The Earth911.com Quiz #8: Mother’s Day and the Environment

May 8, 2018 by  
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Three border collies tear through a charred Chilean forest with backpacks full of seeds

February 15, 2018 by  
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Over 1.4 million acres were burned in Chile in 2017, in the country’s worst wildfire season in history. According to Mother Nature Network , the fire left in its wake a ravaged landscape, but a furry team led by Francisca Torres, a dog trainer who also runs the dog -oriented community, Pewos , came to the rescue. She outfitted three border collies with backpacks filled with seeds , and sent then dashing through the forest. Das, Olivia, and Summer will melt your heart. As they careen through the forest sporting seed-filled backpacks, seeds trickle out; the humans behind the mission hope the spilled seeds will sprout and grow, reviving the forest. For the animals , it’s just a chance to frolic and have fun, according to Torres, their owner. Related: Frida the rescue dog helps search for survivors after Mexico’s deadly earthquake (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.12’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Feliz dia madre tierra ?? Posted by Pewos on Sunday, May 14, 2017 Das is the oldest at six, and she leads the way with her pups, Summer and Olivia, both two-years-old. The dogs earn treats as they wait for their backpacks to be filled with more seeds, when they come back to their handlers, and at the end of the day’s work. They can cover up to 18 miles, spreading over 20 pounds of future plants, according to Mother Nature Network. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.12’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Posted by Pewos on Thursday, April 20, 2017 Torres launched the effort in March 2017, and went back to the forest regularly over six months. Her sister, Constanza Torres, also helped; the two women pay for the native seeds , backpacks, and trips to the forest and plan to start the project up again soon. Torres told Mother Nature Network, “We have seen many results in flora and fauna coming back to the burned forest!” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.12’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Posted by Pewos on  Friday, March 31, 2017 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.12’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Posted by Pewos on  Friday, March 31, 2017 Francisca Torres told Mother Nature Network they specifically use border collies because they are super smart. When they’re not reviving forests, the dogs work with sheep and in disc and obedience training. Via Mother Nature Network Images via Depositphotos

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Student ditches cramped dorm to live large in a self-built tiny house

February 15, 2018 by  
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Although tiny home living may not be for everyone, there is one group who is certainly taking advantage of the minimal living trend – college students. Instead of paying thousands of dollars to stay in a cramped, closet-like dorm room, one ambitious college student named Bradley took his living situation into his own hands by building his own 230-square-feet abode, aptly named Rolling Quarters. After spending a year paying for on campus housing, Bradley decided it was time to build his own home, something that would give him his own personal space and designed to his taste. “Right out of high school I went and paid a year’s worth of rent and decided that wasn’t for me,” he said in an interview with Living Big In A Tiny House . “So I moved back home to save some money and pay for it all in cash to build it.” Related: Two college students build a tiny home for under $500 After purchasing a 27-foot-long trailer, he looked to Craigslist to find materials he could repurpose into his new home. A few things like the vinyl siding were bought new, but the total price of the project came in just under $15,000. Bradley’s self-built tiny home on wheels is just 230 square feet, but packs a large punch in terms of living space. The entrance of the home is through a lovely wooden deck with two rocking chairs set up to enjoy the surrounding wooded lot. The interior space has a comfy, cabin-like atmosphere with wooden flooring and wood-planked ceiling. The living space, which is air-conditioned, is at the heart of the home, with a medium sized pull-out sofa and tv, and a small nook for a desk. The kitchen, although compact, is incredibly efficient and conceals a number of space-saving and storage features. Additional storage is tucked under the stairs that lead up to the sleeping loft. Although Bradley now lives off campus, that doesn’t mean that his social life was affected. In fact, the ambitious student has had up to 25 guests in his home and even occasionally rents out Rolling Quarters on Airbnb . + Rolling Quarters Instagram Via Apartment Therapy Images via Rolling Quarters Instagram and Airbnb. Video via Living Big in a Tiny House Just 25 people hanging out comfortably in a tiny house. #saystheguywiththelofttohimself #tinyhouse #bradthebuilder #thow #tinyhouseonwheels #diythow #tinyhousemovement #diytinyhouse #minimalist #minimalism A post shared by Rolling Quarters Tiny House (@rolling_quarters_tinyhouse) on Oct 7, 2017 at 7:37am PDT

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10 amazing uses for biomimicry in business

December 28, 2016 by  
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We can learn a lesson or two from Mother Nature.

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10 Relief Remedies Using Essential Oils

September 2, 2016 by  
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All across the globe people suffer from ailments such as headaches, anxiety, insomnia, nail fungus, minor cuts and more.  Relief usually comes in the form of pharmaceuticals or alternatively, essential oils. Derived from Mother Earth, essential…

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Stress levels of fathers may have big effects on childhood development

August 7, 2016 by  
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It seems like a no-brainer that a child’s development depends on the physical and mental health of both parents. But studies usually focus on the disposition of the mother, not the father—an approach that could be flawed, according to a new study from Michigan State University (MSU) . The MSU study found that a father’s mental health and stress levels might have a bigger effect on the childhood development than previously thought.

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20 Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 4, 2016 by  
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Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the special women in your life, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could also celebrate Mother Earth in the process too?  This Mother’s Day, why not treat your mother to something special…

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Thousands of women create world’s largest crochet blanket in India

February 7, 2016 by  
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After six months and an incredible amount of yarn, the Mother India’s Crochet Queens have set a new Guinness World Record for creating the largest crochet blanket in the world. Over two thousand women between the ages of 8 and 85 worked together to create the colorful, soccer pitch-sized blanket that stretched over 11,000 square meters in size. Now that the record has been reached, the blankets will be donated to NGOs, which will distribute them to underprivileged people across the country. READ MORE>

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Swine flu vaccine makes a girl fall asleep 40 times a day

June 19, 2015 by  
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When 13-year-old Lucy Tonge started drifting off in front of the television , her mother chalked it up to being a teen. And when she slumped over when laughing, her mother thought she was just being silly. But when Lucy started to just pass out without warning, her family started to realize that something was really wrong. Lucy has narcolepsy, a chronic condition where the brain cannot properly control sleep and awake cycles. It turns out that a swine flu vaccine Tonge received in 2009 causes the narcolepsy. She received the vaccine a few months before the first symptoms appeared. Read the rest of Swine flu vaccine makes a girl fall asleep 40 times a day Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: british dpw , british government department of work and pensions , glaxosmithkline , lucy tonge , narcolepsy , swine flu , swine flu disease , swine flu vaccine , vaccinations

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Welcome to the water tech boom: 3 ways to do more with less

May 28, 2015 by  
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Innovation is the mother of necessity, the saying goes. So as water resources in California are stretched to their last drops, innovators are developing ways to do more with less.

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