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Sustainable Beyond Organic Meats: we are what the animal eats

Steak

What if everything you’ve been told or read about beef is wrong? Well, wrong that is unless you have been buying and eating beef that has been raised on grass all their lives, hormone-free, no antibiotics. There’s an enormous difference between store-bought meats raised in fedlots, certified organic, and beyond organic. Here I am talking […] Read more…

The Skinny About Supermarket Meat and Your Health

Cattle at US Wellness Meats

For most of human history people ate food that was grown or raised in the way nature intended; off the surrounding land. Goats, sheep, bison and cattle spent their entire lives grazing on native plants and grasses. These animals grew to maturity slowly over time at their natural rate. These herds, known as ruminants, are designed […] Read more…

Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis Bacterium

Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis was first encountered in two cases in Italy in 2003. Fifteen cases were observed in 2009 in Iran. Twelve cases have been discovered in India in 2011. Totally Drug Resistant, known as TDR, is when a disease is resistant to all prescribed medications. In this case it, TDR-TB, is resistant to […] Read more…

Great News: Predator-Proof Fencing Helps Ground Nesting Birds in Hawaii

Formed entirely by volcanic action about 4,000 km (2,400 miles) from the nearest continental land mass, Hawai`i is the most isolated group of islands in the Pacific. Except for the Hawaiian bat, no terrestrial mammal naturally colonized the islands. Isolated from the enemies of their ancestors, Hawai`i’s native plants and animals gradually lost their natural […] Read more…

The Indomitable Spirit of Migrating Salmon

Heavy rains in the pacific NW brought flooded roadways. The flooded road in this video confused migrating salmon and made the water passing over the road deep enough for the salmon to swim across. The video shot by reporter Keith Eldridge of Seattle’s KOMO 4 News shows salmon swimming across flooded Skokomish Valley Road near […] Read more…

Electricity for Our Homes: Wind Power or Mountaintop Removal

The Last Mountain: Mountaintop Removal

In a world of rising energy prices, rising global temperatures, and rising sea levels, Americans are looking for clean and affordable energy. Yet under the influence of big energy companies, policy-makers are stubbornly clinging to the old, dirty fossil fuel technologies of the past. Along with global warming, mountaintop removal is an egregious example of […] Read more…

Gross National Happiness

Kingdom_of_Bhutan

Until a few years ago I didn’t even know a country named Bhutan existed, only 110 miles from the north to south and 200 from east to west, Bhutan – called by its people Druk Yul, “the Land of the Thunder Dragon” – is home to a remarkable variety of climates and ecosystems. When I […] Read more…

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