Faithful Earth911 readers know it takes an awful lot to get me fired up about something. Well, get ready because I’m coming at you with guns blazing. It’s time to be an advocate for the bees. Yes, you heard that right: bees. Literally tens of thousands—and sometimes millions—of these little guys are dying at an alarming rate, and it’s time we did something to stop it.
WHY ARE BEES IMPORTANT?
It may seem like a little thing for some bees to die although it should be noted that it is not jus…
Have you ever heard of a seed bomb? Seed bombs are horticultural works of whimsy that allow you to sow seeds in hard to reach places. They’re also ideal for use “in locations where a gardener is unable to spend long [amounts of time] preparing the ground for conventional sowing,” according to Guerrilla Gardening. Seed bombs are a pretty innovative and imaginative way to “enable very spontaneous floral attacks,” and they can sometimes be tricky to make, but they’re an awesome project to under…
Finding Energy in Our Groceries
When you think of businesses that can make an impact environmentally you probably don't think of a grocery store. Oil and gas companies, big box retailers, even paper mills and lumber yards probably pop into your mind. According to the grocery stores, they discard more than 2.7 million tons of food waste per year. The majority of that waste ends up in landfills where it decomposes and puts methane gas into the air, which we all know is not a good thing. In fact…
Can you imagine a world without orange juice? Grapefruit juice? Lemon pound cake? Lemonade? Or even key lime pie? That would be terrible, wouldn’t it? Well, if a new disease has its way, we’ll be in a less sweet and zesty world before long.
REVEALED: CITRUS GREENING DISEASE
Citrus greening is a fast-spreading disease without any cure. Spread by the Asian Citrus Psyllid, citrus greening – which is also known as huanglongbing or yellow dragon disease – has eradicated over 90,000 acres o…
Growing trends in eco-friendly living indicate bamboo is a progressively popular option for greenies. Bamboo is an alternative plant that may be used to create everything from bath towels to flooring, and can be integrated into nearly any area of your life.
WHY BAMBOO IS ECO-FRIENDLY
Deforestation has created problems across different areas of the world that can take decades to reverse. Deforested areas experience a devastating domino effect, as they leave plants at higher risk fo…