Climate Change

Responding To Tragedies: More Than Thoughts and Prayers – Spiritual Article

When tragedy occurs we naturally want to reach out with words of comfort. We have to do better than “thoughts and prayers.” We’ve been pelted with tragedies — some human created and others of nature — and many of us are reflecting and praying. Texas mass shootings, multiple other mass shootings, Hurricane Dorian, many other hurricanes that left swaths of populated areas devastated, and the deadly California dive-boat fire are just a few of the tragedies we have grieved over…

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Mass-scale reforestation has ‘mind-blowing potential’ to combat climate change, finds study – Positive News – Positivity Article

Planting billions of trees globally is by far the most impactful – and affordable – way to tackle the climate crisis, according to the scientists behind a new study. They have calculated that 0.9bn hectares of land worldwide are suitable for reforestation, and that planting new trees in these areas could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that human activity has sent into the atmosphere. The scientists described the figure as “mind-blowing”. The Crowther Lab of ETH Zurich has published…

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Want To Waste Less Food? Take Up Pickling

That “dish” I brought in for the potluck was nothing more than a jar of quick-pickled red onion and green beans. A bright, refreshing, not to mention gut-friendly addition to any salad, burger, or bowl, pickled fruits and veggies are as versatile as they are easy. To make them, I start with a Mason jar filled with a cup of water, a cup of apple cider vinegar, and about 1 to 2 teaspoons of salt. Depending on what I’m cooking…

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