor exhibition …

‘Clean Energy Is a Fundamental Civil Right’: Major Campaign to Expand Access to Solar

The NAACP is launching a major environmental justice campaign on Jan. 13 to mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The ” Solar Equity Initiative ” aims to provide solar job skills training to 100 individuals, install solar panels on more than 30 homes and community centers in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, and strengthen equity in solar access policies in at least five states. The first panels will be installed on transitional housing for domestic violence survivors being served by the Los Angeles-based Jenesse Center , a nationally recognized non-profit domestic violence prevention and intervention organization

What Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand About Medical Marijuana

By C. Michael White On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo , a 2013 document that limits federal enforcement of marijuana laws. This opens the door for a crackdown in the nine states with legal recreational marijuana. The Cole memo is one of two documents that prevent the U.S. Justice Department from treating marijuana as a Schedule I drug , defined as a substance with no accepted medical treatment and high potential for abuse. The other is the 2014 Rohrabacher–Farr amendment . This legislation bars

Another reason to avoid free two-day shipping: they are shipping dogfood by air

The carbon footprint of air freight is ten times that of truck freight; perhaps it’s time for “slow shopping.”

Dental extractions are at an all-time high among British children

They’re eating far too much sugar.

Looking for Work One Minute, Lighting Up the NBA the Next: That’s Gerald Green – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportLooking for Work One Minute, Lighting Up the NBA the Next: That's Gerald GreenBleacher ReportCHICAGO — You laugh, but when Gerald Green says it with a straight face, you realize he's not joking, that in fact the newest member of the Houston Rockets didn't have a trainer working with him as he waited for an NBA team to call. He didn't even …

Bremer Punkt – ARCHITECT Magazine

ARCHITECT MagazineBremer PunktARCHITECT MagazineThis combination of loggia and kitchen creates a high quality living space, where cooking, dining, playing, and gardening are made possible. The green living quality is accentuated on a variety of scales through the careful placement of the cubes, as …

EPA Rule Change Would Expose Teenagers to Highly Toxic Chemicals

By Farron Cousins The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) is taking aim at two rules designed to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals by workers under the age of 18. The agency has filed notices with the federal register of its intent to either tweak or outright eliminate these protections for underage workers. The first rule the agency is looking to change is one the Obama administration adopted in 2015 which prohibited farmworkers under the age of 18 from handling and dispersing certain pesticides deemed too toxic for public sale. Typically, the pesticides used on large agricultural sites contain far more potent and toxic chemicals, and these pesticides

China to Plant New Forests the Size of Ireland This Year

China ‘s government announced plans for a major reforestation project. The country aims to grow about 6.66 million hectares of new forests this year, an area roughly the size of Ireland. The announcement was made last week by Zhang Jianlong, the head of China’s State Forestry Administration, in an effort to shed the country’s image as a major polluter and become a global environmental leader, the Telegraph reported. China is the world’s largest emitter and remains heavily dependent on coal, but the country has been cleaning

Big doors & windows make this all-season teardrop trailer feel open

Nimble and functional, this teardrop trailer features lots of nice views out.