Zachary Burrell

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What Do Young Libertarians Have to Say about Climate Change?

In less than three weeks delegates from 195 countries will gather for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France.<p>The stakes could …

Leaky Gut Syndrome: What You Should Know About Your Gut Bacteria

There's a universe of living organisms in your digestive tract, and the little critters can do a ton for you. Up to 100 trillion cells live in your gut microbiome, forming a world that scientists are still working to understand. 100 trillion cells -- that's enough microbes to make it the highest …

Microbiology

Here's the dirt on a prefabricated plastic earth sheltered home design you can buy off the shelf

No, this isn't Hobbiton or a scene from Teletubbies. It's a rendering of a community of earth-sheltered houses built from a new prefab building …

Endocrine disruptors and human health

A friend of mine worked in the petroleum industry for much of her professional career, now consults on ecological business practices, and in the year …

FDA

Wildlife Group Says Not To Rake Leaves, As If You Needed A Reason

Environmentalists are confirming what teens have known for decades: Raking is terrible and overrated.<p>Bagging up leaves and throwing them out destroys precious habitat for small animals and fills up landfills. In fact, leaves and other “yard debris” make up 33 million tons of solid waste — or 13 …

Gardening

Mushrooms May Really Be Magic After All

A typical mushroom shoots tens of thousands of spores into the atmosphere every second, and until a decade ago nobody knew how.<p>In the 1990s, Miami University botany professor Nicholas Money decided to look into "one of the great unsolved mysteries in fungal biology," identified a century earlier by …

Mushrooms

Entrepreneurs Turn the Classic Theory of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs on its Head

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The classic theory, Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, is supposed to help us to understand human motivation. Maslow grounds his pyramid with physiological needs such as food, shelter and sleep, followed by safety needs that include …

Entrepreneurship

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …

Renewable Energy

It’s the chemical Monsanto depends on. How dangerous is it?

It’s hard to talk soberly about glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. Roundup, as anyone following the GMO brouhaha knows, is the herbicide that genetically modified crops have been designed to tolerate. Glyphosate tolerance is a trait that allows farmers to spray the GM crops and kill the …

Agriculture

The 5 biggest misconceptions about watering your lawn and garden during a drought

Four months into mandatory watering restrictions that have curbed Southern California's residential irrigation routines, the news is both good and not so good. On the plus side, citizens are saving water — in many cases, beyond expectations. Many cities are making their mandatory cutback levels and …

Build Your Own Teardrop Camping Trailer by Yourself

We introduced Happy Camper’s H1 travel trailer last week. Right, impressive, but expensive. Need some alternative? If you know some hands-on skills, …

Cove 3 - a modern cliff house by SAOTA and Antoni Associates

This <b>modern cliff house</b>, designed by by SAOTA and in cooperation with Antoni Associates, was completed in 2010 and is elegantly nestled into the …

Architecture

How fertilizer alters soil microbes around the world - Futurity

Results from test plots of grasslands around the world agree: Adding nitrogen and phosphoros to the soil alters microbial communities.

Farming

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused in a Distracted World

While raising my four kids I played traffic cop. Really. They all wanted my attention, all at the same time. Often I’d find myself holding out one hand, fingers outstretched with palms facing forward signaling, “stop”, while using the other hand to call one specific child towards me so he/she could …

Time Management

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. A recent poll states …

Agriculture

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Poured Concrete

An encore to the usefulness of concrete in the garden! (Our previous post on the subject focused on genius ideas for Hardscaping 101: Poured-in-Place …

Landscaping

12 chores small-business owners should pay someone else to do

Time is the greatest asset a small-business owner can have.<p>But when you're working around the clock on so many important tasks to keep your business running, you're often left with very little time or energy to tend to the smaller things like household chores and administrative work.<p>Laura …

Small Business

How We Can Save America's Endangered Species

The Endangered Species Act is one of the world's most effective wildlife protection laws. More than 1,300 imperiled species of plants, fish, and …

Relentless Wildfires, Water Scarcity and Marine Die-Offs: Living With Climate Disruption

Nick Bruinsma, a Big Bear firefighter and spokesman for the US Forest Service, watches portions of the Lake County fire burn in the San Bernardino …

20 of the Most Surreal Plants We've Ever Seen

These botanical oddballs are anything but down-to-earth...

Texas electricity goes negative: Wind power was so plentiful one night that producers paid the state to take it.

In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, the mighty state of Texas was asleep. The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office …

Renewable Energy
Biology

Urban Farming Hits The Roof

<b>By Don Willlmott</b><p>Arugula in Austin. Mint in Miami. Rhubarb in Rio. While some of the press about the rise of urban farming suggests that it's merely the province of artisanal-minded hipsters, the truth is that done correctly and at scale, it can be a smart, sustainable, and ultimately profitable use …

Aquaponics

7 Scientific Reasons You Always Feel Like You Don’t Have Enough Time | Inc.com

We’ve all used conversational expressions like "there aren't enough hours in the day" to describe a common sentiment--that if we had more time, we would all be more productive. However, this isn't always the case, and as you might suspect, the usual culprit for this feeling isn't a lack of time, …

Time Management

Fungus: the stuff of life

Claxton, Norfolk They process the hard lignin and resistant woody tissues, converting it into elements that trees and flowers can re-use<p>It seems apt that mushrooms are made from the same stuff as insects – chitin – because, like insects, they have a gift for sudden appearance. One moment nothing, …

Gardening
Economics