Gavin Heron

2,159 Flips | 1 Magazine | 12 Likes | 5 Following | 210 Followers | @earthprobiotic | Composting food waste into soil food.

4 pollinator plants to curate the garden of every honey bee’s dream

06:55 | August 13, 2018<p>Gardening expert Frank Ferragine reveals his top 4 pollinator plants to curate the garden of every honey bee’s …

Gardening

How an everyday ingredient used in chocolate, soap, biscuits and mayo is driving orangutans to the brink of extinction

Every time we shampoo, eat a chocolate bar or spread our toast with peanut butter we could be helping to push orangutans to the brink of …

Orangutans

How to bokashi compost: Helpful videos and information

Bokashi composting is fast and easy. Simply add food waste to the indoor kitchen composter, sprinkle with the bokashi bran mixture, and wait for the …

Gardening

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make.<p>For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only …

Sustainability

How Exactly Does Geothermal Energy Work?

While it’s hard to miss a massive solar array or a field full of wind turbines, so much of the action with geothermal energy happens out-of-sight …

Geothermal Energy

The Coming Worm Apocalypse Should Terrify You

Worms may not be warm and fuzzy, but their essential role in many ecosystems across this planet makes them canaries in the agricultural coal mine.<p>You …

Farming

Your produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers might change that

CLOSE<p>Eco friendly cover crops saving soil and nutrients on the K.L. Donaldson Farm<p>There it sits – in all its green glory – in the produce section of …

Farming

Why the buzz on Biochar?

Black, Highly porous, and lightweight — though unassuming, biochar has emerged as a promising material in managing climate change, producing energy, …

Waste Management

Daily Growing Tips and Advice: Solving Worm Bin Problems!

I've been having some issues with the old worm bin. So here are the most common ones you'll run into...and how to solve them!<p><b>Learn More:</b> Best Worm …

Gardening

Four people who’ve made farming and conservation work in perfect harmony

Farmers are often blamed for damaging wildlife populations, but, here, four land managers whose passion for conservation is making a difference tell …

Farming

Ground rules: how to keep your soil happy and healthy

Cutting down on expensive fertiliser can sometimes give you better results<p>Fertiliser can be expensive. It can be time-consuming to apply. It can also use valuable resources and even contribute to environmental pollution. So here’s some great news: in many cases, slavish devotion to its application …

Gardening

Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

Far beneath the deeply frozen ice cap at Mars’s south pole lies a lake of liquid water—the first to be found on the Red Planet. Detected from orbit …

Mars Express

Get Serious About Compost

Compost is not fertilizer. The sooner a gardener embraces this reality, the better. But gardener’s gold does have an undeniable importance in the …

Gardening

As Wildfires Rage and Heat Records Broken Worldwide, Corporate Media Urged to Cover Climate Crisis' Link to Extreme Weather

Climate scientists sounded alarms on Tuesday as reports circulated of extreme weather and record-breaking high temperatures all over the …

Climate Change

Ancient farmers transformed Amazon and left an enduring legacy on the rainforest

Ancient communities transformed the Amazon thousands of years ago, farming in a way which has had a lasting impact on the rainforest, a major new …

Ecology

Italy’s farmers turn to cow dung to save beloved olive trees

The only thing to do when a bacterium has spread is to find a way to live with it and strengthen trees Professor Marco Scortichini<p>Ciccio Manelli, 81, who owns hundreds of ancient olive trees in the southern Italian province of Brindisi, burst into tears when contemplating the prospect of his …

Farming

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

In Ireland, Drought And A Drone Revealed The Outline Of An Ancient Henge

A drone flight and a lingering dry spell have exposed a previously unknown monument in Ireland's Boyne Valley, forgotten for thousands of years and long covered by crops — which, struggling to cope with a lengthy drought, finally revealed the ancient footprint.<p>Photographer and author Anthony Murphy …

Archaeology

Compost king: Paul Sellew at TEDxBoston

Surprise! California cracked down on carbon and its economy is still booming

The predictions were dire in 2006 when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill audaciously committing the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 in order to combat global warming.<p>Assembly Bill 32 would be a “job killer,” the state Chamber of Commerce declared. Businesses would flee the …

Fossil Fuels

The risks of single use plastic alternatives

As the war on plastic heats up, both users of convenient disposables and suppliers of plastic products are looking for alternatives. But could the …

Pollution

How a Failed Car Company Gave Rise to a Revolutionary New Battery

Fisker's solid-state battery powers electric vehicles--and drones and flying taxis.<p>Since Alessandro Volta created the first true battery in 1800, improvements have been relatively incremental. When it comes to phones and especially electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries have resisted a slew of …

Electric Vehicles

Banking on Seeds Rare, Diverse and Endangered | Independent Lens | PBS

When <i>National Geographic Magazine</i> reported that about 94% of the world’s vegetable seeds circa 1903 are now missing from the Earth, Taggart Siegel and …

Plastic packaging pictures – send us your best worst examples

Australia’s oceans, beaches and nature reserves are drowning in plastic pollution and excessive packaging is one of the culprits. While reducing our plastic consumption and recycling the waste will help, it won’t solve the problem. Corporations must take responsibility for the problem they are …

Pollution

As attention on Vinduino grows, so does its market

Reinier van der Lee had a problem.<p>In rainy, verdant 2010, Van der Lee and his wife, Monique, purchased a distressed vineyard in Temecula. Their plan …

The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming

As a ferocious hurricane bears down on South Florida, water managers desperately lower canals in anticipation of 4 feet of rain.<p>Everyone east of Dixie Highway is ordered evacuated, for fear of a menacing storm surge. Forecasters debate whether the storm will generate the 200 mph winds to achieve …

Why recycling won't save the planet

<b>We blame ourselves for not recycling more plastics, and yet our efforts are like "hammering a nail to halt a falling skyscraper." It's time we got to</b> …

Seed Saving 101: 10 Things to Know If You Want to Start Saving Seeds

As your garden starts producing fruit, keep this information in mind if you want to start saving seeds.Beans. That’s right. If you want to start …

America's Oldest Dog Discovery Helps Solve Canine DNA Riddle

Science & Innovation<p>Think your pup has something in common with dogs that roamed the Americas 10,000 years ago? It may, but not in the way you think.<p>Some 10,000 years ago, in what is now Koster, Illinois, a dog died. Its adopted group of hunter gatherers carefully laid the pup to rest in its own …

Electric vehicles alone could cause peak oil demand within decade

<b>In an aggressive scenario, electrified transportation could displace 8 million barrels of oil per day.</b><p>When Tesla announced that it had built 7,000 …