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Mother Earth Monday: Lullaby for Trees

Trees sleep!  It’s true!   “It was a very clear effect, and applied to the whole tree,” says András Zlinszky of the Centre for Ecological Research in Tihany, Hungary. “No one has observed this effect before at the scale of whole trees, and I was surprised by the extent of the changes.”

Zlinszky and his colleagues scanned trees in Austria and Finland with laser beams between sunset and sunrise.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Vote Yes on 4 for Florida Solar

Our friends at the Sustany Foundation remind you to “Vote YES on 4 for your right to Solar Energy!  There are dueling efforts in the solar energy marketplace going on in Florida. It is important that you understand the difference in each of the solar ballot issues.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Cruising Into Oblivion

Growing up on the sailboat Sahai I watched in sorrow as the environment was destroyed before my eyes. Vibrant reefs packed with bright, darting fish and animals of all varieties became dead zones by the time I went to college.  Now a cruise ship merrily spews dirty crap through the once-mythical Northwest Passage. … Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Man Lives as a Goat

Now this is really strange … and really interesting!   Is it post-humanism or trans-humanism or a strange fetish that has Thomas Thwaites  investigating what it might be like to live as a goat.

“He set a goal of crossing the Swiss Alps, and found a sympathetic goatherd who was willing to let him live amongst his herd in September 2014.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Projecting Change on The Empire State Building

**Sign the Pledge for Wildlife** http://bit.ly/racingextinctionesb

Manta rays, 40 stories high. Blue whales swimming hundreds of feet above the city streets. The vision of Academy Award® winning, RACING EXTINCTION director Louie Psihoyos and world-renowned visual artist Travis Threlkel (Chief Creative Officer of Obscura Digital), this projection event on one of the world’s most iconic buildings will catalyze a movement to preserve the real treasure of our beautiful planet: its life.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Dams Cause Extinctions

A new study by University of East Anglia researchers confirms what numerous Indigenous communities have long charged: gigantic hydroelectric dam construction projects are not environmentally friendly, as proponents claim, but in fact pose a profound threat to biodiversity and life in the Amazon.

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Mother Earth Monday – The OTHER Solar Power

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have seen explosive growth because of their stunning 99 percent price drop in the past quarter century. As a result, the other form of solar power — concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) — is a small fraction of the solar market.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: German Military Bases Become Bird Sanctuaries

Out with the guns, in with the wildlife!  That is the plan for military bases in Germany. Sixty-two disused military bases on what used to be the edge of the Iron Curtain in West Germany will be turned into bio reserves for rare eagles and woodpeckers, as well as threatened bats and beetles and other critters.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Root Bridges in Cherrapungee

Mother Nature offers all sorts of solutions if we just help her out.  Case in point are these amazing bridges that are coaxed from natural tree roots in India.   1

The southern Khasi and Jaintia hills are humid and warm, crisscrossed by swift-flowing rivers and mountain streams.… Read the rest